How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa

A quiet suburban house in South Africa is being targeted by investigators as a “hotbed of criminal activity” due to a glitch in a US military geolocation service. The first visitor, in 2013, who refused to leave until he was let inside, was a private investigator who was looking for an abducted girl, and was convinced she was in the house. Other people had shown up demanding to have stolen merchandise returned.

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