That and the reports of the three children of Fatima who were allowed a glimpse of the inferno with the souls in torment.
It is not a good subject to dwell on, although, we should constantly remind ourselves of the consequences of mortal sin.
Back in 1990 a Finnish newspaper reported on how a group of mining engineers had, purportedly, sunk a drill hole some nine miles in depth into the core of the earth.
They struck a cavity and with the sensory equipment at their disposal, they recorded what they believe to be the screams of human souls in torment in hell.
It is a hoax.
The story has no apparent basis in fact, nor would one be duped by such a tale.
Hell is not nine miles down; it is not a place that we on earth will ever come across...as yet.
But the recordings of the screams are worth listening to.
They are blood chilling to the extreme.
Could you imagine, just for one minute, that this recording would be played after Mass one Sunday (rather than having a display of Tango routines on the sanctuary).
It might give the congregation something to reflect on.
Because, of course, despite the fact that these sounds are unpleasant in the extreme, they cannot be one fraction as bad as the real screams of souls in agony and torment in hell.
Listen, if you are feeling brave, but have a glass of malt whisky by your side, you might need it afterwards....and Complan just will not do!