|Bigfoot?!?! I'm Chewbacca bitch!|
|Anybody remember these guys? Hint: The answer is worth $6 million....|
Despite most scientists rejecting any theory that a large, ape like creature could exist alongside of humans and remain undetected for so long, there are those that keep the legend alive...sometimes going a bit too far.
A few weeks ago a guy was killed when he was hit by a car while trying to prank people into thinking they had just seen a 'Squatch. Alcohol, not surprisingly, was suspected as a contributing factor to his demise. The deceased had decided to forgo the expense of purchasing a gorilla or other ape like costume and instead decided to wear a Ghillie suit. A what?
A ghillie suit is a type of 3-D camo outfit sometimes worn by hunters and the military for blending into the environment. Its generally constructed by attaching strips of cloth or netting to a garment and then trimming them to layer the material to present a blobbing or shaggy appearance. They are used extensively by snipers and other specialties that require that the individual be as stealthy as possible. I, personally, have never worn or had the need to wear one, per se, but I did often carry a small bag with green and brown burlap strips cut to 1' and 2' lengths that I would often weave in my helmet and web gear while in the field for camo. I did it because I knew what ghillie suits were and more importantly, burlap didn't wither and turn brown a few hours after you applied it in the heat and sun like vegetation did in a K-pot cover.
|hey look! A tree with a rifle!|
|This is how we rolled in the 80's baby!|
Oh, and for you militia wannabes out there trolling, be aware that while a ghillie suit may provide superior visual camo, it sucks when it comes to thermal camo...matter of fact in many conditions it will get hotter under the fabric than the surrounding air and actually cause it to be a thermal bloom if someone has the right type of viewer. Now that I am thinking....I wonder if they can add a thermal reflecting property to that material that they use....hmmmm