CBS 60 Minutes Sensationalized Report on a Sonic or Microwave Weapon Harming US Diplomats

On Sunday, March 17 2019, CBS 60 Minutes broadcast an alarming report on the Cuban/Chinese, sonic/microwave/neuroweapon attack on US embassy staff and their families.  The report is an example of how a once credible press has been supplanted by tabloid sensationalism and fearmongering.  The program featured interviews with staff and family members at the US embassy in China who believe they have suffered traumatic brain injury from an energy beam weapon of some kind.  This included interviews with a man who had Parkinson’s disease; a woman who developed a rash and experienced dizziness, auditory and vestibular symptoms that accompany many common illnesses; her young toddler who fell down more than once, and a person with preexisting traumatic brain injury, which even the US State Department agrees could not have been caused by the supposed brain-damaging energy beam.  All of these health complaints are experienced routinely in medicine, and many legitimate diagnoses could be made without jumping to such an extraordinary conclusion.  With the proper diagnosis, treatments could be applied to help these people, but CBS 60 Minutes asserts that they were all targeted and injured by a clandestine energy beam weapon, although what type of energy beam the weapon might have used is unclear.

The report claims that the “syndrome” these individuals are suffering matches that afflicting the US embassy staff and their families in Havana, where the sonic weapon scare originated two years ago.  But pooling these people together with their wide-ranging symptoms does not constitute a “syndrome.”  Grouping one person with a headache and dizziness together with another person who has Parkinson’s, and claim a new “syndrome” defies logic.  The embassy employees and their family members at both locations report a wide spectrum of common medical complaints.

Objective medical evidence does not support the claim of “wide spread traumatic brain injury,” as claimed on 60 Minutes.  The sources interviewed on the program voiced only personal speculation, without evidence.

The report lacked verification, fact checking, and failed to provide objective and alternative viewpoints.  It included comments by a member of a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, which has been roundly criticized in the scientific community as unsound.  This matter has been carefully investigated by scientists and the FBI, but their conclusions debunking the fearmongering, was omitted.  Thus far (after two years of investigation) there is no evidence of injury (as opposed to disease).  No evidence of an attack.  No evidence of a weapon.  No credible means, motive, or perpetrator has sustained scrutiny.  This 60 Minutes program is an example of the disturbing story of our day.  Fact-based journalism has been replaced by fearmongering to promote a political agenda or to whip up a sensational story.

I share with you my recent Op-ed, published in Scientific American, in which I report on a recent scientific meeting in which I, along with other Cuban and American scientists came together to examine the matter scientifically.  On the basis of the current evidence, the panel roundly rejected the fear that these people have suffered brain injury from a mysterious energy beam weapon.  If new evidence comes forth, the conclusions could change, but judgments, policy, and actions, must be grounded in fact.  The fact that 60 Minutes had information from this meeting of scientists, but chose not to present it in their program, makes their report a lie of omission.  That is a disservice to the public, to their profession, and to their once honorable reputation.

If you are interested in what CBS 60 Minutes left out you can read it here, and for further background, see this earlier report.




  1. David Voigts on February 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    I’m a former naval officer and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. I have a degree in control systems engineering and I worked in electronics warfare and nuclear engineering as a Surface Warfare Officer.

    The so-called “Havana Syndrome” is perpetrated by a microwave-based weapon. These weapons come in many forms, but the most current class uses a human-machine interface schema. These weapons systems are used in psychological warfare applications for nation-states, but they can also be hired out by private intelligence firms like the ones mentioned in Ronan Farrows articles “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” and “A Private Mossad for Hire.”

    The weapons are used in a Stasi/Scientology fashion to intimidate, terrorize, and discredit targeted individuals. The perpetrators goals are to make victims of sexual predation or people with knowledge of corporate or individual misdeeds to become discredited and to send a chilling message to others with knowledge of crimes.

    I recommend looking at the recent indictment of the eBay executives who targeted the Natick, Ma couple who criticized eBay in their online newsletter for a good example of the intent. FBI Boston did a press conference on that case and the local CBS Boston affiliate carried the story. The video is on YouTube.

    Likewise, the main Justice Department has a video titled “Operation Foxhunt Virtual Press Conference” that describes how the Chinese Communist Party used 8 people to target individual Chinese ex-pats who were living in the United States. They use many of these same tactics.

    The use of microwave weapons on US citizens is widespread. Anyone with wealth and political connections might be able to contract psychological warfare operators who will use this tech to attack their targets. It’s a cottage industry in the US and there are thousands and thousands of victims. There are tens of thousands of victims worldwide. The scheme uses the mental health system as a cover and I’d look into Scientology’s attack on reporter Paulette Cooper for a reference on how the mental health system is used in these schemes. It’s a racket and the perpetrators probably fit the RICO statute. Their crimes definitely fit the terrorism laws.

    Also, check out Dr. James Giordano’s lecture “The Brain is the Battlefield of the Future” that he presented at West Point. Neuroweapons are real, they’ve been around for a long time, and the historical information about these technologies is available for the public to see. I like the tv show “Dark Matters: Twisted but True”s take on the subject. Season 3 episode 3 has a segment titled “Remote Control Man,” and it shows some of the early generations of this technology. The video is available on Amazon and other streaming sites. The modern weapons are miniaturized and can be delivered in the way that Dr. Giordano describes in his lecture.

    Dear Mr. Voigts,

    Thank you for your interest.

    The possibility of a microwave weapon in the Havana Syndrome has been examined and no evidence has been found to support this speculation.

    Doug Fields

    • matt on May 21, 2022 at 7:08 pm

      Hello, my neighbors are cyberbullying stalking me. I keep hearing a hissing noise, headache, dizziness, and a slight electrical sensation on my head, and gentalia???

  2. Roberto Delgado on September 2, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    My wife and I are seniors(Mexican and Cuban, respectively) and for about 15 years, we’ve been victims of every day sonic, cyberbullying and frequent neuroweapon attacks. We do know some of our attackers and the reasons why. Some of them live right on our block and they collaborate with the local police, the fed and private agency to conduct survaillance on us 24/7. My freedom of speech and activism have been twisted as anti-gov. rethoric. My decision to disallow corrupt Larry Dominick, Cicero Town President and his cronies to place elections signs on our yard and my complaint about a police officer that was intimidating me for some time are the reasons for their retaliation. However, I have a strong reason to believe there is some type of artificial intelligence or and some other type of research or experiment being secretly conducted on me. Our neighbor next door openly attacked us with a device disguised as an animal repellent for several weeks. It was so painful that it brought tears to my eyes, migrame headache, dizziness and an excruciating pain inside thje eardrums. This device was seen by a local government official. We’ve tested our home and discovered is saturated with hidden devices. We invide you to come tested and witness for yourself the present of such devices. Anything connected to the electrical system (the microwave, compaq fridge, tv, ceiling fan, heating and air conditioning unit, water heater, radio, space, heate, etc.) is weaponized. These divices are constantly used to conduct sonic attacks, sleep deprivation, psychological abuse, harassment, terror, mental manipulation, religious/spiritual deprivation and disrupt every day activities. Compliansts to the FBI, state, county, and local authorities have been intentionally dismissed as mental health problems behind the scene calling to make sure not investigation is conducted. I have kept a running record of the criminal acitivities of these perpetrators and I also want you to know that in our case utilities companies have placed a big role in helping law enforcement agencies in the weaponization and taking complete control of our home; and I confronted them in several ocassions. Finally, I would like to say that in addition to the crimes listed above, they have also committed extensive criminal property damages (more than 20K) theft, religiouds desecretions, character assessination, identity theft and other acts to cause monetary. we have met or call with authorities at every government level, media and civil rights organizations but their phone calls have so far been effective to our detriment. If you can do anything or want more info abou many, many other things I have not revealed here, contact me at 3620 S 55th Court, Cicero, IL 60804 (630)452-7828.

  3. QB on October 7, 2021 at 11:46 am

    If you wouldn’t just waited for December 5, 2020; the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine could have made this read a “blast.”

    • R. Douglas Fields on October 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm

      I attended the NAS meeting in person. The results of their report are widely misreported in the media. They did not conclude microwaves were responsible. They excluded every other theory and could not exclude microwaves, but also had no evidence that they were responsible.

      • QB on October 13, 2021 at 9:13 am

        In order to conclude that microwaves are the source, the medical community would have to have a willing participant with a radio frequency expert to perform a repeatable process. From what I understand, the medical community is not willing to test microwaves on humans in this manner. Perhaps if we could find a willing participant to prove, or disprove the science of how these weapons exist, we could come to a conclusion. The news would be better informed on how to report. The Department of Defense has a deep enough conviction about RF attacks on US personnel that they are equipping US personnel with RF sonic detection assets. I have seen medical professionals, naturally and healthily, challenge the scientific applications. What I haven’t seen is any top experts in microwave radio frequency challenge the weapon in question.

      • Anna Poggesi on October 27, 2021 at 5:42 am

        Valutare l’uso possibile della macchina di Majorana , quella che dicono che non d’ in funzione ma che e’ sempre stata usata dalla mafia. Un derivato di tecnologie di Tesla .

  4. QB on October 7, 2021 at 11:51 am

    would’ve – autocorrect

  5. KH on October 7, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Another interesting read, if you are interested in potential weapons; is a book written by hackers called, “Proof of Concept Volume II: Get The Fuck Out” Colby Moore writes about spread spectrum satcomm hacking using Globalstar to perform high frequency, as he calls, “pseudo sound” attacks.

    If you look into Colby Moore, he’ll even give you a recipe on how to equip yourself to be a better “pen tester” of RF frequencies. (Blackhat conferences are cool to watch.)

    • KH on October 14, 2021 at 7:45 am

      “While the discussion probing the physics of microwaves and sound propagation dimmed in my mind to background noise…” (Dr. Fields from the Scientific American)

      So you went to a satellite convention to learn about the weapon, and a window distracted you. Use your political science degree to study microwaves. I’ll give you a hint doc: Maybe if we can find this mysterious technology (I’m typing this on my phone) that transmits microwaves all over the planet, we could find the weapon. (I’m using my cell phone inside of thick walls right now, and it’s still working. My concrete walls aren’t even jamming the signal.)

      There’s this genius from Synack, the most prestigious security cyber company in the world. He’s not shy; use your mysterious microwave technology on your phone to Google “high frequency pseudo sound and Globalstar.” Then, think about high frequency (don’t forget about Globalstar and start thinking about Cuban democracy,) and use what you know about high frequency, EEGs, and how Globalstar uses high frequency, and then download the “how to” from Colby Moore. (You can even send it to Marco Rubio, but don’t start telling him everything you know about politics after you tell him you found the weapon.)

      “Any concept that can be destroyed by truth, should be.” (Eliezer Shlomo Yudkowsky is an American decision theorist and artificial intelligence theorist and writer best known for popularizing the idea of friendly artificial intelligence.) (I love Anthony Ferrante’s RSA conference on AI and brain “hacking” btw.)
      With more respect to science than your stature, you are proposing there is no (proven) weapon while the Frey Effect and microwave propagation is the weapon. I’ll volunteer for the Frey Effect, because I’m one of those people who have the painting of the gunshot wound on his wall – Marc Polymeropoulos will tell you everything you need to know about that art.

      The trend in microwave attacks began to trend when the radio dongle came out. Any idiot can plug HackRF into computer and use high frequency. It took a selfless genius, named Colby Moore to show the world how hacking Globalstar (cellular satcomms) can be used to carry out a technological denial of service (see Sonic wall if you need product support,) and how cell comms can be hacked to stage high frequency pseudo sound attacks.

      PS Do microwaves damage white brain matter? (Genuine question… I’m not a neurologist. I’m just seeking medical treatment for traumatic brain injury, and I love to read.)

  6. Anna Poggesi on October 27, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Valutare l’uso possibile della macchina di Majorana , quella che dicono che non d’ in funzione ma che e’ sempre stata usata dalla mafia. Un derivato di tecnologie di Tesla .

  7. Kirk Hampton on November 2, 2021 at 8:58 am

    I just confirmed high frequency deafness from Havana Syndrome Doc. I would be happy to mail you my medical report from UT ENT that confirms complete deafness at high frequency and vestibular damage. When do we get to prove there is a weapon? Is Colby Moore, Anthony Ferrante and confirmed tissue damage to the cochlear at high frequency too much proof for you to address?

    • R. Douglas Fields on November 2, 2021 at 9:55 am

      I am sorry to hear of your hearing loss. Many people experience such disorders and there are treatments in many cases. I suggest you consult another audiologist, and I wish you the best.

      • KIRK HAMPTON on November 2, 2021 at 5:49 pm

        Thanks doc.

      • KIRK HAMPTON on November 2, 2021 at 5:49 pm

        Thanks doc.

  8. KIRK HAMPTON on November 2, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    I was looking for medical journals that report high frequency sonic attacks that also have deafness at high frequency. Are there alot of those, because I couldn’t find them.

  9. KIRK HAMPTON on November 2, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Synack works for the NSA. I wish Colby Moore and the medical community could get together and discuss high frequency pseudo sound. They will tell you it exists if you understand basic physics.

  10. Kristin Smeltzer on February 1, 2022 at 8:25 am

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  11. Ryan Gorsuch on March 7, 2022 at 1:43 am

    I think this is a great discussion starter but the analysis here failed to address the symptoms which were common to multiple patients and the National Academy Press report or even to acknowledge its existence. I will concede that evidence needs to be presented for the use of such a weapon, but the common symptoms would indicate a common cause and common sense would say it’s a plausible explanation that deserves further investigation.

    • Doug Fields on March 7, 2022 at 8:28 am

      Thank you Ryan, but there are no common symptoms and no syndrome, but rather a collection of wide ranging complaints, all of which can be explained by common disorders. If properly diagnosed, there are treatments for them. I attended the National Academy of Science hearing. I urge you to read the report, not the sensational press synopsis.

  12. Martell Watkins on August 4, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Funny I should run across this because I myself am dealing with an issue where two kids from Peoria IL who followed me to NYC have began terrorism on the entire country and just recently microwave weapons have come into play in public that can see my every move with or without my phone. Everyone I come into contact with is being attacked and targeted and they are this very second hide at the address of 683 East 232nd St Bronx NY 10466. This underage African American brother and sister make murder attempts several times a day and have already killed previously and involving other people into Organized Gang-Stalking and real life terrorism. I was a random targeted victim due to the lies of a group of people out of Peoria IL they have been attacked babies using these weapons and they are the very second 10:43 pm are using these weapons

    • Jennifer Jordan-Troklus on May 19, 2023 at 2:10 pm

      Mr Voight, Thank you for your information on Neroweapons. My Daughter, age 46, is being seriously injured by the use of several types of sonic weapons. She has been leaving her home which is 6,000 sq ft (beautiful) and sleeping in different places on the road in her van for 1 1/2 years. Her dog is suffering also. A police officer, who lives behind their property and several other police officers, have been injuring them with neoroweapons. She and her husband have been driven out of their home.

      The pain she is experiencing is now so great that she is speaking of putting her beloved dog down because of insufferable pain from these weapons. I believe she could end her own life to get out 9f the pain, since she has nowhere to run. If there is any way you could help her or give references to someone who could, it would be greatly appreciated. My beautiful once healthy highly educated Daughter is so worn down with pain, injuries, and fatigue, she has verbalized this next door policeman and police department are going to kill her. She has sought help from the FBI, the governor, Rand Paul and others. She went to a doctor who said she needed to be on psychotic medication. No one believes her even in our family except for me. I’m her Mother. My email is

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