WASHINGTON (7News) — In November 2020, a National Security Council official became mysteriously sick near the White House, on the Ellipse, CNN reports.
Federal agencies are now investigating that incident, which has a lot in common with incidents involving CIA and State Department personnel serving overseas in Cuba, Russia and China. In those attacks, victims have suffered from a series of symptoms that together are known as "Havana syndrome" — dizziness, pounding headaches, ear-popping, vertigo, and sometimes a phantom "piercing directional noise," according to CNN.
Sources tell CNN that it has not been determined if the Ellipse incident is connected to the overseas attacks or who is behind them.
CNN reported in December that a State Department-sponsored study published by the National Academy of Sciences found that the attacks are consistent with the use of directed microwave energy.
"Overall, directed pulsed RF (radio frequency) energy, especially in those with the distinct early manifestations, appears to be the most plausible mechanism in explaining these cases among those that the committee considered," the report said.
"The mere consideration of such a scenario raises grave concerns about a world with disinhibited malevolent actors and new tools for causing harm to others, as if the U.S. government does not have its hands full already with naturally occurring threats," the report went on to say.