No matter the prophesies of the Bigfoot community for years has foretold in years previous, it HAS happened.


KALISPELL – Police are still investigating a strange story in Kalispell. A man dressed up as Bigfoot was struck and killed by two passing vehicles.

Police say the crash occurred on Highway 93 South of Kalispell. They say 44-Year-Old Randy Lee Tenley was walking South and was struck by two vehicles. Montana Highway Patrol Officer Jim Schneider said Randy’s friends say he was trying to make people think they saw Bigfoot.

"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,"  Schneider said.

Police said Randy was in the middle of the right lane in a spot where motorist could not see him. No one is in custody and the investigation will continue.

To me… there’s really not much to say.

“I told ya so,” doesn’t work. Or anything of a triumphant nature for that matter.

“I saw this coming,” doesn’t seem to fit the bill either.

My bottom line is, that there is the death of a forty plus year old man. Thankfully it wasn’t a kid.

Fact is, as Loren Coleman pointed out on, both drivers were in their teens and very likely traumatized by this event for life. reported;

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said. “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.”

Tenley’s motivations were ascertained during interviews with friends who were not in the immediate area but were nearby when the man was struck at about 10:30 p.m.

“Alcohol may have been a factor,” Schneider said. “Impairment is up in the air.”

Tenley was on the southbound side of the highway, about a half mile south of the highway’s intersection with Rocky Point Road.

“He was in the right-hand lane of travel and the vehicle was unable to avoid him and struck him,” Schneider said of the first vehicle driven by a 15-year-old girl from Somers.

A second vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Somers girl also struck Tenley as he laid on the highway.

And there is a death involved.

Someone, somewhere is heartbroken, be it a spouse, significant other, mother, father, son, daughter or brother, sister.

Let’s be cognoscente of that fact.  

If something can be made positive of this tragedy, use this as an example of why people should not do this.

Not because of what we interpret the moral implications of the action, or because it makes us mad, but because its dangerous.

What also needs to be impressed, that its not any safer in the forests. If someone decides to do that in the woods, they could be shot accidentally as well.

It’s time to give our condolences, but at the same time, make it a teachable moment to people thinking about doing this.

At the same time, since the story has gone viral, perhaps its time to speak to legislators to make such actions, in a respective state a crime, other than a violation or misdemeanor.

Make it a felony. Tenley through his ill gotten attempt at humor, now effected many lives, not only of his own family, but the families of the young women driving the vehicles which struck him, which they will carry for the rest of their lives.

Till Next Time…