Many of the bombs were sent to universities and professors. The first bomb, sent to a professor at Northwestern University, was opened by a security guard who was only mildly injured when he opened it. Following bombs were sent to a University of Michigan professor, the computer science departments at Vanderbilt University and the University of California at Berkeley, and a United Airlines executive, among other places.
A flyer showing that Kaczynski was wanted for mailing explosive devices. On the left is a sketch of what the Unabomber was expected to look like.
These three men were among the victims of the Unabomber. Yale computer scientist David Gelernter was crippled by a mail bomb. Computer store owner Hugh Scrutton was killed in 1985 after he picked up a package sent to his building in Sacramento. Gilbert Murray, a Sacramento timber industry lobbyist, was killed by a bomb at his office.
The bombs would be placed inside a wooden box and would explode when opened.
The Unabomber created these bombs from scraps in his ten by twelve foot cabin deep in the wilderness of Montana. At first, his bombs were made with things such as a pipe and safety matches. As he built more bombs, they became more sophisticated.
Ted Kaczynski sent this 35,000 word piece to The New York Times and Washington Post. It is written by 'FC' which Kaczynski said stands for 'Freedom Club.' Kaczynski would write 'FC' on the wooden boxes of the bombs.
In 1996, an interesting development occurred when a manuscript from the Unabomber was sent to The New York Times and Washington Post. In this 35,000 word manifesto, Kaczynski argued his reasoning for the bombings. Although the FBI still did not know who the Unabomber was, David Kaczynski, the brother of the Unabomber, recognized the writing style of the manifesto which led to the arrest of Theodore John Kaczynski.
Time magazine shows the Unabomber on the front cover after he had been captured.
These attacks by the Unabomber left a lasting effect of fear in Americans because of this domestic terrorism. This terrorsim committed by an American citizen began the era of other attacks committed by U.S. Citizens such as other bombings and school shootings. Also, this Unabomber case will go down in history as one of the longest violent crime cases of the FBI, as it was active for 17 years.
One of Kazcinsky's code-written papers found in his cabin. His code was said to be one of the most complex since World War II.
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BY: JOSH HERDOIZA P.6