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Own a Piece of the Unabomber



    Own a Piece of the Unabomber
    Among all kinds of other observations about himself, in this document Ted Kaczynski describes the circumstances where he first realized that murdering others was at least a temporary cure for his general unhappiness. Photo: US Marshal Service on Flickr

    If for some strange reason you want a piece of Ted Kaczynski, you don't have to drive to Colorado.

    The U.S. Marshal Service is auctioning off the personal effects of the notorious Unabomber to raise funds for his victims.

    The former UC Berkeley professor was arrested in 1996 after sending 10 bombs to various targets around the country.

    Kaczynski was convicted of killing three people and severely injuring several others.

    The U.S. Marshals will auction several of Kaczynski's personal items, including his 20,000 pages of written documents and his personal manifesto.

    “We will use the technology that Kaczynski railed against in his various manifestos to sell artifacts of his life," U.S. Marshal Albert Nájera of the Eastern District of California said in a statement. "The proceeds will go to his victims and, in a very small way, offset some of the hardships they have suffered.”

    The complete list includes:

    ...personal documents, such as driver’s licenses, birth certificates, deeds, checks, academic transcripts, photos, and his handwritten codes; typewriters; tools; clothing; watches; several hundred books; and more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions of the "Unabom Manifesto."

    The auction will be held online on May 18 at www.gsaauctions.gov. Images of the items to be auctioned can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/usmarshals.