Saying that scientists have made a discovery always lends a certain amount of credibility, no matter how ridiculous the revelation.

It’s been reported that Italian scientists discovered the gate to Hell – literally –  in Turkey (the country not the bird). Known as Pluto’s Gate, this is the genuine portal to the underworld.

Pluto's Gate (source:

Pluto’s Gate (Source:

Just as one might expect from the gate to Hell, it’s bad for your health. Laden with carbon dioxide fumes, even brief contact can be lethal.

I’ve actually been to Hell… in the Cayman Islands. I didn’t breathe any poisonous fumes and as far as I know, it didn’t kill me which leads me to suspect that Pluto’s Gate doesn’t end up in Cayman.

The other possibility is Michigan. I haven’t visited Hell, Michigan yet so I can’t say with certainty there are no deadly gasses. However, if such a phenomenon existed, I’m sure we would have heard about it by now.

It’s not clear to which Hell Pluto’s Gate leads – Cayman or Michigan. It probably depends on how bad you’ve been. Who the hell knows? It may not go anywhere. If that’s the case, to hell with it!

Someday I plan to go to Hell (Michigan, that is) and I’m going to have a helluva good time. I’ll skip the deadly, poisonous route of Pluto’s Gate and simply drive. It should be an easy trip because you know what they say – “the road to Hell is paved”. Besides, I want to experience Hell on wheels.

Going to Hell should be interesting but it doesn’t sound like the most appealing vacation. Frankly, I don’t want to go unless I can come back.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Proof I've been to Hell

Proof I’ve been to Hell


About the Author

Pam Waits has more than 20 years of experience in human resources with 10 years in the top HR spot for mid-sized companies. She currently works as a Human Resources consultant. Additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Pam is also a writer and humorist, defying the perception that human resource professionals lack a sense of humor. She’s a leader who believes humor is an important part of a healthy business culture and a necessary part of life. 
If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy.

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