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

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