In America, when people were afraid to open the parcel, it took 17 years to find the FBI

Ted Kaczynski Unabomber: A Harvard University professor who used to trouble America, prepared the bomb himself and then targeted innocent people through parcels. The dashing American professor used to prepare such bombs which came only in parcels.

Jun 14, 2023 - 15:34
In America, when people were afraid to open the parcel, it took 17 years to find the FBI

There was a time in America when people were afraid to open a parcel or letter, fearing that there might be a bomb inside it.
A professor of Harvard University, who was suffocating America, himself prepared the bomb and then used it to target innocent people through parcels. The American professor with a sharp and cunning mind used to prepare such bombs which came only in parcels. If anyone opened it, his death was certain.
The name of this professor who hated modern life, technology, and changing industries was Theodore Kaczynski or Ted Kaczynski. Born in 1942, Kaczynski's brain used to run faster than a computer. At the age of just 16, he started studying at Harvard. Kaczynski, who came in the count of promising students, used to solve maths questions in a pinch. His IQ score was 167. At that time, Kanjisky had got a lot of recognition at such a young age.
Kaczynski started teaching at the University of California as an assistant professor. At the age of 25, his life took a different turn. A good job was going on, but one day he suddenly disappeared. He quit his job and became isolated from the world.
Ted's hatred for people who used computers was increasing. Taking the path of rebellion, he started targeting the people of his own university. Ted moved to Lincoln, a town of less than 1,000 people miles away from the city, which had no electricity and no running water. Kaczynski, who renounced all facilities, started making bombs in a small house.
He first tried these self-made bombs on the people of his own university. For this, he chose a letter and parcel. After fitting the bomb in them, I would have posted it on the address of whoever had to be targeted. As soon as that person opened this parcel or letter, that bomb would explode. This series did not last for 1 or 2 years but for 17 years. He started sending letter bombs and parcel bombs to many such people.
Even after 17 years, the FBI was unable to capture Kaczynski. No one could understand how to catch him. Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski targeted teachers, businessmen, and the general public with his crude bombs. Because of targeting the university, the FBI named Ted Kaczynski as the Unabomber.
In September 1995, the fear of Kaczynski reached its peak. Meanwhile, Kaczynski prepared a manifesto of his own. It was a 35,000-page manifesto and the Washington Post and The New York Times were asked to publish it. The name of the manifesto was 'Industrial Society and its Future'. The purpose behind preparing this 35,000-page manifesto was only to inform the people that the life of common people is becoming difficult due to technology and modern life.
After reading this manifesto, Kaczynski's brother-in-law understood that only his brother could do such a thing.
Kaczynski was caught in his own trap because it was through his manifesto that the FBI got hold of a clue for the first time. A manhunt began, and in April 1996, US investigators arrested Kaczynski on the outskirts of Montana. Kaczynski lived in a 3 by 4-meter cabin made of plywood, and the FBI also found bomb-making material and two finished bombs.
Kaczynski was sentenced to life imprisonment four times for spreading terror in America. Each life sentence was more than 30 years. Kaczynski had also confessed to all his crimes. He told the police that he had targeted people 16 times with his crude bombs. His bomb had killed 3 people and injured 25 people.
Jailed Kaczynski was found unconscious in his cell on June 10, 2023. He was immediately taken to the hospital, but by then he had already died. Kaczynski, who killed innocent people, ended his life by suicide at the age of 81.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer