Are there really gates to hell right here on our little planet? Many religions detail an afterlife that serves as a punishment for misdeeds committed here on Earth. There is a common link between different cultures and belief systems - live a virtuous life, or earn a vacation in eternal torment. While various faiths paint vivid descriptions of the grim underworld – from murky purgatories to fiery agony to complete nothingness - it’s generally assumed that you can only glimpse hell by death after a life of sin. For the average hell-seeker, this requires a lot of patience and a lifetime of paying your dastardly dues. Frankly, that sounds like a ton of work. But what if that were not the case? What if there were portals to this dreadful plane all around the globe? Who wouldn’t want a quick weekend jaunt to give infinite condemnation and misery a trial run? There are many places around the world purported to be gateways to hell - and they're all listed here.