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The Bigfoot killed in Montana hoax has surprisingly gone viral yet again. An incident that happened in August 2012 involving a Montana man who got struck by two cars while attempting to provoke reports by dressing up as Bigfoot is gaining popularity among netizens today.
The hoax on the behemoth's public appearance was reportedly weaved and carried out by 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell, in Northwest Montana.
According to multiple reports, Tenley planned to make viral reports about Bigfoot's appearance in Montana by wearing a costume inspired by the monstrous creatures. However, it was very unfortunate that while Tenley was standing in the right-hand lane of U.S. Highway 93 on a Sunday night, he got struck by a car. And that's not all. The Montana Highway Patrol revealed that just when he was lying on the ground after the strong impact another car hit him again.
"He had this Ghillie suit and was going to attempt to get the attention of passing motorist and, through I don't know what means, make them feel like they saw Bigfoot or sasquatch," Officer Jim Schneider of Montana Highway Patrol told ABC affiliate KTMF back then.
The ghillie suit is actually a military-style costume made of strips of camouflage fabric and is worn by military men to camouflage snipers in combat. Hence, it is not surprising that motorists found it hard to spot Tenley's presence that Sunday evening.
Police said that the two vehicles that struck the Montana men were teenage girls, one age 15 and the other age 17.
Reuters reported then that the ghillie suit used by Tenley was believed to have come from the Kalispell Army-Navy supply store based on the investigation.
However, store manager Dennis Peterson said he could not recall selling one to Tenley adding that the $100 suit is usually bought by boys who engage into paintball games. "I don't usually sell them to well-grown adults," he said.
Authorities found out later on that Tenley's main motive in posing as the notorious monster in public may have been influenced by alcohol, according to the statement of his friends.
Although the said news may have happened more than a year ago, many are still in dumbfounded on social media when they read about the circulating post.
Some even commented that the incident simply proves that Bigfoot is absolutely just a product of some pranks made by some men or teens in the past.
Still others opine that the behemoth that has made significant sightings in the past is real.