The 28 fires of Odon

One day in 1940, William and Minnie Hackler’s house inexplicably caught on fire 28 times

After 78 years, the Hackler house fires remain unexplained. But the true background narrative of this Odon, Indiana-based phenomenon, where 28 fires broke out in one day at a single home, is much more complex than the breathless and factually incorrect cookie-cutter accounts…




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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at

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