Myths and tales often blur the lines between the outlandishly fantastical and the chillingly real. One such legend that has captured the imagination of many is that of the CIA’s purported “heart attack gun.” 

The mere mention of the term invokes scenes from a spy thriller. Cloak-and-dagger agents wield a weapon so discreet and lethal that it could fall a person by inducing a heart attack. It is known to leave behind no trace of its intervention.

But is there any substance behind these tales? Or is the heart attack gun simply a figment of an overactive collective imagination fueled by a distrust of government spy agencies? 

In a world where truth seems stranger than fiction, it’s worth looking deeper.