Recently on the morning of Wednesday November 25th many small earthquakes were detected around Lilbourn, Mo. which sits directly on top of the New Madrid fault line. In 1811-1812 the New Madrid fault line was the epicenter of a huge series of earthquakes that struck the region. Earthquakes so powerful and destructive that it is said the Mississippi river ran backwards and the land undulated like waves in the sea. The area around the New Madrid fault was sparsely populated at the time luckily, but today many people live and work there. The huge earthquakes in 1811-1812 were preceded by a lot of strange events like weird lights in the sky, loud booms, strange creatures sightings, a Native American prophecy and other things that resemble the more recent UFO flap in the exact same area. Could these strange lights and sounds that were recently experienced in southeast Missouri have been a warning like they were prior to the quakes in 1811-1812? If earthquakes of similar magnitude strike the region today it would be unlike anything seen in modern history. You can read more about the strange events during the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812 here.