The Internet hasbeenabuzz in recent weeks about a high school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, whose aerial image very closely resembles the Millennium Falcon. You can see for yourself in the Google Maps screenshot above (or click here to see it on Maps). So was the school supposed to resemble the Falcon or is the similarity a coincidence? Sadly, it appears to be the latter. Check out this snippet from The Morning Call newspaper:
"There is no connection," said Nicole McGalla, spokeswoman for the district.
"I would think that the 'Star Wars' creators wanted to create something that looked very organized and efficient, too," said [lead architect] Beeninga, who has seven kids and admits to being a "Star Wars" fan. "Like a spaceship, it's very simple, very organized. The Millennium Falcon must be a good educational model."
While the eerie likeness was accidental, Beeninga also said that "I'm glad Iím on the Republicís side. I'd be devastated if it looked like the (Empire's) Death Star."