5 stories of journeys into Hell, which changed people’s lives
1. A terrible pit
In 1992, the 28-year-old Matthew Botsford was standing near the restaurant in Atlanta. Suddenly sounded two shots. In Matthew’s head shot, and the man lost consciousness. The doctors brought the wounded man into an artificial coma that lasted 27 days. The terrible scenes he had seen a man in a coma probably caused his return.
During a near-death experience, Matthew found himself chained hand and foot, and hanging over a huge hole, from which oozed something that looked like magma. Looking down, he clearly saw a human figure, looming up here and there.
But even more scared Matthew that on top of the surging, shrouded in the black smoke of the pit, he felt completely alone and helpless. The man thought that he heard the cries from torture, but he saw no one.
From time to time the demons and evil creatures «visited» Matthew. They cut meat from his body and eaten. Meat again has grown and again the demons came to eat. It was an endless torture.
Fortunately, from the wall appeared a giant hand, which has helped Matthew to break free from the shackles and led from a place of eternal suffering. Before the man woke up from his coma, he heard the words: «Your hour has not yet come».
2. The gate, unlike the gates of Heaven
Some people who have experienced near-death experiences, are not fortunate enough to see Heaven. Unlike the Golden gate, awaiting the righteous and good people, the gates of Hell surrounded by an atmosphere of evil and horror, just as the gates to Mordor from Lord of the rings.
People who have experienced it, told me that the closer you get to the gate, the hotter it gets. When you find yourself in front of the door, it seems that the skin burns.
Upon opening the doors of the helpless and deprived of any hope of the soul was underground and was subjected to endless torment. In the poem «the divine Comedy. Hell,» Dante wrote that on the door is engraved the phrase: «abandon all hope ye who enter here».
3. Invitation to purgatory
Pastor Howard storm from the United States was once a staunch atheist, but in coma, caused by a perforated ulcer of the stomach, changed his Outlook on life.
After he was taken to the hospital, Howard woke up and wanted to ask a question, but found that the people in the room do not hear it. The man wanted to stop the man coming to him, but he did not see him and passed through the body. Howard became obvious that he died and became a Ghost.
The priest says that he saw a large group of people standing at the door, they beckoned him to join them. Bewildered Howard didn’t know what to do, so decided to follow these people.
Upon entering, the man found himself in another world, shrouded in thick fog. These life urged him to go faster, due to the playful behavior of their invitation seemed pleasant.
Howard looked back, and the house of the hospital was gradually lost sight of. The further went, the more enveloped in fog, and the more covered the terrible feeling. Those who were near, soon took on beastly shapes, and began to push him to go deep into the corridor. These lives become fierce, began to bite and eat his flesh.
Howard cringed and tried to fight back the evil beings. Suddenly the man heard a voice in his head that ordered him to do something he would never do in life is pray.
As the demons continued to bite him, this «hardened» atheist began shouting the phrase «the pledge of allegiance» and the words from the prayer «our father».
His screams as if summoned divine intervention. Finally freed from a nightmare, Howard was lying in a hospital bed, his body was unharmed.
4. Worse than war
The story of George Ritchie is one of the earliest known «near-death experiences of a trip to Hell.» In 1978 Ritchie published the book «Return from tomorrow», based on their own experiences.
During the Second world war George due to pneumonia, was sent from the front lines in an army hospital in Virginia, where he was declared dead.
A marine recalled that his soul has left the body and floated around the city. At this time he met a strange life that led him into another space.
Just as Dante described in «the divine Comedy», this mysterious life showed him various places where there were people and soul. In one scene the people in the bar with a frenzy that smoked and drank. Then the picture changed, becoming even worse. In one of them on the Moors fought with each other the evil giants.
George wrote: «Worse than the bites and kicks, was the fact that many people delight in torturing others. Deformation, which I never thought happened everywhere.»
Subsequently, a marine became a psychiatrist and published a number of books about the phenomenon of «okolosmertnyh experience», which later became an important material for researchers.
German painter of the XV century Hans Memling vividly depicted such scenes in the film «the last judgement». The Memling conveys the sense of horror that people have experienced during near-death experiences.
Some remembered that I begged to bring them home, but was immediately subjected to torture. Some told how the devils bury them in the hole.
5. Remember all
In 1991, Angie Fenimore attempted suicide. Although it failed, she felt the taste of death.
The first thing Angie remembers after losing consciousness — «an overview of the whole of life.» Everything she did and suffered, — that again was reproduced up to the point when she killed herself.
The woman remembered that after «review of life» ended, she plunged into the endless dark and felt very lonely. Then I heard a voice: «We committed suicide».
Angie realized that those words sounded in her head, and she, too, can communicate. However, no matter how hard, no one answered.
They then threw her in the field, where he wandered lost souls. It seemed that they may communicate freely, but Angie noticed that suffering has exhausted the spirit of each person, why they ignored the people around them.