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Officials release audio of mystery sound heard by victims of bizarre illness
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Officials release audio of mystery sound heard by victims of bizarre illness

The sound is allegedly associated with Havana Syndrome

Officials have released an audio of a mystery sound heard by victims of an incredibly bizarre illness.

The sound is said to be associated with Havana Syndrome - a puzzling illness that has affected almost 200 US officials since it was first reported back in 2016.

While the sound does not cause harm in and of itself it is, however, said to be a byproduct of it.

The sound is associated with Havana Syndrome.
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Such victims of the illness included bureaucrats, troops and intelligence officers who were all reportedly struck with a plethora of varying symptoms.

From horrifying headaches and a loss of balance to memory issues and constant ringing in the ears - the bizarre recording is claimed to be root of the problem.

Last year on 21 February, 60 Minutes uploaded a short piece of audio recorded by a former US official who'd allegedly heard the strange noise at his home in Havana, Cuba.

The official in question, who has since remained anonymous, described it as a 'loud sound just absolutely filled my room'.

Around 200 American officials have contracted Havana Syndrome within the last seven years alone, with some sufferers even reporting long-term brain damage after hearing the audio.

You can listen to it here:

The State Department has since conducted a study into the matter and declared that the sound is most likely a linked to a pulse of radio frequency energy 'directed' at US targets.

According to the government officials, the incidents have not just been reported in various embassies across the world, but a couple of cases have even occurred near to the White House.

Olivia Troye, an ex-homeland security and counter-terrorism advisor to former vice president, Mike Pence, told the outlet that she herself had experienced Havana Syndrome symptoms in the Washington D.C. residence.

Recalling the ordeal back in 2019, Troye explained: "It was like this piercing feeling on the side of my head, it was like, I remember it was on the right side of my head and I got like, vertigo."

The official described it as a 'loud sound' which 'filled his room'.

She continued: "I was unsteady, I was, I felt nauseous, I was somewhat disoriented, and I was just, I remember thinking, 'OK you gotta - don’t fall down the stairs. You've gotta find your ground again and steady yourself'."

The advisor then went on to call the incident a 'paralysing panic attack' and admitted that she 'couldn't really process' it.

"I’ve never had that. I’ve never felt anything like that," Troye added. "And so [...] I thought to myself, 'I mean, do I have a brain tumour out of the blue? Is this what happens? Am I having a stroke?'."

And that's not the only government official to have spoken up on the matter.

"Someone is trying to send us a message that they can strike blows against us and we can’t strike back," former Homeland Security chief of staff, Miles Taylor, told the news outlet.

He believed he was personally targeted in two separative incidents whilst at his Washington home.

Taylor concluded: "That line being crossed into the United States takes this in some ways just shy of the realm of warfare."

Topics: Health, Weird, US News, World News