For 17 years, Ted Kaczynski meticulously prepared his instruments of death from a cabin on a remote piece of property in western Montana.
The former math professor eschewed modern comforts, like electricity or water, in the small wooden building where he made the mail bombs that would make him infamous. He also drew up an angry 35,000-word anti-technology manifesto.
The “Unabomber” killed three people and wounded 23 others in a string of attacks from 1978 to 1995.
The cabin is long gone, housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Kaczynski, 68, is long gone, too. He is serving a life sentence at a federal supermax prison in Colorado.
All that’s left in Lincoln, Montana, are the notoriety for about 1,500 townspeople and the 1.4 acres Kaczynski once owned a few miles south of town.
Now the property is for sale, recently reduced from $154,500 to $69,500.
“It’s very secluded. Hardly any one goes up there,” says John Pistelak, who runs a realty company in town and is handling the sale. “I’ve had all kinds of calls.”
The land is much quieter than it was in the weeks after the arrest as agents scoured it for clues into the Unabomber’s diabolic plans and anger.
A few bottles and the remains of a root cellar are still evident, according to Pistelak.
A real estate brochure reads, “Own a Piece of U.S. History: Home of the Unabomber.” It also touts the plot’s proximity to wilderness areas and “great fishing and hunting.”
Pistelak acknowledges the land normally would go for no more than $50,000.
But this wooded patch of land, which is being sold by a friend of his, is different, Pistelak says.
“With the history, it’s got to be worth something,” he said.
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