Various individual objects linked to Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber," were sold in a recent auction. Ted Kaczynski, just before he decided to become a terrorist, was a mathematical genius and on his way to becoming a fantastic academic. However, he fell off the beaten path and ultimately turned into an eco-terrorist, mailing bombs to victims, of which three died and nearly two dozen were wounded. The stuff of the Unabomber brought in over $200,000 for his victims and their families. That is much more than an easy personal loan.
Payment for sunglasses and hooded sweatshirt ended up at $20,000
Artifact hunters recently paid $20,025 for a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of shades, and neither of the items was from designer labels, according to the Washington Post. It was an online sale. Ted Kaczynski is the "Unabomber" serial killer that had his shirt and glasses sold. Kaczynski was well-known in his career as a mathematician. He turned into one of the worst United States terrorists in time. He sent 16 bombs via mail, murdering three and injuring 23 from 1978 until 1995. The online sale was the result of a court order obtained by the United States Marshals service, who wanted to sale off some of Kaczynski's belongings to pay some restitution to his victims and victims' families. CNN states that $232,246 was made in the online auction. The General Services Administration administrated it.
Somebody wanted the typewriter he used
Kaczynski had a Smith Corona typewriter. It sold off for $22,003 knowing that the "Unabomber Manifesto" was written on it. The hand-typed original copy of the manifesto sold off for $20,053. In the auction, there was one thing that sold off for $40,676. This included the journals Kaczynski kept. Reactions among Kaczynski's victims and family members were mixed. Some were in favor of receiving some sort of recompense, and others just wanted to forget about the events. David Kaczynski, Ted's brother and the male who tipped off the FBI about Ted in 1995, wrote on his blog that the government was cynically selling items to "murderabilia" enthusiasts, collectors fascinated with items used in or connected to murders and serial killers. He said the cause was "entirely worthy" of doing. He also said "I hope (the sale) raises a ton of money." After taxpayers paid $8 million to search for him for 17 years, the victims didn't get hardly any government support, which he thought was sad.
Those obsessed with murder
Several people are interested in murderabilia which is why it can cost lots of money to get an item connected to some kind of high-profile suit. The Toronto Sun explained that Ryan Jenkins hung himself off a coat rack which went for $1,750 recently. Jenkins was implicated in the death of his model ex-wife, Jasmine Fiore, and took his life on the run from authorities. At murderauction.com, you are able to get some of the memorabilia. It is the largest site that sells the stuff. Charles Manson and John Wayne Gacy artwork and a Jeffrey Dahmer signed letter were some things listed on the site. These lots all went for over $1,000 each.
What Kaczynski was thinking
David Kaczynski's blog