I have two outdoor electrical outlets that are not working.
They are both GFCI and close to each other. 10 feet above one is a floodlight receptacle that is controlled by an interior switch inside the room behind it.
image There are two working electrical outlets on the interior room wall that appear to be directly behind the dead exterior outlets

I have tried reseting the GFCI buttons on both of the dead outlets and have not found an inside GFCI receptacle the might be connected to.

Any guesses as to what may be causing these outside dead outlets or why they might have been installed close to each other

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    Question...did you just move into this home and notice this problem, or were these previously working but mysteriously quit? Just to rule out the obvious, did you check your breaker panel for tripped circuits? Also, it's possible those outdoor receptacles are controlled by switches somewhere indoors. – elrobis Dec 11 '18 at 17:01
  • Are there any indicator LEDs on the GFCI receptacles? Did you check to see if a breaker is tripped or switched off? – batsplatsterson Dec 11 '18 at 17:06
  • Have you checked all the gfci outlets in the house? Sometimes people go from one gfci to another. – Aloysius Defenestrate Dec 12 '18 at 1:19
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    the plugs appear to be arranged symmetrically with respect to the window, suggesting that they may be for christmas decorations ..... if that guess is correct, then there may be a wall switch that turns them off – jsotola Dec 12 '18 at 4:14

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