Arc de triomphe stairs

In 1846, a Russian psychologist received a patient, in a small town outside of present day Perm that had been pronounced dead during a routine surgery, but was revived and awoken thirty minutes later. The patient was completely dysfunctional and falling apart at the very core of his mental state. The patient claimed that he had gone to Hell and the demons were among them and talking to him. Although the psychologist provided help, the demented man committed suicide in his home. Before the patient died, he revealed to the doctor his experience in Hell. He described Hell as in an infinite strand of layers. He explained them in detail, and said he only made it through five.

Level One:

Life moves on as normal, you do not know or feel as if you have died. You are thrown to a point in your live and get to live it over as if in a dream. No matter what you do...something is off. This was told to be the worst part of hell because hope still remains in your mind. But there is no hope.

Level Two:

Everything you know and love becomes lost to you in the most unimaginable way. The demons who had disguised themselves as humans in layer one begin to emerge and show their true form, and begin to torment you. There is no escape, there is no rest. When described, this layer was compared to twenty to thirty years in length.

Level Three:

Emptiness and anxiety. The two words the patient repeated over and over to the doctor. After being tortured and haunted for so long, that is all you know. Suddenly, everything is gone. No trace of life or interaction. You can't escape the loneliness, but every second you fear they are coming...they are coming.

Level Four:

This is where it gets tricky. This level is where human comprehension cannot fully understand the torment. Hell turns inward and you no longer exist in an understandable time or space. The slight hope and comfort that had existed up to this point are completely abandoned. This level was described as multiple lifetimes in length. Reality is redefined.

Level Five:

The patient trembled and became pale when he spoke about this level. He whispered and whimpered continuously. He revealed that he was only in this level for five minutes before he was revived. He described it as such:

"You are in black water. In an abyss that knows no light. There is something around you. It is colossal...It torments me."