I received the following as an email:

1929 all over a gain!  It is critical that you have what you need while the banks are closed.  Keep your gas tank full, make sure you have necessities in the kitchen and bathroom and get any meds you need early.  You think 'its only a week', but a lot can happen in a week!  Try to as ready as you can.  And if it doesn't happen then you have a weeks worth of readiness you will enjoy.
See article below.

Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 02:15:40 -0400

While prowling the web tonight, I ran across the following. This was the second website with the same message- 
I don't know the people who sent this out, but I do recognize the organization GATA --  A legitimate gold/Silver? organization and well known. Considering it was the second page that carried the same information, I thought it might be wise to alert a few of my friends. If the banks don't close, you can always put your money back in http://mail.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/04.gif--Chris


Date: Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 5:22 p.m.


Looks like W, Paulson and Bernanke are going to close up shop for a few days to see how you like it. Then perhaps you'll stop pestering your representatives and messing up their plans to finish off looting the country.
This is in tonight's Le Metropole Cafe. Jim Willie is a very respected and well connected precious metals analyst and investor:

Jim Willie, who will be joining the GATA gang for dinner in Toronto on Friday Night, is reporting the following, which has been confirmed:
LAST MINUTE MESSAGE: Reliable word that Bank of America branch managers just received a letter or memo from the USFed instructing them to perhaps be ready for a one-week universal shut-down of the banking system, including access to checking accounts, savings accounts and credit cards.
Reliable word has it that BofA bank branches received a shipment of signs last week, reading

"We're sorry, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we cannot be open at this time."

(Bag here):I might suggest that all of you living in the states get at least a weeks worth of cash on hand NOW! Your checks and plastic will be worthless.

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." -- Thomas Paine.