The Earthquake That Released the Voice of God

Librarian Sylvia Brown discusses her research into a mid-1970s north Africa earthquake that unleashed what many have since called “the voice of God.” The quake triggered a mass, 48-hour bout of glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, across much of Eritrea. The U.S. government harnessed that energy and still deploys it on Americans today when, for instance, they’re deciding whether or not to eat at Ruby Tuesday’s.