There are many people who have a near-death experience that believe they’ve seen some sort of afterlife or even heaven itself.
However, one man who was pronounced dead by his doctor after being stabbed says that rather than seeing a bright light and some benevolent feeling of coming home he instead saw hell itself and met the devil.
A doctor took to TikTok to explain that he’d encountered a young man in his early 20s who’d been stabbed in the heart after being involved in a drug deal that went wrong.
Not willing to let the man die, medical staff took the victim into surgery, kept him from losing too much blood and treated the wound in his heart.
The doctor remembers the man waking up four hours later and crying, claiming that he ‘went straight down into hell and looked straight in the eyes of the devil’.
The man said he could see doctors working to save his life and having never prayed before gave it a try, at which point an angel pulled him back up out of hell.
Remembering how clear the man had been, the doctor said: “It was the most amazing experience because he was legit, I mean nobody makes up an experience like that.
“The last I heard, he’s completely changed his life; he gave his life to god, and I still to this day… the look in his eye when he woke up, the terror, I’m absolutely convinced he did meet the devil.”
It’s not Satan’s actual doorstep, however, it’s a crater filled with natural gas which was ignited in 1971 after Soviet soldiers thought the whole thing would burn away in just a few weeks and turned out to be badly wrong about it.