A Marine sniper wearing sniper camouflage gear known as a "ghillie" suit advances through a forest during a training exercise. (Photo : UNKNOWN, USMC (http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
A 44-year-old man staging a Bigfoot sighting was struck by two vehicles and killed in Montana Sunday night, the Daily Inter Lake reported. Flathead County police identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell, Mont.
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Tenley, who was hit on U.S. Highway 93, was wearing a military-style "Ghillie suit," authorities said. A Ghillie suit, which resembles heavy foliage, is used by military snipers as camouflage.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider told reporters, "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. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him."
According to the Daily Inter Lake, Tenley was on the southbound side of the highway when he was struck. The first vehicle that struck him was driven by a 15-year-old girl from Somers, Mont.
"He was in the right-hand lane of travel and the vehicle was unable to avoid him and struck him," Schneider said.
As he lay on the highway, Tenley was hit by a second vehicle that was driven by a 17-year-old girl also from Somers, Mont. The Daily Inter Lake reported that Tenley was pronounced dead at the scene.