Man Claims He Traveled to Hell for 23 Minutes Back In 1998

You never know when and where you’ll be when you randomly get sucked into the pits of Hell for an indeterminate amount of time. For Bill Wiese, it was 1998 while on his way to the kitchen, and the whole thing lasted not quite a half hour.

Wiese originally shared his strange story in his 2006 book “23 Minutes In Hell,” but it recently resurfaced in paranormal circles after Lad Bible highlighted a 2020 interview Wiese did with the TCT Network (that interview can be seen here).

Wiese said it all happened one night in 1998 after waking up at 3:00 a.m. (the Witching Hour, for those of you who pay attention). He got out of bed to get something to drink when he had an unexpected out-of-body experience, a sensation of being thrust through a tunnel and into the bowels of Hell.

His descriptions of Hell match what you’d probably imagine:

“It was getting hotter and hotter and I landed on a stone floor in a prison cell in Hell. There were stone walls, but it was more like a dungeon — a filthy, stinking smoke-filled dungeon.”

Weise could only wonder how he got there. But his wondering only lasted so long before he realized he was sharing a cell with two demonic entities. “One demon picked me up and threw me into the wall of this prison cell,” he said, “I felt as if bones had broken.”

Weise then recalled seeing a flaming pit filled to the brim with skeletal people, a “putrid disgusting odor” emanating all around him.

But as quickly as the OBE began, it was all over, and he was back in his own home none the worse for wear.

Did he really experience a short-lived trip to Hell that night? Or was it all his imagination?

A strange dream, perhaps?


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.

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