The years 1811 and 1812 were riddled with catastrophe. Earthquakes, eruptions, floods, and severe weather happening all over the planet. Many were convinced that The Great Comet of 1811 was responsible. Although it is true that the study of Near Earth Objects acting as external crustal stessors is basically in its infancy, it is understood how an impact can create an earthquake, or at least an earthquake type scenerio. This is what occured on December 16, 1811 at 2:30 a.m.. A meteor coming from the dust tail of Comet C/1811 F1 impacted Northern Mississippi and was the initial mechanism to cause The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12. For the facts go to www.wix.com/koolkreations/kalopins-legacy ,documents and links, "A Few Comments on 1811" and read this little article. This is a lost history, overlooked and forgotten, maybe from fear or superstition, maybe it was just too difficult to believe. Yet these are the facts behind the myths. I have wondered many times, what if everyone knew and understood what had occurred two centuries ago. Do you think we would be better prepared now for such an event? Would we already have plenty of technology to divert NEOs?