Bangor, Maine: Pickering Square Squeak

Stand in the exact center of Pickering Square, clap your hands, and hear an echo that sounds like a squeak.

Address:
Broad St., Bangor, ME
Directions:
Downtown, just west of the river bridges, at the corner of Water and Broad Sts, in front of the public parking garage.
Admission:
Free
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Pickering Square Squeak

This actually works! You must stand exactly in the center spot. If you're only inches off, the squeak is inaudible.

[John, 08/27/2015]
Pickering Square Squeak

Stand in the middle of Pickering Square in downtown Bangor and clap your hands. Something about the acoustics causes an echo that sounds like a squeak. Start in the very center and slowly walk outward and hear the squeak fade away. Note: This only works when there is no snow covering the square.

[Midnight, 05/31/2014]

Fortunately for squeakers, Pickering Square is actually an all-pedestrian circle whose pavement pattern makes it easy to find its exact center.


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