On September 15, 2021, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered all military personnel, Defense Department civilian officials and contractors to report any symptoms of Havana syndrome, a mysterious disease that affected US diplomatic missions in many countries around the world.
The mysterious disease manifested itself for the first time in 2016 in Havana, Cuba, where it literally wiped out the staff of the US Embassy. The victims reported that at first they heard strange grinding and ringing sounds, and then they either lost consciousness, or began to experience severe migraines, dizziness and disorientation.
The diplomatic mission had to be closed, and the personnel had to be repatriated. At least 59 Americans in Cuba and China have been screened or treated for the unknown illness. The total number of patients amounts to at least 130 people.
In 2021, a new wave of unexplained health incidents took place, this time in Vienna and Berlin. According to The Associated Press, in August of this year, the arrival of US Vice President Kamala Harris to Vietnam was delayed for three hours for the same reason. It was said that another employee of the US Embassy — this time in Hanoi — allegedly fell victim to the “Havana epidemic.”
At the same time, the Defence Department, as well as the Joe Biden administration made it clear that they take the problem very seriously.
The State Department and the CIA issued a series of guidelines for their employees as well. One of them says that one should immediately leave a potentially dangerous place if feeling unwell. To crown it all, the US State Department set up a special work group that diplomats and their family members could turn to should they experience “unexplained health incidents.”
The fear of imminent danger has settled in long corridors of the US State Department and the CIA. Government officials now feel uneasy about going on long business trips, especially with family members. Rumours started spreading very quickly about a new “secret weapon of the Russians” that affected intelligence officers and diplomats.
The geography of the Havana syndrome has been expanding. CIA staffer William Burns returned from India and brought easily recognisable symptoms along too. US agent Marc Polymeropoulos, who worked in Moscow, lost his ability to work forever, started suffering from severe headaches and blamed the infamous Havana syndrome for this.
Evil tongues pointed out, though, that the former spy obtained a high severance pay and a life-long pension complete with free social insurance ahead of schedule.
In December last year, the staff of the US National Academy of Sciences provided their own medical opinion on the subject: from the point of view of scientists, a microwave weapon is to blame.
The verdict, signed by 19 medical specialists and experts in related fields of science, stated that the above-mentioned symptoms developed as a result of directed pulsed radio frequency energy attack. This is the only explanation to the mysterious disease, the scientists said. The report of the commission was published by The New York Times.
Is this really a Russian weapon?
Avril D. Haines, the Director of the National Intelligence in the Biden administration, informed President Biden on August 8 of this year that experts were doing their best to find evidence that would prove the involvement of elusive Russian agents in the phenomenon. They are still looking, good luck to them.
Moscow has repeatedly denied such accusations. In December 2020, Maria Zakharova, an official representative for the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated that Russia did not have any microwave directed weapons.
In is worthy of note that in the fall of 2021, cases of the “microwave” disease were reported in Japan, Uzbekistan, Colombia and Australia.
Back in January 2018, Beatrice Colomb, a professor at the University of San Diego, published an article in Neural Computing journal about the effects of microwaves on the human body. In September of the same year, the researcher sent a detailed letter to the division of the US State Department engaged in the investigation of the Havana syndrome. The professor said that she had no doubts about the microwave nature of the Havana syndrome.
It should be noted that Beatrice Colomb specialises in the effects of microwaves on the human body. The US State Department reported back that they read the report with interest.
Meanwhile, researchers in the United States described the symptoms of microwave auditory exposure as the Frey effect, in honour of one of the pioneers in the field. Experts agree that the human brain can work like a receiving antenna that picks up gigahertz waves. When subjects were exposed to pulsed microwave irradiation, they reported that they could at first hear strange grinding sounds and then feel fatigued.
From the point of view of the scientists, this is due to the dielectric properties of the human brain. When exposed to external electric and magnetic energy fields, internal polarisation of the human brain may occur, which triggers severe medical consequences. Such conclusions can be found in the report from the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism. The document was published in July of this year.
Professor James C. Lin of the University of Illinois, a leading investigator of the Frey effect, believes that microwaves can cause thermoelastic disorder in the ear and disrupt motor coordination.
The new electromagnetic weapon
Curiously, all modern research into the field of targeted exposure of humans to microwave radiation has been conducted in the United States.
First research works on the subject date back to December 1966, when deputy director of CIA’s DARPA research and development agency mentioned a project related to microwave weapons.
Later, it became known from confidential sources that the US Air Force launched three secret research programs during the 1990s.
The first project was named Hello. The task was to select the range of microwaves that would cause people to experience loud ringing noise in the head. The second study, codenamed Good-bye, was supposed to find frequencies that would be capable of suppressing crowd aggression. The US apparently was looking for ways to disperse demonstrations. The third line of research — Good night — was supposed to enable remote killings of people.
In the spring of 2018, when Professor Colomb published her article on the effects of microwaves on humans, Curtis Waltman of MuckRock media platform discovered an email from the Washington State Fusion Center in his inbox. There was a heavy zipped file attached to the email. The file was called “EM effects on human body”. This information was published by Popular Mechanics in the April 19, 2018 issue.
The document described the technology for creating psycho-electric weapons and effects of radiation on the human brain and body. It also contained information about the creation of a device to remotely manipulate human beings.
Science, including the one that looks for sophisticated ways of destruction of living beings, does not stand still. According to French military media outlets, the US is testing a new type of air defense system that uses the microwave technology.
The complex is known as THOR (Tactical High Power Operational Responder) and is designed to combat unmanned aerial vehicles with the help of powerful electromagnetic impulses.
There are many opinions, but who exactly is behind these weapons is hard to say.
Mysterious disappearance of a woman who fell into a well
A very strange case occurred in Mexico when people heard a woman’s
scream coming from a well, but rescuers did not find anyone there. And
now they suspect it was a ghost.
creepiest thing is that the screaming woman was heard both by those who
called the rescuers and by the rescuers themselves. And this woman
answered their questions.
The incident happened a few days ago in
the Mexican city of Saltillo. From a narrow sewer well located on the
territory of a certain colony, a local resident heard women’s screams.
And this happened, as stated, at 3:30 am. This time – 3 am or 3:30 am in the culture of many nations is called the Devil’s Hour.
this man came to the nearest hospital, saying that a woman had fallen
into a well and was asking for help. He said the woman told him her name
of the “Violet” security group, who are constantly on duty at this
hospital, immediately went to the scene of the incident. They reached
the indicated well, the depth of which was 6 meters, and one of them
shouted into the dark depths, asking the name of the victim. Everyone
heard a woman’s voice answer “Juanita” from the depths.
this, the rescuers began to shine their lanterns into the well, but they
could not see the person there. Then they called the fire department
and within a few minutes firefighters arrived with special equipment.
lowered a ladder into the well and one of the firefighters went down on
it, but only discovered that it was completely empty and there were no
signs of human presence.
At the bottom of the well there was only a
narrow channel for water, through which even a child, let alone an
adult, could not crawl.
A subsequent search of the area, including
a nearby sewer, for the alleged victim turned up nothing. The rescuers
left the place in complete bewilderment.
When news of this
incident appeared in the media, local paranormal investigator Roberto
Avila claimed that Juanita was the ghost of a woman who had once died
were told that a person died here several years ago. Perhaps this
person still does not realize that he is no longer in the world of the
living, and his spirit still continues to cry out for help.”
also has a theory that in the well there was a “lower being from the
astral plane” who, with his screams, tried to provoke an accident on the
road that passes nearby.
“The lower entity from the astral plane
sits in a place where black waters pass. In these places, portals
regularly appear, which are gates to other dimensions,” says Avila.
“Cursed charity shop painting ruined my life”, says British woman
A British woman purchased a portrait of a young girl from a charity shop and now asserts that the picture is cursed, reports mirror.co.uk.
Elliot-Brown, aged 36, spotted an artwork by an unfamiliar artist at
the Hastings Advice Representation Center in St Leonards-on-Sea, East
Sussex, a month ago.
Simultaneously, the seller cautioned Zoe
about the painting possibly being cursed, revealing that a prior
purchaser of the same artwork had returned it to the store with the
statement “it ruined my life.”
Out of curiosity, Zoe captured an
image of the painting on her smartphone and shared the photo with her
68-year-old mother, Jane Elliot-Brown. Her mother seemed to be entranced
by the painting.
she began urging Zoe to acquire the painting. Yielding to her mother’s
persuasion, Zoe paid £20 for the artwork. However, as soon as she
introduced it into her home, strange occurrences commenced taking place.
Zoe entered her home and positioned the painting in the living room,
their dog named Cilla leaped up and started growling at the artwork.
Cilla deliberately kept her distance, refraining from approaching the
picture. Subsequently, Zoe’s mother’s health took a sharp decline. She
began experiencing alternating spells of fever and chills, requiring her
to wear four sweaters to keep warm.
Concurrently, Zoe’s mother
seemed to be captivated by the painting. She continuously gazed at it
and even caressed the painted girl’s cheek. During the night, she heard
peculiar knocks emanating from the room where the picture hung, despite
the room being unoccupied.
Zoe managed to persuade her mother that
the painting held negative energy and was cursed. However, Jane
staunchly defended the painting, reluctant to part with it.
never seen my mother yearn for something so intensely. She was
entranced by it, but not in a positive manner. She guarded it. She
frequently gazed at it. She ran her fingers over the painted girl’s
cheeks and polished the surface, although the painting didn’t require
“Each time I mentioned disposing of the painting, she
became exceedingly irritable. It transformed into a sort of family
heirloom for her, something she began cherishing.”
flatly refused to get rid of the painting. I think it’s a bit like the
magic power of the Lord of the Rings ring. It definitely works in an
attractive and charming way, it seems to pull you towards it.
“My mother became a bit like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings,” says Zoe.
herself says that it seems to her that the painted girl is very unhappy
and she stroked her to comfort her. She also does not attribute the
deterioration of her health to the purchase of the painting.
the same time, she admits that there were several cases when someone
seemed to knock on the door, and when she opened it, there was no one on
One day, Jane became so ill that she fainted right
in the bathroom. Zoe called 911, but her mother refused to go to the
hospital and was eventually left at home.
One morning, Zoe entered
the living room and saw her mother standing and stroking the painted
girl on her cheeks. And the mother could not remember how she ended up
in the living room and what she did at night.
was strange behavior, especially for my mom. She couldn’t remember
anything from what happened last night. My mom is still very weird and
distracted and doesn’t want to discuss it.”
And then something
even more frightening happened. Zoe and her friend Ben went for a walk
on a hill during a thunderstorm and suddenly saw a “creepy black figure”
that suddenly appeared in front of them.
They do not know if this
is related to the painting, but they immediately ran back in fear.
Deciding to get rid of the cursed painting, Zoey eventually took it and
took it to the same shop where she bought it.
And when she drove
up to the store, she saw that in one of the tires of the car, brand new,
someone stuck a screw. She gave the painting to the seller, but then
changed her mind and took it back.
didn’t want someone else to buy the painting and get hurt because of
it. Now Zoe wants to give the picture only to someone who understands
Now the painting is kept in Zoya’s house in a box filled with sage (it is believed that sage helps against evil spirits).
She also hung sage in every corner of the house, although Zoya’s mother was very unhappy with this.
thought knowing my luck some idiot will go and get it and try and burn
it and I don’t really want to be left with the remainder of whatever the
hell has been going on. Technically I was the last owner. [I want it]
dealt with properly. […]”
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