Leatherman Poll (Closed May 25, 2011)
What should be done at the Leatherman's gravesite? (Select one)
- Leave his remains undisturbed. Place a new monument in a safer section of the Sparta Cemetery (69%, 356 Votes)
- Relocate his remains, perform on-site observational forensic study, but no removal of remains or taking/destruction of anatomical gifts for DNA or other testing. Add new monument (17%, 89 Votes)
- Relocate his remains, but no forensic study. Add a new monument (14%, 73 Votes)
Total Voters: 517Loading ...
Previous Leatherman Poll
Should the Old Leatherman's gravesite in Sparta Cemetery be left alone??
- Yes, let him rest in peace (81%, 404 Votes)
- No, Let's dig him up and do research on his remains (19%, 96 Votes)
Total Voters: 500Loading ...
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If you’ve stumbled onto this site when your curiousity was peaked by a story about an old man dressed head to toe in Leather who wandered around CT and NY for decades while never speaking, then we have something in … Continue reading
I’ve taken some of my own advice, and left the Old Leatherman alone for a few months. However, not so with the research team, as I did learn that this summer they were back at the Sparta Cemetery for another … Continue reading
Being the eternal optimist that I am, I always choose to finish the above statement with “…In All Good Time”. It seems that the in the case of the Leather Man exhumation project, from where I stand, today this motto … Continue reading
So, while we await the announcement of what was found during the exhumation, I started wondering, “What’s next?” In the scenario that enough usable organic material is taken to be able to perform DNA testing, then: Will the data from … Continue reading
(UPDATE – As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22, digging has commenced. Link to pictures courtesy of Stephen G) The Ossining Historical Society announced Wednesday that the exhumation will take place in the next couple of days. The article about … Continue reading
Despite the concerns voiced by hundreds of citizens, it appears that the exhumation of the Leather Man’s remains, including the taking of “anatomical gifts” from him for DNA and forensic testing, will move forward as planned very soon. It could … Continue reading
The most effective way to let the team know how you feel about this project is by contacting them directly. Despite hundreds of votes and comments here and in local media in support of “Leaving the Leatherman Alone”, Norm MacDonald … Continue reading
“Absolutely Not” was Norm MacDonald’s response to my question about whether the OHS would reconsider certain aspects of the “Leatherman” project especially the ones involving the DNA and forensic testing. I believe him. He explained to me that he knows … Continue reading
I have finally spoken directly to Norm MacDonald, President of the Ossining Historical Society (OHS) concerning the “Leatherman” project. Apparently, the two emails I sent to the OHS, on 12/6/2010 and 3/21/2011 were never received. I will always admit when … Continue reading
I recently discovered a very informative newspaper article about the “Leather Man” from June 2005. The article describes a plan to take a DNA sample from the Leatherman to help in “…solving the mystery of this anonymous man’s life”. It goes … Continue reading