The Darn Man was known to walk a continuous loop through portions of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut. Unlike the Leatherman, who rarely spoke and was somewhat of a mystery, the Darn Man was very well spoken and wasn't reluctant to tell his story. The man whose name was not known said that he had fallen in love in his youth and was to be married. Unfortunately for him his would be wife never showed up for the wedding. The Darn Man would wander the countryside looking for his lost love. He was given the name "Darn Man" because of the long suit jacket (with tails) he wore since his wedding day. The jacket would be repaired with random pieces of cloth and stitched with different colored string, hence the name Darn Man.
The lonely man wandered the countryside depending on working odd jobs or the kindness of others who would take him in. One story says that he staid at one particular house repeatedly because they had a magazine that he would read repeatedly. It was thought that perhaps a picture in the magazine reminded him of his long lost love.
The Darn Man's days came to their end in a tragic way. He was staying with a generous boarder one evening when he heard a carriage approaching. All day he had been saying that his love was returning that night. As the carriage approached he heard the happy voice of a young female. The Darn Man ran out of the house into the darkened road to meet his love. The coach driver didn't see the man until it was too late and the Darn Man was trampled to death under the hooves of a team of horses. When the Darn Man died he had been wearing his wedding jacket for 60 years.
The Legend goes that if you walk the backroads of Connecticut at night you might hear an approaching carriage. You might even hear the happy voice of a young woman. If you do you should have a needle and thread handy, because the Darn Man might need his coat patched.