The White House on Friday revealed that radio frequency attacks against U.S. personnel — like that kind that were suspected to have occurred in Cuba and elsewhere around the world — have also happened in the U.S.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said possible incidents occurred in the United States that appear similar to other attacks that caused mysterious illnesses. One reportedly occurred near the White House.
“At this point, at this moment, we don’t know the cause of these incidents, which are both limited in nature and the vast majority of which have been reported overseas,” Psaki said in answer to questions. One of the incidents happened last year near the White House Ellipse, sickening a national security council staffer. In another, a White House official reported feeling symptoms while walking her dog in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C, the Daily Mail reported.
In the past few years, there have been several incidents affecting U.S. embassy personnel, including two that made diplomats in Cuba sick — prompting the nickname “Havana syndrome.” “Dozens of Americans have been diagnosed with a range of symptoms, including traumatic brain injuries, with several describing bizarre experiences like strange noises and sensations. The U.S. government has acknowledged cases in Cuba, China, Uzbekistan and Russia — but there are media reports of other countries now, too,” ABC News reported.