My Greatest Fear #60: Sonic Wave Attacks

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Well, folks, we have a new greatest fear to add to the list. This is one that I wouldn’t have known about…but then it happened to real people!

As reported recently by the NY Times, 16 employees at the the US embassy in Cuba became mysteriously ill last year. They experienced headaches, dizziness, and hearing loss, but at the time they didn’t know why.

However, after a series of medical examinations, doctors are confident that these people were subjected to a sonic wave attack (perhaps an ongoing series of such attacks) at their homes in Havana.

This kind of thing terrifies me.

Not, of course, because this is a thing that happens often. Rather, it’s scary because it could be happening at any time, and you simply wouldn’t know it. You might start to feel sick, but you’d have absolutely no idea why.

Think about that: You might be under a sonic wave attack right now, and there’s no way you would be able to identify it. That’s horrible!

I feel bad for those who went through the attack, and I hope this is a exceptionally rare occurrence.

Do you have any similar fears about things that are very difficult to detect? Sonic waves, cancer, mountain lions, etc.

6 Responses to “My Greatest Fear #60: Sonic Wave Attacks”

  1. Kelsey says:

    I highly suggest reading the book “Dead Mountain” which talks about this exact phenomenon and how it can happen in the wilderness.

  2. Ben C. says:

    I’ve heard about technology like that being developed for crowd/riot control. Blast them with a sonic wave that makes them have vertigo, or something like that. Non-lethal and the vertigo stops as soon as the device is turned off… cool idea, unless it causes hearing loss like the people in Cuba!!!!

  3. Josh D Hale says:

    Ever heard about the long range sub-aquatic tests done? Vibrations at such a low wavelength it could cause your head to explode? I think it was either an X-Files or that I made it up…

  4. Joe Pilkus says:

    Sharks with lasers…period

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