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Bwana
08-27-2012, 10:49 PM
Man killed while trying to create Bigfoot sighting (http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/man-killed-while-trying-to-create-bigfoot-sighting/article_05e9fc77-54e5-52d8-97a9-1f420a37f130.html)


KALISPELL — A 44-year-old man wearing a full-body camouflage suit was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell on Sunday night, apparently as he tried to stage a Bigfoot hoax.

Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell was standing in the middle of the right-hand, southbound lane of the highway dressed in a military-style ghillie suit when two cars rounded a slight bend and could not avoid hitting the man.

He suffered massive trauma and died at the scene, according to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider. The crash occurred at about 10:30 p.m. at mile marker post 106.9.

“The camouflage suit was dark and subdued. It’s designed to break up a silhouette and blend in with your surroundings,” Schneider said, adding that the suit has strips of burlap designed to accept leaves and foliage.

“It definitely hindered the ability of people to see him on the highway.”
Tenley was alone when he was hit and no one witnessed the crash directly, Schneider said. However, another member of Tenley’s party arrived at the crash scene soon after and spoke with the trooper about Tenley’s intentions.

“We can only speculate as to his exact intentions, but according to another member of his party his intention was to get people to believe they saw a Sasquatch,” Schneider said. “It is a bizarre set of circumstances, and it is certainly tragic.”

Schneider said he believes alcohol was involved, but he does not know whether Tenley was intoxicated.

None of the minor drivers had been drinking, and one teenage occupant of a vehicle that struck Tenley was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

KCtotheSB
08-27-2012, 10:52 PM
I wonder who's going to FOOT the bill on the car repairs.

...y'know what, I suck at this. I'll show myself out.

listopencil
08-27-2012, 10:52 PM
At least he died in a funny way?

KcMizzou
08-27-2012, 10:52 PM
That was some good camo.

Dave Lane
08-27-2012, 10:58 PM
Alcohol involved? I'm shocked.

KcMizzou
08-27-2012, 10:59 PM
Alcohol involved? I'm shocked.At least there was no weed. That might have made him stupid.

BIG_DADDY
08-27-2012, 11:02 PM
At least there was no weed. That might have made him stupid.

LMAO

Rain Man
08-27-2012, 11:05 PM
If I was the newspaper printing this story, I would include a photo of the guy that is fuzzy and out of focus.

Valiant
08-27-2012, 11:23 PM
How exactly does a ghilli suit make you look like bigfoot??

Baby Lee
08-27-2012, 11:26 PM
How exactly does a ghilli suit make you look like bigfoot??

Sorry

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaBsw3tFsUd_EvcM9icE5-d7fMHpIwGCZo17SPnY5AmfUu9Che

KILLER_CLOWN
08-27-2012, 11:26 PM
How exactly does a ghilli suit make you look like bigfoot??

I tried to ask but he's DEAD!

milkman
08-27-2012, 11:27 PM
How exactly does a ghilli suit make you look like bigfoot??

You do know that we are talking about a guy that was labeled a Darwin Award candidate here, right?

HoneyBadger
08-27-2012, 11:44 PM
I like how the repost thread has more replies.

milkman
08-27-2012, 11:50 PM
I like how the repost thread has more replies.

That's because it's more fun to badger the Darwinesque reposter.

Fairplay
08-27-2012, 11:51 PM
1000 ways to Die has a new episode.

Phobia
08-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Was this guy a cousin of the guy who is dressing up like a mountain goat?

loochy
08-28-2012, 05:07 AM
Does this have something to do with the incident that Frankie posted about?

Fish
08-28-2012, 07:10 AM
I have morbid curiosity about what his last thoughts were, as he was dying on the side of the road...

bevischief
08-28-2012, 07:14 AM
I have morbid curiosity about what his last thoughts were, as he was dying on the side of the road...

Oh shit...

seclark
08-28-2012, 07:15 AM
he lost

Phobia
08-28-2012, 09:06 AM
I have morbid curiosity about what his last thoughts were, as he was dying on the side of the road...

He had a rear view mirror go through his head...

milkman
08-28-2012, 09:21 AM
He had a rear view mirror go through his head...

So you're saying his last thoughts were a quick look back on his life?

Earthling
08-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Once again reminding us that a broken mirror is indeed bad luck...

Rain Man
08-28-2012, 09:49 AM
I have morbid curiosity about what his last thoughts were, as he was dying on the side of the road...

I bet they were, "Those people think they hit a Bigfoot! This is so cool!"

frankotank
08-29-2012, 11:20 AM
How exactly does a ghilli suit make you look like bigfoot??

my thoughts exactly. well...he was drunk.
so he's at the edge of the road waiting for a car to come so he can run out there and be seen....he most certainly overestimated his quickness!

here's another article with a nice quote from an officer....

An apparent attempt to stage a Bigfoot sighting horribly backfired when a man dressed in furry camouflage was struck and killed by two cars on a Montana highway, police say.

Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell, Mont., was pronounced dead at the scene near Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana after the stunt late Sunday night.

"This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. Really," Montana Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Butch Huseby tells the Los Angeles Times. Tenley had donned a Ghillie camouflage suit covered in thick foliage-like material that's used by hunters and military snipers and dashed onto the two-lane road around 10:30 p.m. Two cars, both driven by teenage females, slammed into him.

A friend who was with him told police about the intended Bigfoot hoax. Authorities are investigating whether the men had been drinking.


http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20625052,00.html?xid=email-peopledaily-20120829-20625052

Discuss Thrower
08-29-2012, 11:24 AM
I think it is absolutely abominable that y'all would make light of this tragedy.

Al Czervik
08-29-2012, 11:50 AM
Probably involved with this

http://americanbigfootsociety.weebly.com/

Trying to help their cause....