Bigfoot impersonator Randy Lee Tenley was run over twice and killed as he stood on a Montana highway. Tenley hoped to fool people into thinking that they had seen Bigfoot.
The Big Foot or Sasquatch as it is sometimes called is an ape-like creature that supposedly inhabits forests particularly in the Pacific Northwest area of North America. The Big Foot is usually described as a large very hairy humanoid creature. There have been a number of reported sightings but many believe that the Big Foot does not exist.
Tenley decided that he was going to create a fake sighting of Big Foot on Highway 93 South near Kalispell Montana. However the 44-year-old was run over not once but twice and ended up dead.
To make people think he was a Big Foot Tenley wore a type of camouflage military outfit called a Ghillie suit. The suit covers the whole body and resembles dense foliage. The suits are often used by military snipers but not Big Foots.
A car driven by a teenager was unable to stop before hitting Tenley who was standing on the right lane of the highway. This is not a good idea at any time and especially when wearing a camouflage suit that makes it difficult for drivers to see you. A second car then ran over Tenley's body creating massive injuries. He died at the scene. The two drivers received minor injuries, were treated at a local hospital and released.
A friend of Tenley told Jim Schneider a Montana State Highway Trooper that Tenley was hoping to fool drivers into thinking they had seen a Big Foot or Sasquatch. 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.”
Tenley stood right on the highway to ensure that he was seen. However, being camouflaged he was seen too late. Montana State Troopers think that Tenley may have been drinking. This will not be confirmed until the results of toxicology tests become available.