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Imagining the Afterlife

1.5m viewsPeople Who've Claimed To Have Seen Or Gone To HellPeople of all religions debate whether hell is real , but for all the people on this list, the question is not up for discussion. ...
702.0k views15 Eerie Indications Your Past Lives Are Seeping Into The PresentIf you've ever experienced memories that do not seem to be your own, had the feeling of déjà vu, or dreamed vividly about people a...
229 votersThe Best Fictional Representations Of Purgatory In Modern Pop CultureAccording to Pope St. John Paul II, the word purgatory “does not indicate a place, but a condition of existence.” The Roman Cathol...
True Stories
159.3k views14 People Who Survived Near Death Experiences Share What The Afterlife Is LikeOne of the greatest unanswered questions about death is whether we are transported to another place after we take our final breath...
5.5k viewsWhere Our Image Of Hell Comes FromThe most popular modern conception of Hell posits an underworld filled with fire and torment. Surprisingly, however, the concept o...
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20.0k viewsPurgatory Doesn't Appear In The Bible, So Where Did It Come From?What happens when you die? According to Catholic theology, you go to either Heaven or Hell, but to reach either you must go throug...
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195.0k views15 People Who've Died Describe The Sensation Of Coming Back To LifeStories of near-death experiences always differ based on the person who nearly bit the bullet. In certain instances, rather than c...
True Stories
43.8k viewsThese People Have Scarily Accurate Memories Of What Their Lives Were Like Before They Were BornAccording to numerous studies, there is an affliction known as childhood amnesia, which suggests that people simply cannot recall ...
Graveyard Shift
175.2k viewsSigns You're Already Dead And Just Hanging Out In PurgatoryDon't worry: Your body will give you more than a few signs you're dead. After that, things gets sketchy. There are countless films...
1.7k votersThe Most Nightmarish Depictions Of Hell Ever ConceivedWondering what hell looks like has long been a fascination of artists. Much of what people know of hell comes from 'eyewitness' ac...
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689 votersThe Best Horror Movies About HellGiven that it's supposed to be the scariest place in existence, it's surprising that there aren't more horror movies set in hell. ...
Graveyard Shift
32.4k views10 Ways To Bust Out Of Hell: A Practical GuideNot to rain on your parade, but there’s a good chance when you die you’re going to end up in Hell. This isn’t a judgment on you or...
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21.3k viewsAll Of The Versions Of PurgatoryNo one truly knows what happens to human beings after they die. For many people, religious beliefs about the afterlife help fill i...
671 votersThe Creepiest Real-World Gateways to HellYou've all heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Hellmouth. But did you know there are many real places on the planet reputed to be ...
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283 votersThe Best Movies About the AfterlifeWhat is it about the afterlife that piques our curiosity? Some of the most intriguing books and movies discuss the possibilities o...
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27.4k views9 People Who Have “Seen" Heaven… And Made A Career Out Of ItIt’s not easy figuring out what you want to be when you grow up. In addition to traditional careers, technological advancements ha...
Songs
513 votersThe Best Songs About HellWhether you're religious or not, you can't deny that some of the best songs of all time are about hell. Here is Ranker's list of t...
Comedy
108 votersThe Funniest Movies About HeavenWhat would heaven be without a hefty dose of humor and laughter? The funniest comedies about heaven feature newly dead folks adjus...
Film
311 votersThe Creepiest Depictions Of Hell In The MoviesMost of us wonder what happens when we die, so it's no surprise movies have been preoccupied with what comes next since the earlie...
Art History
131 votersCreepy Depictions Of Purgatory From HistoryArt history is rich with depictions of purgatory. Some are more benign than others, but the majority of such works paint a decided...