In something that appears to be taken straight out of a sci-fi novel, there are reported to have been a series of mysterious “directed energy” attacks conducted on various American diplomatic and national security outposts placed in a number of other countries around the world.

A number of the staff at these various outposts have also been subjected to these “direct energy” attacks.

Details are scarce, and the source of these attacks is shrouded in secrecy, but government officials have evidently become concerned enough about these events to devote significant resources to investigating them.

Sci-Fi Weapons Wreak Havoc?

These bizarre attacks appear to have begun as early as late 2016. Back then, diplomatic staff working at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, began to experience a set of spontaneously emerging medical symptoms that were indicative of brain damage.

Many reported symptoms like severe headaches, dizziness and nausea.

Experts were perplexed as to the causes of these symptoms though then-president Donald Trump accused the Cuban government of conducting covert attacks on U.S. personnel at the time.

As time went on, U.S. personnel also reported similar symptoms at diplomatic outposts in Moscow, in the Czech Republic and in Guangzhou, China. CIA agents in particular were adversely affected by the Guangzhou episode.

There has been much disagreement as to the precise cause of what has since been deemed “Havana Syndrome,” but a panel of experts tasked with investigating the matter concluded that these symptoms were due to deliberate attacks that were made using what the panel described as “directed-energy” weapons.

But if all of that wasn’t strange enough, there are now reports that similar attacks have occurred in both Washington D.C. and Miami.

According to Politico, several staffers working for an unspecified U.S. government agency in Miami reported symptoms of Havana Syndrome. There have also been attacks in the past on government facilities in Arlington, Va.

Initially, the CIA believed that some kind of “sonic weapons” were used to trigger these symptoms, but now it appears that they were caused by bursts of specially directed microwave energy — at least if an investigative report on the matter by the National Academy of Sciences is to be believed.

Some remain skeptical of all of this, however. Robert E. Bartholomew, author of a book on Havana Syndrome, pointed out that the panel was assembled in such a way as to exclude experts who were inclined toward different explanations for what happened.

For instance, a former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists was placed on the panel but was later dropped after he voiced his opinion that Havana Syndrome may have psychogenic causes.

Journalists like Timothy Golden have also shown that U.S. diplomatic staff in Havana were warned that they would face attacks by sonic weapons. It’s possible that they were primed or conditioned into believing that these were under attack when the true causes of their problems were much more mundane.