Randy Lee Tenley, impersonating Big Foot, was run over and killed on Highway 93 south near Kalispell, Montana. The 44-year-old was trying to fool motorists into thinking that they had sighted the Big Foot. He was standing in the right driving lane.
Tenley was wearing a special type of military-style clothing usually called a Ghillie suit. The suit covers the entire body and looks like dense foliage. Tenley was hit by a teenager who was unable to stop in time to avoid the collison. A second car then rolled over the body, causing massive injuries. Tenley died at the scene. A friend of Tenley's said that Tenley told him he wanted to fool people into thinking that they had sighted Big Foot.
State Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said: "He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting. You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before.”
To make sure he was seen, Tenley stood right on the highway -- a big mistake when he was camouflaged. The teenage drivers in the vehicles received minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital.
Montana State Troopers think that perhaps Tenley had been drinking, but they are awaiting toxicology reports. For more see this article.
The Big Foot, sometimes called Sasquatch, is an ape-like creature some believe to inhabit forests particularly in the Pacific Northwest of North America. The Big Foot is described as a large, very hairy, humanoid creature. Many think that Big Foot does not exist.