Knoxville's Haunted Caverns

A 20 year haunted tradition is back after it's departure last year.

Morning reporter Whitney Kent braved the dark underworld to bring a report back about The Haunted Cherokee Caverns off Oak Ridge Highway. Therefore, we have a first hand account that this is one of the scariest places in Knoxville.

You might not be afraid of ghost and gobbles but the Cherokee Caverns offers a whole new haunt of the natural and supernatural.

Creative director, Mike Whidby say they have zombies, floating ghost, the world's only underground vortex tunnel and the natural scary look of the caverns.

In complete darkness you have to guide yourself through trails deep underground while staying alert for bats, snakes and spiders.

"People usually come out screaming--we got the snake pit around the corner here that really gets them good--it's total darkness and it's full of snakes" says Mike

Created over 300 million years ago; the Cherokee Caverns is a unique haunt found right here in Knoxville.

Jim Whidby, the Cave Historian says "The fact that it is a natural dark spooky cave--naturally makes it really unique"

Mike agrees, "Our guest agree that this is one of the most unique haunted attractions in the U.S"

Not only will you be spooked but your visit will help preserve the caverns

"Our primary goal is preservation of the save and to share it with people who would like to come over to see it" says Jim.

So enter if you dare warns Jim and Mike because as Mike says
"There's no guides pulling you through, you're on your own in the total darkness and it's chilling"

The cave and the world's only underground vortex is open weekend nights from 7-10 p.m. and it's also handicap accessible. If your child is brave enough and are under 6 years old they enter for free.

Visit www.thehauntedcave.NET for more information


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