A man who says he died for 23 minutes claims he “had his flesh ripped apart by demons in a hellish fire pit with a foul stench”.
Bill Wiese says he heard “millions of people screaming” in the depths of hell during his short visit.
He claims he had an out-of-body experience when he woke up in the middle of the night and got up to get a drink.
Bill told the TCT Network he was pulled from his body and travelled to hell through a long tunnel.
He said: “It was getting hotter and I landed on a stone floor in a prison cell in hell. There were stone walls, bars it was more like a dungeon – a filthy, stinking, smoke-filled dungeon.
“I’m sure we’ve all experienced that at 3am once or twice.”
The creatures Bill encountered had a “ferocious demeanour” while he saw two enormous demons in his cell.
He also claims the monsters were “blaspheming”.
He added: “The heat was unbearable, I wondered how could I be alive. Why am I here, how did I get here?
“And then they directed this hatred they had towards God towards me. One demon picked me up and threw me into the wall of this prison cell.
“I felt as if bones had broken. Now I know a spirit doesn’t have bones, but it felt that way.”
As he continued to describe his bizarre experience, Bill claims his prison cell lit up, with what he believed to be God’s presence, before it was plunged into darkness again.
He then says he was taken out of the prison cell and put next to a “very real” pit of fire.
Bill saw “thousands of people in this pit, screaming and burning,” adding that they looked like skeletons.
He said there were various degrees of punishment and he was kept in isolation, describing the stench of hell as a “most foul, putrid disgusting odour”.
Bill eventually woke up safe and sound and wrote a book about his truly terrifying trip, 23 Minutes in Hell, which became a New York Times bestseller when it was published in 2006.
Some reviewers were skeptical about the validity of his story.