Special forces troops are flooding in to occupy Texas towns and the local national guard has been mobilised. The sound of gunfire is echoing in the distance.
It’s all for a military training exercise called Jade Helm. But in that uniquely American way, conspiracy theorists believe the worst: That their towns are being invaded by the Obama administration, under the guise of Defence training.
Indeed, many of the local residents of frontline Texas town of Bastrop appear to actually be having fun.
But ever since the Jade Helm 2015 military exercise was announced last year, United States conspiracy theorists have had their imaginations in overdrive.