Ask someone who has had a near-death experience what they remember about it and most of the time they will recall seeing loved ones, a tunnel of light and a feeling of peace and contentment.
For Bill Wiese, however, his experience was quite the opposite.
Wiese claims that he had got up at around 3am to get a drink when he had what he described as an 'out-of-body experience' which saw him travel through a long tunnel to what he believes was Hell itself.
"It was getting hotter and hotter and I landed on a stone floor in a prison cell in Hell," he said. "There were stone walls, bars it was more like a dungeon - a filthy, stinking, smoke filled dungeon."
"The heat was so unbearable, I wondered how could I be alive. Why am I here, how did I get here?"
The next thing he knew he was sharing the cell with what appeared to be two large demons.
"And then they directed this hatred they had towards God towards me," he said. "One demon picked me up and threw me into the wall of this prison cell. I felt as if bones had broken."
The scene then shifted to a pit of flame that was filled with thousands of 'skeletal' people.
"The stench in Hell is the most foul, putrid disgusting odour," he said.
Before he knew it, however, he was back in his body.
He went on to write a book about his experience which ended up selling millions of copies.
Whether he had a genuine experience or was simply dreaming, however, remains unclear.
Source: Lad Bible