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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:19 PM

Mass hysteria may explain 'sonic attacks' in Cuba, say top neurologists


Despite 22 Americans reporting symptoms no evidence of a weapon found
Experts suspect a psychosomatic disorder linked to high stress in Havana

Julian Borger and Philip Jaekl
Thursday 12 October 2017 13.20 EDT

Senior neurologists have suggested that a spate of mysterious ailments among US diplomats in Cuba – which has caused a diplomat rift between the two countries – could have been caused by a form of “mass hysteria” rather than sonic attacks.

The unexplained incidents have prompted the US to withdraw most of its embassy staff from Havana and expel the majority of Cuban diplomats from Washington.

The neurologists who talked to the Guardian cautioned that no proper diagnosis is possible without far more information and access to the 22 US victims, who have suffered a range of symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus, headaches and dizziness.

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But US and Cuban investigations have produced no evidence of any weapon, and the neurologists argue that the possibility of “functional disorder” due to a problem in the functioning of nervous system – rather than a disease – should be considered.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/12/cuba-mass-hysteria-sonic-attacks-neurologists

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Reply Mass hysteria may explain 'sonic attacks' in Cuba, say top neurologists (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 12 OP
LuvLoogie Oct 13 #1
defacto7 Oct 13 #2
CottonBear Oct 14 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:10 AM

1. Do not panic...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:19 AM

2. That is THE most stupid answer I've heard from

a government investigation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 09:18 AM

3. Maybe the attacks were made up as an excuse to withdraw US staff from Cuba.

Who knows? Anything is possible with the Dolt45 misadministration in charge of foreign policy.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 12:37 PM

4. Making up a fake sound wouldn't be necessary

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for an excuse. Rachel Maddow played a 5 second clip published by AP of the sound that was heard or at least the part in normal hearing range.
With a professional background in the physics of sound and as a master tuner of pipe organs and pianos, I know without a doubt that harmoniccs can be arranged in such a way as to do serious damage to hearing and at higher wave lengths, and with force I strongly suspect could have an effect on the nervous system. Long periods of multiple sine waves (not exclusive) arranged in non-pure intervals can be manipulated with disturbing results to hearing acuity and the nervous system even between 15K Hz and 25K Hz.
This is not new; it's relatively old observation. I don’t know what reason any government official would have to overlook this phenomenon. Such a thing would definitely make one ugly weapon.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 12:51 PM

5. Ive got nothing then. Who knows whats really going on?

I am exhausted from waking up each day to weirder, worse and scarier news regarding Dolt45 and his evil GOP minions.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 01:12 PM

6. Understood. Actually I'm not sure any of us have

much of anything.
Be well.

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