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When research freaks me out

Look at the map below. Take a moment. Tell me if anything seems odd. Peculiar. Weird. Gobsmackingly freaky.

See all those landmarks, and suburbs, and neighborhoods? On this map, they include a place labeled “Watchful Eyes.”


Here’s the street view photo, taken at the center of that supposed place. I see nothing besides the sorts of neat white wooden houses that populated the neighborhoods where I lived in OKC as a small child.

Can anybody help me figure out what’s going on with this? I do not believe Oklahoma City has a neighborhood called Watchful Eyes. And the only reference I can find to that phrase comes from this ten-year-old much derided poster by Transport for London ( “Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes” of CCTV cameras on city buses). Who’s playing funny with Google maps?