The Phantom Town of Argleton

Argleton is a non-existent "phantom" town that appeared only on Google Maps and Google Earth.

It's an empty field in the middle of nowhere. Was Argleton a clever copyright trap used by mapmakers to see if their data are being copied by competitors or was it an honest mistake?

Google ain't telling, and since the town that didn't exist was discovered in 2008, it was erased from Google Maps.


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