Animals Keep Creating Mysteries by Sounding Weird

The Cuban cricket crisis is the latest in a long history of human-animal misunderstandings.

In late 2016, American diplomats living in Cuba started hearing a strange noise in their homes. It was high-pitched, deafening, and persistent—and no one could work out where it was coming from. In the following years, the mystery ballooned into an international incident. Many of the diplomats experienced dizziness, insomnia, …