In the lively part of the American city of Tulsa, Oklahoma
there is a mysterious landmark called “Center
Вселенной», где непостижимым way the sound is transformed.
This is a small concrete circle with a diameter of 76 centimeters per
the pedestrian side of the street inside the larger
brick circle in 13 rows. Visually, this is unremarkable.
a place that is also constantly being painted by adolescents, but the essence is not
by this. Here you need not to look, but to talk and listen. The fact,
that the “Center of the Universe” possesses an obscure, but very curious
and inexplicable property. There is a strange acoustic
phenomenon: if you stand in the center of the sights and, turning
face in any direction, say something, shout out or
just clap your hands then the sound will come back to you with a delay and
much louder, as if you are not standing in the middle of the street, but in
echo chamber or whispering gallery. Some tourists seriously
get scared when they first experience an incredible effect on themselves.
The urban legend says that right beneath the concrete circle is buried
the whole fog horn is one of those huge metal sirens,
which previously supplied beacons for the navigation of ships
time mist the sea. This may be an exaggeration, but your voice
will really be extremely distorted if you become in a circle and
say something. Many people don’t even recognize their voices,
therefore they become confused and even frightened.
According to another, mystical, urban myth, this place
damned and sucks out of man vital energy, and the best
the way to give them to otherworldly forces is to stand in the center
attractions at night and make any sound. Local children
often scare each other “Center of the Universe” and the dispute is caused in
dark ominous echo.
It is known that the concrete-brick mysterious circle appeared in Tulsa
in the 80s of the last century, when it was being repaired nearby
fire bridge span. Only a couple of years later the townspeople
accidentally discovered an amazing acoustic anomaly. Scientists and
architects are still wondering, accidentally or on purpose, builders
created such an effect here. And most importantly, how did they manage it? For all
this time, experts have not been able to unravel the secret of the “Center
The universe. Or maybe not the builders to blame for this? But then