Thousands Of People Line Up And Head Deep Into The Forest At Night... Wait Until You See Why

July 13, 2014

Thousands of people line up every year to witness one of nature's phenomenons in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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Trolleys then take the herd up to a remote location where they wander into the darkness.

firefly light show Tennessee
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And then it begins.

In the pitch black, it appears as if the stars had come to settle in the forest. A sight nearly impossible to capture on camera.

firefly light show Tennessee
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Thousands of fireflies light up the sky. Nowhere in the western hemisphere is there a bigger population of synchronous fireflies than here at this tiny campground in the Tennessee mountains.

firefly light show Tennessee
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And CBS Morning gives us a front row seat:

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