Tulsa, Oklahoma: Sonic Center of the Universe

Acoustic anomaly. Stand on the spot and hear your voice echoing in your own freaky head.

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Center of the Universe

It is on a pedestrian bridge, and is in fact a manhole cover -- why anyone would want to put a manhole on a bridge is beyond me. When you stand on it and talk you hear a loud reverberating echo coming from beneath you (quite a spooky experience). The site is quite popular with the locals, especially about 2:30 in the morning after the Cain's has let out for the night.

[Zoran Vedek, 07/01/2001]
Sonic "Center of the Universe"

On a pedestrian bridge in downtown Tulsa, there is what the locals call the Center of the Universe. If you stand in a specific spot and speak, your voice is amplified and it echoes. I'm told it has something to do with the surrounding buildings. I would like to know where it is so that I can go there and let the Universe revolve around ME!

[KDLaster, 06/11/2000]

Sonic Center of the Universe

20 E. Archer St., Tulsa, OK
Downtown. In the center of the abandoned bridge over the railroad tracks, accessible from the corner of W. Archer St. and N. Boston Ave.
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