Ok... this one goes into the Swamp Gas and Bovine Flatulence category for the most outlandish (non)explanation of a weird phenomenon to date. I'm old enough to remember that when the global warming/climate change hysteria was being ratcheted up, that one of the earliest (non)explanations for global warming was all the bovine flatulence producing methane in enormous volume at large cattle farms(not, of course, the flatulence emanating from the mouths of the globaloneyists themselves); they might also have mentioned the significant noise pollution that such involved, but I digress. Then of course there was the "swamp gas" explanation for UFOs. The Deep State aka Shadow Government/Secret Team/High Cabal/Mr. Globaloney (or whatever you wish to call it) seems to excel in advancing the most lunatic (non)explanations for things, and this latest one is almost the best one yet; it's right down there in the muck with the Magic Bullet, and doubtless we have only a short wait before we will be told that those always-byzantine-never-to-be-trusted-Russians and their evil-super-genius-criminal-mastermind-bent-on-taking-over-the-world Vladimir Putin have now weaponized crickets and are colluding with Donald Trump, the Mossad, and radicalized Muslims to carry out secret cricket attacks on US embassy personnel in the embassy in Havana, Cuba. Think I'm exaggerating? Check this out (and note, that the article which so many shared, is from Russia's RT website, and I just have to cite a great deal of it, because I could not contain my laughter):

Cue the crickets: Berkeley researcher finds Cuba ‘sonic attack’ sound is actually insects chirping

When US embassy staff in Cuba became mysteriously ill after hearing loud piercing sounds, US officials blamed nefarious secret agents for launching “sonic attacks.” But a new Berkeley University study could have proven them wrong.

The incidents, which occurred between 2016 and 2018, saw dozens of US staff at the embassy experience a range of health issues such as nausea, headaches, and vertigo and lead to the removal of the majority of the embassy staff from the island. It also put a freeze on warming relations between Cuba with then-US secretary for State Rex Tillerson “convinced” the attacks were targeted.

But now the theories that the notorious “Havana Syndrome” was the work of some Cold War-era conspiracy have apparently been contradicted by scientist Alexander Stubbs of the University of California, Berkeley, who this week published a study pinpointing the source of the mystery noise.

Presenting his findings to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Stubbs suggests that the noises heard by staff were instead from the echoing call of an insect, the Indies short-tailed cricket.

Notably, the cricket noise theory had already been posited by Cuban scientists in late 2017. Reviewing US evidence and recording their own data, the Cuban team suggested that the noises may have stemmed from the chirp of the Jamaican field cricket, an insect common on the island.

However, this was dismissed by Washington as the short chirp of the Jamaican field cricket did not match the abrasive continuous drone recorded by US personnel in Cuba and released to the public by AP.

By comparing the US recording obtained by AP with the unique acoustic signature of hundreds of insects, Stubbs found several similar to the recording but no perfect match. That was until he realized that US staff probably made the recording indoors, altering the sound of the potential insect as it echoed off the walls.

Rerunning the analysis again after playing the insect calls through indoor speakers, Stubbs found a near-perfect match with the continuous call of the Indies cricket.

While the Indies cricket is not native to Cuba, further testing with bioacoustics experts at the University of Lincoln (UK) found that the frequency of the sound pulses heard at the embassy matched that of the Indies cricket’s sound production.

It remains to be seen whether the discovery will see US staff return to Havana in the near future.

Now, you just know that this made the evil-criminal-super-genius-mastermind Vladimir Putin spew his morning chai  all over his samovar with (undoubtedly fiendish) laughter when he read about this in his morning presidential briefing papers from Moscow Center. And hey, just in case you still are not convinced that American quackademia has not completely lost its collective mind along with the rest of the USSA, it is to be noted that this study was conducted at the University of Nuttyfornia at Berserkley. Forget about all those "voice-of-God" microwave interferometry brain manipulation patents you've read and heard about; the recordings in the "study" conducted at Berserkley make it abundantly clear that Cuba's burgeoning black projects research world has weaponized the chirping of Jamaican field crickets. Our inside sources here at the Giza community tell us that Caribbean music is next on Cuba's black projects research list, so be very careful the next time you feel an urge to do or sing the macarena. And that troublesome cricket keeping you awake at night that you can't find? Well, it's either a DARPA drone insect, or the Russian equivalent thereof.

Seriously folks, it seems that the more obvious the technological playbook, the more farcical the (non)explanations become.

In short, they're rubbing our faces in their own BS.

Or, of course, there always is the possibility that it was crickets, in conjunction with that voice of God technology.

See you on the flip side...



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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. RBG Santa Monica on January 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    There is another angle that is obvious but is worth stating. The recording that was released WAS crickets, and had nothing to do with the actual attack, which may not have been “sonic” at all.

    • zendogbreath on January 10, 2019 at 12:56 am

      wow. simpler. more plausible.

  2. Jon on January 8, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Perhaps there is some clandestine code involved here. Remember that the Russian over-the-horizon microwave radar of past decades was dubbed “the woodpecker” by HAM radio operators due to the audio signature on HAM bands.

    Perhaps this is just a secret message to those who used the tech. Perhaps this particular tech is called “crickets” because of the audio signature in its victims, and this obviously completely stupid study is sending a covert message.

    Or, now that those brilliant minds have explained this situation, they can get back to squeezing sunbeams out of cucumbers . . . .

  3. marcos toledo on January 8, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Or as agent Flint from Our Man Flint movies would say how diabolical you forgot the popish plots meme.

  4. goshawks on January 8, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    My thought is that this paper is an ‘outworking’ of whatever deal has been made behind the scenes. Originally, someone (even US) wanted to increase the tensions with Cuba. Remember, there was loosening of the decades-long ’embargo’ going-on. So, this ‘incident’ was drummed-up by someone (even US). Tensions happened; message sent…

    Then, behind-the-scenes ‘negotiations’ went on. Some kind of deal was reached, and orders to ‘damp down’ the tension were given. A flunkie at Langley or the State Dept was given a remit to come up with a semi-plausible solution. Then, a working-document was handed to a suitable recipient at a college for implementation and publishing. Done; tensions down….

    (There may have been a secondary ‘objective’ at Langley/State – to see how gullible the population was:
    Agent Kay: “All right, Beatrice: There was no alien. The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.”)

    • zendogbreath on January 10, 2019 at 12:56 am

      like button

  5. Danna on January 8, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    The stuff we don’t tell each other, back in the card room.

    • Danna on January 8, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      All you have to do is give us to much to drink and when we get in our golf carts to go home, they are facing the wrong direction.

  6. Robert Barricklow on January 8, 2019 at 11:20 am

    It’s as if twisted sisters’ versions of Jonathan Swift are now writing for the U.S. State Department. Instead of Modest Proposals; we have childish laughter behind closed doors, as “they” come up w/what to tell the dumbed-down useless eaters in their deplorable demographic of listening/reading audiences.
    Are we now down to having crickets caught in that tangled web the corporate press is continuingly weaving?

  7. OrigensChild on January 8, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Uh, huh. Cricket is also the name of a game played with sticks and balls…. They’re playing games with the truth. Again.

    • OrigensChild on January 8, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Cricket aficionados even have their own league with a championship. One wonders since UC Berkley’s attached to this, there may be some award or prize given for such a (non)answer.

  8. enki-nike on January 8, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Somehow the crickets managed to target only US embassy personnel. Are they genetically modified to chirp only when US citizens are nearby?

  9. anakephalaiosis on January 8, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Lying is an art form, and one must think like the devil, to master it. Highest degree is to believe one’s own lies.

    Today, it is difficult to find a professional lie, that is convincing, because of fake news inflation.

    Truth is, that climate change is caused by gaslighting.

    • zendogbreath on January 9, 2019 at 12:38 am

      good one. we saw what you did there.

  10. swimsinocean on January 8, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Dr. Farrell I love your style of writing when you report on these weird things. A reminder to keep one’s sense of humour in these ‘interesting times’. Berserkley! I nearly fell off my chair! And the alliteration of the blog title is so perfectly pertinent.

    • WalkingDead on January 8, 2019 at 6:09 am

      I thought the grasshopper fit the blog perfectly…

  11. Kahlypso on January 8, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Yeh.. almost knocked my coffee over when I saw this on Community…
    In a world.. where weaponised insects are.. a thing… … in a world where sound to skull technology is .. a thing..
    “They” want to make people think that people were being attacked by crickets singing…it seems almost.. half as*ed as an excuse.. almost as if.. they see the end in sight and just can tbe bothered to give it 100 percent anymore.. sad.

    • Kahlypso on January 8, 2019 at 5:17 am

      (sound to skull link (aka pulsed microwave technology) because i forget to paste it on last comment ) –

      • WalkingDead on January 8, 2019 at 6:05 am

        I believe you’re correct; they do believe the end is in sight and there is nothing that can be done to prevent the culmination of their plan. I believe they have said as much. The only thing evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing and nothing seems to be the order of the day.
        I can’t be bothered by all this; I have to get back to finding those Pokemon and Candy Crush, you know, the important things in life.

        • Joseph P. Farrell on January 8, 2019 at 1:27 pm

          Or there’s always the other possibility I’ve mentioned: they’ve dumbed themselves down, and are believing their own lies, much like the Nazis talking about final victory as the Russians are pounding Berlin into rubble.

          • WalkingDead on January 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm

            One can only hope! That might make them even more dangerous in the long run though. Stupid people do incredibly stupid things.

          • Robert Barricklow on January 8, 2019 at 4:01 pm

            The Joker was asked,
            What do you hate most about them?
            They believe their own press/he answered.
            [of course my memory is suspect].

          • Kahlypso on January 9, 2019 at 7:39 am

            I thought that the Nazi’s (at least the high command) thought that final victory was at hand because they were close to getting their hydrogen bomb working.

          • zendogbreath on January 10, 2019 at 12:54 am

            nah. they were celebrating all their new positions in the next new world order. dolf had a ride on a submarine (u-238) with some valuable materials to give to his new friends on his way to bariloche.

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