Hamilton Mausoleum Echo




“I’ll stand at one end of the alcove and if ‘young’ Peter there could stand at the other and someone could stand in the middle please,” said 89-year-old Peter Condie.  “Now ‘young’ Peter at the other end – face into the corner and whisper to me please and I’ll do the same here and whisper back.”You’ll never believe it but from this distance we can hold a whispered conversation with each other and pick up every word without the person in between us hearing any of the conversation. The voice carries up the walls and over the archway to the other side without a sound being heard in between. This acoustic effect is why it was nicknamed the Whispering Walls or ‘Whispering Wa’s’ as it is affectionately called in Lanarkshire."



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