A Big Foot impersonator was killed while trying to create a Yeti sighting along a Montana highway Sunday evening. Randy Lee Tenley, the Big Foot impersonator, was standing in the right driving lane on Highway 93 South near Kalispell when he was hit by one car – and then another. Tenley was 44-years-old, the Daily Mail reports.
The Big Foot impersonator was wearing military style clothing commonly referred to as a Ghillie suit. The suits cover basically the entire body and are created to resemble dense foliage; Ghillie suits are often worn by military snipers.
The second car rolled over the body of the Yeti impersonator, causing massive trauma. Randy Tenley died at the scene, the Missoulian notes. A friend of the Big Foot sighting ruse creator told Montana State Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider that Tenley wanted drivers to believe they had witnessed the illusive creative, the Daily Mail notes.
“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,” Trooper Schneider stated during a media interview.
Tenley reportedly stood in the middle of the Montana highway lane to make sure that passing motorists would not miss seeing the Sasquatch costume. Two teenage girls from Somers, Montana drove the first vehicle to strike Tenley and were unable to stop the vehicle quickly enough to avoid hitting the Big Foot impersonator. The drivers, 15 and 17, were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Montana State Troopers feel alcohol may have played a role in the accident but are waiting for Tenley’s toxicology reports to confirm their suspicions.