Hell Is A Real Place And It's A Small Town In Michigan

Usually, when someone refers to a place as "Hell on Earth," it's hyperbole,  but if they live in Michigan, chances are they are being literal. If you ever wondered what Hell is like, you might want to visit the small town of Hell, Michigan. 

The weird, eerily-named small town is a real place – and it turns out it Hell is really nice. The townspeople have not only embraced its name, they've used it to milk a profit in every conceivable way. Here are a few funny stories about the unbelievable real town of Hell, Michigan.

  • The Mayor Of Hell Made Heterosexuality Illegal

    Elijah Daniel decided that he wanted to be mayor of Hell. Since Hell has no elections and is an unincorporated town, all he had to do was pay the right people and become Mayor for the day. Elijah's first and last order of business was simple: ban all heterosexuals from entering his town.

    He doesn't even live in Hell, he just wanted to be mayor because they'd let him. Daniel was promptly impeached and left Hell as fast as he had entered. His short term in office and bold declaration against heterosexuals was a response to President Donald Trump's Muslim-ban. Daniel will no doubt be remembered as Hell's most noteworthy and infamous mayor, even if he did only hold the office for three hours.

  • You Can Get Married in Hell's Chapel

    Most people want their marriage ceremony to be as romantic as possible. Often times it coincides with the church that one or both of them attend. In Hell, it's no different. Many couples find themselves married at Hell's chapel. They even get their own Ministers of Hell to officiate.

  • Attend Damnation University

    If you're interested in shocking anyone who visits your home, consider grabbing yourself a degree from Damnation University. It doesn't technically mean anything, but it's a novel trinket nonetheless. 

  • Grab A Bite To Eat At Hell's Kitchen

    The Hell Hole may not sound like the most appetizing place on the planet, but its menu doesn't look too sinister. The restaurant serves up classic American dishes for both dine-in and carry out. 

  • They've Turned The Town Into A Tourist Attraction

    There are a few ways Hell, Michigan could have gone with their name: ignore it, embrace it, or change it. It's clear where the vote landed as Hell utilizes their town's novel name to its fullest. Everything in Hell is twisted and played with in order to make the most of "Hell" and the connotations that come with it. 

  • Anyone Can Be Mayor... For A Day

    In Hell, anyone can be mayor for a day or even just an hour. Pay a fee and you'll find yourself running the rural town for a short while. One can be kind and forgiving or turn into a dictator and get impeached. Either way, they kick you out, but your reign over Hell can be a memorable one.