My wife and I had just finished reading Mary K. Baxter's "A Devine Revelation of Hell". We were pondering the different things in the book like the smell and how the souls in that place were in continual torment. They cried out to Jesus for deliverance but to no avail. We considered the demons and their roll in tormenting the people. The book states that hell is down in the earth and that the flesh of the people there seems to be full of worms.
As we were pulling onto the freeway on our way home from church, we saw a man standing on the side of the road hitch hiking. I said "shall we pick him up?". She said "yes." This is something we rarely do. As he got in the car we noticed his broken English speech. He said he was a Christian Jew. He said the Lord had told him to tell people about hell. We couldn't believe what we were hearing. He said that he had died. It was some type of swimming accident. He had a picture of his dead body lying on the beach.
During the two hours that he was dead he was in hell. Jesus was with him and asked him if he knew why he was there. Our hitch hiker could say nothing to Jesus. The first thing he noticed was the incredible stench. He said it was like rotten eggs. The next thing he saw were the people. Their flesh hung loosely from their bones and it seemed to be full of worms. They cried out to Jesus to deliver them from the torment of the place but it was too late. They had sealed their fate by not repenting and trusting in Jesus in their lifetime. Then he talked about the demons. He said in his broken English "they eat the fear of the people". At first we didn't understand. Then we realized what he was saying. The demons of that place are strengthened and energized through the torment and fear of the souls there.