[This article](https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article214062219.html) on the Apple data center in rural Maiden, NC sounds like something written about the Hawkins National Laboratory from _Stranger Things_ before the cover was blown on their experiments. One quote particularly stood out amidst descriptions of the secrecy surrounding the site.
> David Vosburgh, a retired construction worker, says he doesn’t know anyone who has been hired there. He has lived in Maiden about 15 years, and says he unsuccessfully applied for a job at the data center.
> “Something is going on over there that they don’t want people knowing,” Vosburgh said in an interview last month. “They’re always building. They’re very, very, very, very bad people. My opinion is they’re terrible.”
Vosburgh doesn’t elaborate on why the Apple people are so bad, or at least the article did not capture his further thoughts on the subject. However, the piece does make clear that Apple was fined for violating some environmental regulations regarding waste disposal.
The whole situation has a very clandestine, conspiratorial vibe to it.