Are Cuban "sonic attacks" instead mass psychogenic illness?


EXCERPT: [...] This leaves one plausible explanation for the illness cluster in Cuba: mass psychogenic illness. To those who are unfamiliar with the capabilities of sonic weaponry, the claims may sound ominous—and very real. After all, how can conditions like hearing loss and brain trauma be psychological in origin? State Department officials have even released a recording of the “weapon” in action. Yet the recording proves little. The high-pitched whine sounds like a swarm of cicadas. It could be anything. It is the equivalent of a blurry UFO photograph or grainy Bigfoot video. Furthermore, most of the symptoms are vague. Terms like “brain trauma” and “hearing loss” sound alarming but tell us little, and none of the medical records have been released. This could be done without violating privacy laws by redacting the names and identifying information about the “victims.” How many diplomats are suffering from hearing loss, and is it partial or total? Why haven’t they given us more specific figures? Is it one case or 17—and if it is the latter, why haven’t they said so in order to convince a skeptical media? There may very well be a small number of personnel who are experiencing health issues that are unrelated to either psychogenic illness or a sonic weapon....

The problem with the so called skeptics in this particular case is they are assuming that sound is being directly outputted to be audible, they don't seem to consider bone conduction ( where ultrasound frequency is used.

While indeed a psychoactive compound can effect peoples observations, to have every person in a building, that potentially work at different times and in different rooms to all suffer the same effect is itself rather preposterous. I'm sure all parties were and likely are subjected to screening for drugs, viral infections etc regularly, so it would be absurd to write it off ultrasound so easily.
Maybe conversion disorder.

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