“Sonic Attack” update: Microwave zapping ?

Microwaves going through walls

A new theory about the “sonic attacks” in Havana is being floated by a professor of engineering in Chicago.

James Lin is proposing that the brain injuries sustained by American diplomats could have been caused by “pulsed microwave energy.”

Apparently, microwave pulses can zap your brain, just as your kitchen microwave oven can heat leftovers or a cold cup of coffee.

“Scientists” in Havana continue to insist that there are no brain injuries at all, and that the diplomats merely suffered from psychological disturbances caused by crickets.

Yeah.  Sure….. Zzzzzp!

This latest theory calls to mind that old public service announcement — “this is drugs; this is your brain on drugs” — which featured an egg being cracked and dropped into a hot frying pan.

A new, updated version could feature an egg being placed in a microwave, with the message: “this is your brain; this is your brain in Havana.”

This is your brain in Havana

From The Daily Mail:

In August, American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana reported hearing sounds that were believed to be a mysterious sonic weapon.

Doctors termed the sounds ‘directional acoustic phenomena’, and even noticed brain changes in those hearing it.

While a study by Cuban scientists last week suggested that the sound was produced by crickets, an expert claims that this isn’t the case.

Instead, he says that both the sounds and health effects may be the result of a beam of pulsed microwaves.

In a study in the IEEE Microwave Magazine, Professor James Lin, an expert in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, suggests that microwaves produced the sounds.

Professor Lin said: ‘A minuscule but rapid rise in tissue temperature, resulting from the absorption of pulsed microwave energy, creates a thermoelastic expansion of brain matter.

Professor Lin suggests that the resulting acoustic wave may be perceived as sound.

And the brain tissue damage seen in the diplomats could have been caused by a combination of heating and shock waves.

While Professor Lin is unsure of what kind of device could cause this microwave auditory effect, he says development is ‘always a possibility by some military-related organisations.’

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