We discussed Havana syndrome previously in our article UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger. To recap, we mentioned how Havana Syndrome is a set of symptoms which have affected overseas diplomats (as well as people who are not diplomats and not overseas). Over the last 2 years, the investigation of this ailment has continued in the public. Some new information has been uncovered, but the specific cause and culprit remain unknown.
From the Fortean Winds POV, the current public investigation is hindered by not acknowledging the connection between UFO/UAP and the symptoms associated with Havana Syndrome. Below are the common symptoms reported and these are the same set of symptoms reported by individuals who have been within close proximity of unidentified flying objects.
- Headaches: Severe, persistent headaches are a common complaint among those affected by Havana syndrome.
- Dizziness: Many individuals reported feeling dizzy and unsteady, sometimes vertigo.
- Hearing loss: Some individuals reported sudden hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and difficulty hearing certain frequencies.
- Cognitive difficulties: Some individuals reported memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and confusion.
- Visual problems: Some individuals reported temporary vision changes, blurred vision and double vision.
- Balance problems: Many individuals reported difficulties with balance, including a tendency to fall.
- Sleep disturbances: Some individuals reported difficulty sleeping and feeling excessively tired.
- Tinnitus: Some individuals report a persistent ringing in their ears.
- Physical sensations: Some individuals reported feeling pressure or vibrations in their body.
These symptoms are indicative of exposure to low frequency waves. It is possible a foreign actor produced such waves. Such weapons exist. Which is a more recent development in this case. In the investigation for his Havana Syndrome podcast journalist Nicky Woolf uncovered that the US has such capabilities.
The focus has been on the diplomats and government personnel affected by the syndrome at the exclusion of other public cases. In the data world, we would call this cherry picking. It’s what happens when you begin with too narrow of a hypothesis, and only accept the data which fits into it. The hypothesis begins with the idea that this is an energy weapon being directed at US service personnel. So, it just ignores the other public cases, such as the cast member of Skinwalker Ranch who also developed the syndrome (Jason Turner and Travis Taylor, two other cast members have experienced the onset of Havana Syndrome while on camera).
His was not the only case of a domestic – non-US government – civilian individual who afflicted by Havana Syndrome. Yet, the investigation focuses on the government personnel.
Why is this important? It’s important because it’s like trying to put together a puzzle and you’re missing half of the pieces. We’re reliant on public information such as what was put out by the National Academies of Sciences and the Department of State.
An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees
and Their Families at Overseas Embassies
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25889.
These assessments don’t consider UAP in their analysis. The ongoing journalism isn’t focused on the UAP angle. Why should they be?
Because even if Havana Syndrome is entirely the product of a hostile foreign power, that foreign power is aware of what we point out in our article UFOs and Brain Damage. Which is that Havana Syndrome is the same set of symptoms and physiological effects recorded by medical professionals, examining individuals who were in close proximity to UFO/UAP. Thus, that foreign power is aware it can use UFO/UAP as an alibi.
“It wasn’t us, it was the flying saucers.”
The US Government has acknowledged UFO/UAP exist, and there is a publicly known task force looking into the objects. Yet, there isn’t disclosure. They haven’t discussed the materials of which they are in possession, or the conclusions of their 70 years of study. This would make for a nasty form of disclosure.
“UFOs are here. They’re irradiating some people. But in this case we think it’s Country XY.”
That would be a lot to unpack for people. It’s possible this quagmire is pushing the discussion of disclosure forward. If a country is going to use UAP as an alibi, UAP first have to be eliminated as a possibility by the accuser. That can’t be done unless they’re acknowledged to exist, and some research based evidence demonstrates that UAP are not to blame.
Furthermore, it is necessary to consider UAP in the Havana Syndrome issue as some of these cases may have been caused by UAP. Vice News has a Havana Syndrome podcast covering this topic, and they interview a woman affected by Havana Syndrome while working as a diplomat in Cuba. She goes by the pseudonym “Tina.”
“I didn’t hear anything except the water running, the sensation I felt was an overwhelming sense of inexplicable anxiety. There was no reason for it. I was not stressed at all…and there was an incredible pressure and pain in my head and my ears. I never felt anything like that before, I felt paralyzed. It was just sort of one of those…where you’re in a dream and you can’t move.”
Vice World News 2023 – Havana Syndrome Episode 1 (Anderson, Entous)
Tina also points out that her job is not sensitive and she does not consider herself a likely target for hostile action. This is the current conclusion of the intelligence community as well. They haven’t found any evidence that points to a hostile foreign power. The selection of targets doesn’t seem to indicate a specific pattern of intent. So….if you’ve eliminated all of the likely possibilities…perhaps it’s time to consider the anomalous.
This is by no means a stretch. The study you find often mentioned here on Fortean Winds is the government’s (DIA) report “The Anomalous Acute and Subacute Field Effects on Human Biological Tissue.” This report is so important because it talks about the physical effects of UFOs on people. Havana Syndrome is identical to many of these effects.
It really did make the most sense that this was a hostile foreign power. Yet if the intel community’s assessment is accurate and transparent, UAP are simply the next most likely suspect. Multiple instances of the same effects at Skinwalker Ranch and abductees studied by medical professionals.
If one considers UAP a real suspect it allows investigators to widen their net. They can look at cases of Havana Syndrome which affected people who are NOT government employees. If this is not a hostile foreign power, and they’re only looking at government cases for patterns….they’re unlikely to find anything meaningful. If US investigators looked at cases of ordinary civilians affected by UAP and compare them to what they know about the diplomats cases, new patterns may emerge. There might be a physiological connection or other similarity between these victims which could indicate why they were targeted.
We won’t know unless we ask those pesky UFO questions…and that’s cool. That’s why we’re here.
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