Many people who have had near-death experiences have reported seeing glimpses of an afterlife or even heaven. Those who have narrowly escaped death often describe vivid visions of what may lie beyond the veil of mortality.
Despite scientists' claims of no possibility of life after death, a large number of people have reported having experiences that suggest otherwise.
Many people have reported hearing voices or seeing visions during times when their life was in jeopardy, prompting them to write down their experiences to ensure they can recall them in the future.
One man who was stabbed and pronounced dead by his doctor reported that instead of feeling any sense of peace, he instead saw hell and encountered the devil.
A doctor shared on TikTok that he had treated a young man in his early twenties who had been stabbed in the heart after a drug deal went wrong.
Medical staff worked quickly to save the man's life, performing surgery to keep him from losing too much blood and treating the wound in his heart. The doctor remembers the man waking up four hours later and crying, saying he had gone to hell and seen the devil.
The man reported that he had witnessed doctors working to save him, and upon attempting to pray for the first time, an angel pulled him out of hell.
Remembering how clear the man had been, the doctor said:
"It was the most amazing experience because he was legit, I mean nobody makes up an experience like that."
"The last I heard, he's completely changed his life; he gave his life to god, and I still to this day... the look in his eye when he woke up, the terror, I'm absolutely convinced he did meet the devil."
Not everybody is as convinced in the existence of hell and the devil; a retired priest once claimed that the church had made it all up to control people, while someone else who medically died and said they visited hell before they came back reported that demons tortured wrongdoers by singing Rihanna songs.
For those looking for a glimpse into hell, the Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan has been burning for over fifty years.
Though it's not an actual gateway to Satan, the crater is filled with natural gas that was ignited in 1971 by Soviet soldiers who thought it would burn away in a few weeks, though they were mistaken.