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Priest Who "died" Says Hell Is Demons Singing Rihanna's "Umbrella"

A priest asserts that he experienced temporary death during a heart attack and visited Hell, where he was subjected to torture by demons singing karaoke.

Michigan pastor Gerald Johnson stated that during his alleged visit to purgatory, the hit song 'Umbrella' by Rihanna was playing in the background.

Johnson claims that during his heart attack seven years ago, his spirit separated from his physical body.

Despite leading a life as a man of faith, he was surprised to be denied entry into Heaven and instead sent plummeting to the depths of the Earth.

Johnson shared his account of his 2016 journey to the abyss on TikTok, stating that it was an experience he would not want for his worst enemy.

"I thought I was going upward, because I thought that I had done so much good in this lifetime and helped so many people and made so many decisions that were Godly decisions," he said.

"But as opposed to me going up, I went down. I went literally into the center of the Earth. That's where Hell is."

Upon entering the fiery depths, he encountered punishments suited to his supposed place in Hell, which included being subjected to demonic renditions of songs such as Rihanna's 'Umbrella' and Bobby McFerrin's 'Don't Worry Be Happy'.

"It just blew me away, it still baffles me to this day," Johnson said.

"There was a section in Hell where music was playing. It was the same music we hear on the Earth, but opposed to entertainers singing it, demons were singing it.

"While up here, you can listen to music to get over a breakup like 'Don't Worry Be Happy' or 'Umbrella', but down there every lyric to every song is to torment you."

Johnson stated that his unusual experience serves as a cautionary tale for those who prioritize listening to popular songs over hymns and prayers.

In addition to being exposed to popular songs in the fiery inferno, he also alleged to have observed a man being burned alive in a gruesome manner.

"The things that I saw were indescribable, it makes me emotional," he said.

"His eyes were bulging and worse than that, he was wearing chains on his neck... it was a demon holding the chain."

After being revived and returning to reality, the pastor claims that his experience serves as evidence that popular music is a tool used by the underworld to exert control over individuals before they pass away.

"On Earth a lot of the lyrics and music are inspired by demons,' he claimed.

"People come into contact with demons who give them lyrics for the purpose of controlling people on Earth."

In his widely viewed TikTok video, viewed by almost 4 million users, the pastor warned others to avoid the same fate he claims to have experienced and now understands why he was originally doomed.

"The root of it is that although I did good and gave a lot to people, the thing that I had in my heart was unforgiveness towards people that have done me wrong," he said.

"That's my experience with Hell, it is a real place. God doesn't send people to Hell, people send themselves to Hell."