While walking to the barn located on his farm near Odon, Indiana, William Hacker smelt smoke coming from inside his farm house. He ran back to his house and discovered a fire in an upstairs bedroom. The fire department was called and the fire was extinguished. After the fire department left, another fire broke out on a mattress in a spare bedroom. Throughout the rest of the day, numerous fires broke out all over the house. In the end, 28 spontaneous fires were extinguished. One even started inside a book. The fires ended as mysteriously as they began. Hackled completely demolished the entire house and re-built it and they never experienced the Odon Fire Poltergeist again and the bizarre phenomenon could never be explained.