If you’ve been following news recently you’ve probably heard of Havana Syndrome. It’s a code name given to a mysterious illness that was first reported in 2016 by the US Embassy located in Havana. Since then blame has been shifted to foreign powers such as Russia, but there still has not been any definitive connections made. However, recently CIA made one of the first definitive statements about the origins of Havana Syndrome, which has sparked conspiracy theories.
Is a Bioweapon Causing Havana Syndrome Symptoms?
When the first cases of Havana Syndrome were reported in 2016 the first speculations were some type of Bioweapon was being used by Russia, or another foreign power to target Americans. People who suffered from Havana Syndrome reported symptoms such as hearing strange loud sounds, dizziness, headaches, nausea, hearing loss, and vision loss. People who reported these symptoms were deemed to have an unexplained brain injury.
Conspiracy theories that a bioweapon such as a radiation gun caused Havana Syndrome are still going strong since they haven’t been definitively disproven. 6 years later in 2022, and there are still no answers on what exactly causes Havana Syndrome despite continuous investigations by many spy agencies and medical groups.
Based on a recent announcement by the CIA, they appear to know who probably isn’t causing this strange illness in Americans.
Is NSA SIGINT Causing Havana Syndrome Symptoms? Strange Details About CIA Investigation of Havana Syndrome Sparks NSA SIGINT Conspiracy Theories
According to a report from NBC news the CIA has allegedly confirmed that most cases of Havana Syndrome affecting US Diplomats and undercover spies was not caused by a hostile foreign power. In these particular cases the CIA discovered other explanations for what might have caused the unexplained symptoms, but they have not revealed that information.
However, there are 24 out of the hundreds of known cases where they are still investigating to see if a foreign power was involved. In those 24 particular cases the victims experiencing Havana Syndrome may be feeling the after affects of a targeted attack. This has added more fuel to the conspiracy theories about some type of ray gun bioweapon being used to induce Havana Syndrome symptoms on certain targets.
There were some interesting reactions on social media to the new development in this strange saga. Some people even suggested a conspiracy theory that NSA SIGINT was causing Havana Syndrome symptoms in Americans who were victims of friendly fire from the US technology. NSA SIGINT is used to collect foreign intelligence communications, which is then sent to powerful members of the US government.
As you can see in the last tweet above even before CIA’s recent announcement there were conspiracy theories floating around that United States’ own NSA SIGINT tech was causing Havana Syndrome in US diplomats and CIA spies.
Only time will tell what the real truth behind this unexplained scary illness is, but the theories people have all seem plausible.