Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's personal possessions set for creepy online auction

US Marshalls Office will sell off Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski’s typewriter, shoes and the "Unabom Manifesto”

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Ok this is kind of creepy.  The US Marshalls Office today said it will hold an online auction of the personal effects of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.

The auction will run until June 2 and 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."

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Proceeds from the auction will be used to compensate Kaczynski's victims.

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

The online catalog will be on the Web at GSA Auctions®, General Services Administration, Government Site for Auctions beginning May 18. Photos of selected auction lots are available at US Marshals Public Affairs' photosets on Flickr.

Kaczynski terrorized the nation for about 20 years with a mail bombing spree that that killed 3 people and injured 23 others. Ultimately Kaczynski pleaded guilty to setting 16 bombs and was sentenced to life in prison, and courts authorized auctions to help settle $15 million worth of restitution.

 Kaczynski has been in the news lately because the FBI recently asked for his DNA as part of its ongoing investigation into the  unsolved 1982 Tylenol murders.

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