A mysterious disease is reached
No one knows exactly what causes the many far-reaching symptoms, but one thing is for sure:
American officials around the world have fallen ill for inexplicable reasons.
It started in 2016 at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Since then, more than 200 U.S. officials have served in China, Russia, Austria, and the United States, among other countries, she has been diagnosed with Havana Syndrome.
Now, the police in the German capital have also opened an investigation after several employees of the American embassy in Berlin fell ill. BBC reports.
The BBC wrote that the investigation in Germany has been ongoing since August.
Berlin police said in a statement they were investigating the case as a “suspected attack”, and wrote that they were investigating whether a “sonic weapon” had been used.
Vocal sound is high frequency sound, and one of the main theories has always been that Havana Syndrome can be caused by vocal attacks. Another major theory is that the syndrome can be caused by targeted microwaves.
Some patients have been diagnosed with brain damage. Others have reported hearing loss, dizziness, trouble sleeping, headaches, and cognitive impairment.
US President Joe Biden on Friday vowed – again – that US authorities would find the bottom of the puzzle, according to the BBC.
CIA chief removed from office
Most cases of Havana Syndrome are recorded in Vienna, which has been a known hunt for intelligence officers from many countries for years.
The city is home to, among other things, the headquarters of many United Nations organizations, as well as many international organizations that have information of interest to a number of countries.
in the United States of America The head of the Austrian CIA was dismissed from his post at the end of September for not having reacted strongly enough after several cases of Havana syndrome in Vienna.
About half of the 200 people who believe they have developed Havana Syndrome are CIA officers or family members of CIA officers.
This is why CIA Director William Burns suggested that Russia could be behind this. Burns did not prove her claims and Russia stubbornly claims that she did not support them.
Teacher: – Very simple
NTNU’s Professor Emeritus Jens Martin Hoffem, an expert in sound and acoustics, previously told Dagbladet that if the damage is caused by high-frequency sound, it can simply be transmitted through an ordinary speaker.
– The sound can come from a loudspeaker which can measure up to several square meters and operate at a very high frequency. This is a design problem, not a goal.
According to Hovem, it is not particularly difficult to direct the sound towards a single person or a single building. It depends on the design of the enclosure.
Think of a radar antenna: a circular disc with a mosaic of ceramic tiles, but instead of sending electromagnetic radiation, it oscillates the mosaic at any high frequency, Hovim explains.
There is no doubt that one can be affected by sound – all kinds of sounds.
Sound affects all of life in one way or another, such as noise that annoys people, or through communication over long distances. The fact that you cannot hear the sound does not necessarily mean that the sound does not exist. In any case, the sound is a mechanical vibration and high frequency sounds can be harmful.