Just updated the scenario to include the October 19, 2011 discovery from NASA's Spitzer spacecraft. It "has spotted a band of dust around a nearby bright star in the northern sky called Eta Corvi that strongly matches the contents of an obliterated giant comet. This dust is located close enough to Eta Corvi that Earth-like worlds could exist, suggesting a collision took place between a planet and one or more comets. The Eta Corvi system is approximately one billion years old, which researchers think is about the right age for such a hailstorm.."
Read the entire article at: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/news/1319-ssc2011-08-NASA-s-Spitzer-Detects-Comet-Storm-in-Nearby-Solar-System.
What if the source of the comet storm was ISM now heading toward the Solar System?