hallucinations, satellites, statistics, and google maps

You really ought to go read this interesting conversation about something odd found on Google maps.

In the first ten comments or so you may be surprised to learn all sorts of things, such as:  What are the odds are that this photo happens to be of an area right near where you grew up? Why does it look like it could be a Jefferson Airplane T-shirt? What satellites could have captured this image? And most importantly, what really happens when you go to ludicrous speed?