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article imageUnabomber's secluded Montana property offered for sale

By Kim I. Hartman     Dec 17, 2010 in Business
Lincoln - A western Montana property that was once owned by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is being offered for sale to a potential buyer who may be looking for an opportunity to purchase an infamous piece of American history.
The listing for the wooded 1.4 acre parcel says "A lot of history goes with this location."
It's located close to the Bob Marshall and Scape Goat Wilderness Areas in Montana, as well as the Blackfoot and Missouri Rivers with access to great fishing and hunting. This is a one of a kind property and is obviously very secluded, boasts the advertised information about this small tract of land.
The Lincoln-area property, which had been originally listed at $154,500, is now being offered for $69,500.
It was owned by Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber (University and Airline Bomber), who engaged in a mail bombing spree that spanned nearly 20 years, killing three people and injuring 23 others.
Kaczynski moved from Lombard, Illinois in the early seventies to this location just outside of Lincoln, Montana where he constructed a small cabin and lived a simple life on very little money, without electricity or running water. Kaczynski worked odd jobs and received financial support from his family, which he used to fund his bombing campaign, according to a government investigation into the life of Kaczynski.
The property offered for sale does not include Kaczynski's cabin, shown in this video. It was dismantled and moved to the east coast where it is on display in the Newseum located in Washington, D.C.
The FBI letters carved into a tree in Lincoln Montana on land formerly owned by Ted Kaczynski.
The FBI letters carved into a tree in Lincoln Montana on land formerly owned by Ted Kaczynski.
John Pistelak Realty
Photos posted with the online listing show tall trees, chain-link fences topped by barbed wire and a tree with "FBI" carved into it, as well as a roofed storage area built for wood.
It's not known if the carving in the tree was the work of Kaczynski, the FBI agents or a passing visitor to the heavily forested lot and the real estate company could not answer that question.
Due to Kaczynksi's desire to remain in seclusion while avoiding modern conveniences the property does not utilities, including electric or water.
Kaczynski is serving a life sentence for the deaths of three people and the injuries inflicted on another 23 innocent people during a highly publicized nationwide bombing spree that occurred between 1978 and 1995.
The Harvard-trained mathematician was critical of advancing technology and led authorities on the nation's longest and costliest manhunt before his brother tipped off law enforcement in 1996.
Kaczynski was captured at the Lincoln, Mont., cabin in April 1996. His activities came to the attention of the FBI in 1978 with the explosion of his first, primitive homemade bomb. Over the next 17 years, he mailed or hand delivered a series of increasingly sophisticated explosive devices spreading terror across the country. He pleaded guilty in 1998, and is housed in a maximum security prison in Colorado.
The property is listed by John Pistelak Realty of Lincoln, Montana.
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