For two decades, thousands of people have traveled to Big South Fork to be spooked at the nationally known, Haunting in the Hills storytelling festival.
The event attracts around 3,000 people each year to its site near the Fentress and Scott County line. There, hundreds of attendees sleep overnight in the nearby Bandy Creek Campground.
National Park Service Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas said it is an event they would like to see even grow more in the future.
"Stories must be told, or they are lost", she said.