"They're going to take us down! They're taking us down! They're going to take us down! Say the Lord's prayer! Say the Lord's prayer!"
Basing his information on a report from a man claiming to be a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, show host Greg Szymanski reported that the area was likely the target for a government-led nuclear attack. The report quickly made the rounds via e-mail and blog sites.
On Wednesday, people driving along Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard could see unmarked black trucks and sport utility vehicles bearing government license plates near crews setting up what appeared to be satellite or radar gear on the beach. The crews were wearing shirts embossed with the words, “Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team,” a branch of the U.S. Defense Department. It was enough to get even the most timid conspiracy theorist thinking something was up. -- Galveston County Daily News, 2/2/2006