A couple years ago, Jim was visiting back home and staying at my Mom's house. He had been toying with the idea of a Bigfoot ruse for some time. The idea being to dress up in a Bigfoot costume then strategically walk near the road as a car was driving by to see if word got out that there was a Bigfoot in the area.
This is a typical Jim-ish prank, but a bad idea for two reasons. One, there are a lot of people with guns in that area. Two, there are a lot of people with guns in that area that drink.
So being the supreme instigator he is, he talked someone else into doing it under his tutelage.
I wasn't around during this event, but this is how the story was ultimately relayed to me, and keep in mind this was mid-June in Missouri, so it was steamy hot.
Jim: "OK, walk across the field and I'll tell you what to do."
Jim: "Now swing your arms a little more." (Jim grew up in the Pacific Northwest and knows a great deal about Bigfoot culture)
Jim: "This time look over at me as you're walking by, like in the famous Patterson footage of 1967." (I'm telling you, the boy knows his Bigfoot trivia)
Jim: "That was too much. Don't stop, just look at me as you walk by, and don't forget the arms."
Jim: "Perfect! Now let's go try it on the road."
Anonymous Bigfoot Culprit: "Can we take a break? I think I'm about to pass out."
They actually took their ploy to the road. One car even slowed down.
I believe it was around this time that