Mystery illness suffered by diplomats in Cuba may have been caused by a device that doesn’t exist

Sven Creutzmann | Mambo Photo | Getty Images A mysterious illness has been striking people associated with the US Embassy in Cuba – and a secret sonic weapon is rumored to be the source. Over the past year, diplomats in Cuba have experienced an unusual collection of symptoms that range from hearing loss, vertigo, and nausea to concussions, CBS News reported.

Mysterious sonic weapons reportedly caused brain injuries in US diplomats in Cuba – here’s what we know

Mysterious “sonic weapons” have been blamed for symptoms affecting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. Victims reported hearing loss, mild traumatic brain injury, nervous system damage, and balance issues. Sound-based weapons exist, but experts aren’t sure whether any were actually used in this case.