People of all religions debate whether hell is real , but for all the people on this list, the question is not up for discussion. This list is full of people who have gone to hell (apparently) and came back to tell everyone that it is a place you never, ever want to end up in. Obviously, the validity of all these stories can't be verified. Most of these people claim to have seen hell during near-death experiences, but some didn't have to almost pass in order to get a glimpse of the place of eternal damnation.
So what is hell like, according to these travelers? Some of their descriptions are rather conventional, with lots of fire and endless suffering. Some of the descriptions are more creative and resemble Greek myths like Tantalus. In every case, getting a glimpse of hell changed these people's lives forever.