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Martial Law Signs Spotted by a Truck Load in Illinois? - Facts

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Martial Law Signs Spotted by a Truck Load in Illinois 

My friend was unloading trucks at work and there were 3 diesel trailers full of real nice expensive
signs stacked front to back side to side top to bottom with signs going to 3 local bases in a caravan that look like a trespassing sign saying martial law is in effect. The guy wouldn’t let him take pics. I just wanted to let you know. My buddy called me right away. Id have to say no one would order that many without knowing something.

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1. On January 15, 2013 a law enforcement officer in the north end of the Greater Houston area stopped a semi tractor-trailer driver, who was heading in a southerly direction, during a routine check for drugs. During a search of the cargo of the trailer, he discovered packages of road signs that read the following: "Martial Law in effect". The driver had a bill of lading in his possession stating that this cargo's destination was to the Department of Homeland Security.

2. I met a man last night that used to go to my church. Brandon moved last year before I started attending. But several people, including the pastor, say that Brandon is totally honest and does not "go off half-cocked."

Brandon told me that his wife received a call from her cousin last week. The cousin lives in Ohio and her husband is a truck driver for Wal-Mart. It seems he was driving a load early last week and stopped at a border weigh station. The inspector wanted to know what was in the load, and the driver indicated he did not know. He merely picked up the trailer and was transporting it to another state.

The inspector opened the trailer and saw hundreds of uniform boxes. He asked what was in the boxes and the driver again stated that he didn't know. So the inspector opened a box. In the box were about a hundred large (about 2'x3') plastic signs that stated: "This City under Martial Law" in bright colors. It said something about the federal gov't and had what looked like a legal reference (the driver claims to know nothing about legal issues, but he thought it was a reference to a law or an Executive Order or something).

There were several hundred boxes of these signs. The driver doesn't know what Wal-Mart has to do with the signs. But he DID state that Wal-Mart sometimes hires out space on their trucks if space is available. I might suggest that maybe the federal gov't was using Wal-Mart trucks to keep a low profile. Anyway, the info came to me by way of a long route. But the sources are "innocent bystanders" with no history of right-wing reactionary politics. The driver was married to a woman who was related to Brandon's wife. Brandon swears the info is accurate and that he spoke with the driver himself to confirm what was passed between the respective wives. The driver claims there were hundreds of boxes, each one with at least a hundred large signs declaring martial law.

I thought this was worth passing along. Especially since the federal gov't is telling us (Wednesday issue of USA Today and today's press releases) that we have nothing to fear.

3. Becky, my wife, went to her long-time doctor today. The conversation shifted to current events. This very credible doctor told her his brother-in-law followed a truck part of the way home from Beaumont. The truck was loaded with signs covered, individually, with cardboard. The truck stopped at a stop sign, and the bro-in-law, could read a label on the boxes which said "Martial law signs”. This was on Saturday March 27 1999.

Again, this was from a medical doctor who is very credible. This is not just hearsay or rumor from folks we dont know. You might want to pass this on, and keep your powder dry!

4. This information is from an extremely reliable source from the North Idaho area:

This morning May 14, 1999 at the Coeur d'Alene Idaho truck scales, a truck came through that was accidentally overloaded. They made them bring in a another truck to unload some of it's load to reduce the weight of the truck. What was being off-loaded is what sends up a RED-FLAG. They were unloading road signs. Some of the road signs read the following "MARTIAL LAW - ROAD CLOSED".  All the signs had something to do with Martial Law.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

Analysis:

Circulating message on social networking sites and elsewhere talk about an incident in Illinois where a truck unloader is claimed to have witnessed 3 diesel trailers full of trespassing signs that looked like saying martial law is in effect. This incident is told as a proof that martial law is coming soon in America. Not really!

The source of the message in question is from an article in Before It's News, where the supposed incident is explained in detail by Jeff Giles of Major Mindjob. Jeff seems to have recorded a telephonic interview with the witness and has even come up with couple of videos in his YouTube channel explaining the same. The description of his YouTube channel says that Jeff likes to create controversial videos and his website information also says that he likes making websites and would like to earn from them.

In his videos that you can see from reference section below, Jeff displays his website information and Facebook profile to discuss the 'possibilities' of martial law event and how people should react to it. However, like Jeff himself admits in his article, there is no proof to validate the incident. Moreover, very similar claims raising questions of martial law have been doing rounds since many years. As you can see above, there are many other versions to these stories. Nevertheless, none of those reported incidents have any proof to validate their claims - not even a picture. No wonder why they did not get into the mainstream media.

Martial law is the imposition of military rule on an emergency basis, so it is not a small thing and requires a big reason to take place. Even when the President or the Governor of a state declares the martial law, they will have complete authority over people, so they will not really need these trespassing signs to say the law is in effect. In USA, martial law was declared only once on national basis, and that was during the Civil War in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. Therefore the claims in question are most certainly hoax.

References:

Thousands of Martial Law Now In Effect Signs spotted by the truck load in Illinois?
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