The Associated Press (AP) has obtained a recording of the ‘sonic weapon’ U.S. Embassy workers say they heard in Havana shortly before suffering a variety of physical ailments. 22 Americans are ‘medically confirmed’ to have been affected by the sonic attacks, which began last year and are considered ‘ongoing’ – with the most recent attack in late August.
Full-spectrum analysis shows that the sound is comprised of roughly ’20 or more frequencies, or pitches,’ which combine to sound like a mass of crickets in an undulating whine – described by some as ‘colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard’ effect.
Listen here at your own risk – apparently listening to a recording of the sound isn’t dangerous when played at normal levels through phone or computer speakers:
You may have just been MK Ultra’d.
The U.S. says embassy workers suffered a variety of hearing, cognitive, visual, balance, sleep and other ailments after being exposed to the waves.
The recordings from Havana have been sent for analysis to the U.S. Navy, which has advanced capabilities for analyzing acoustic signals, and to the intelligence services, the AP has learned. But the recordings have not significantly advanced U.S. knowledge about what is harming diplomats.
Cuba has denied involvement or knowledge of the attacks. The U.S. hasn’t blamed anyone and says it still doesn’t know what or who is responsible. But the government has faulted President Raul Castro’s government for failing to protect American personnel, and Nauert said Thursday that Cuba “may have more information than we are aware of right now.”
The 20 distinct frequencies form a series of ‘peaks’ that jump up from a baseline like ‘spikes,’ said AP.
“There are about 20 peaks, and they seem to be equally spaced. All these peaks correspond to a different frequency,” said Kausik Sarkar, an acoustics expert and engineering professor at The George Washington University who reviewed the recording with the AP.
Those frequencies might be only part of the picture. Conventional recording devices and tools to measure sound may not pick up very high or low frequencies, such as those above or below what the human ear can hear. Investigators have explored whether infrasound or ultrasound might be at play in the Havana attacks.
Cuba says it’s launched an ‘exhaustive and priority’ investigation into the attacks, which they claim they have no idea about.
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