Real Bigfoot Sightings 2012 FAIL: How a Montana Man Was Violently Killed Trying to Hoax a Highway Sasquatch Sighting [VIDEO]

By Anthony Smith on August 28, 2012 2:05 PM EDT

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Randy Lee Tenley, a forty-four year old resident of Kalispell, Montana, donned a military-issue Ghillie suit to disguise himself as Bigfoot, the legendary American Sasquatch, in a misguided attempt to provoke locals into calling in a sighting, thereby perpetuating the myth of the infamous cryptid by calling in yet another "real" Bigfoot sighting in 2012, a year when internet video should have completely proven or debunked the myth by now. As far as Epic Fails go, this one's for the ages. (Photo: Wikipedia)

As far as Epic Fails go, this one's for the ages: a Montana man, trying to join the "people are still talking about this?" pantheon of 'real' Bigfoot sightings in 2012 by hoaxing a highway Sasquatch sighting, was violently killed.

The tragicomedy, worthy of a Darwin Award (or at least a few chuckles and some easy sympathy), saw Randy Lee Tenley, a forty-four year old resident of Kalispell, Montana, donned a military-issue Ghillie suit to disguise himself as Bigfoot, the legendary American Sasquatch, in a misguided attempt to provoke locals into calling in a sighting, thereby perpetuating the myth of the infamous cryptid by calling in yet another "real" Bigfoot sighting in 2012, a year when internet video should have completely proven or debunked the myth by now.

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"He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting," contended Jim Schneider, a Montana Highway Patrol Trooper, "You can't make it up. I haven't seen or heard anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for him."

Difficult indeed. After telling friends of his plans to fake a Bigfoot sighting (which is how Schneider learned conclusively of the man's motives), Tenley picked a busy highway intersection about half-a-mile south of Rocky Cliff Road for his Sasquatch hoax.

He donned his Bigfoot costume, got onto the southbound side of the highway, chose a visible spot on the infamously perilous righthand side of the highway for his hoax-- and shortly afterwards, was struck down by a vehicle driven by a fifteen-year old girl.

To add insult to injury, or at least skidmark to skidmark, his Bigfoot-clad carcass was driven over by yet another teenage girl, this one seventeen, as he lay dying on the side of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Alcohol may have been a factor," Officer Schneider speculated, "Impairment is up in the air."

Fortunately for Tenley, it could have been a lot more terrifying for many more people. Ghillie suits, which anyone can purchase on the internet, are commonly used by military snipers. His goal to be confused for Bigfoot would have been a total "best case scenario" for him. At worst, he could have been confused for a highway gunman.

And if Bigfoot and other cryptids (that's "unidentified animal creatures" for the uninitiated) are things that pique your interest and/or tickle your funny bone, check out iScienceTimes' "Top Five Scariest Cryptids of All Time." Some of them gave us some serious nightmares.

If not, just watch video coverage of the dead Montana Bigfoot hoaxer here:

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