Montana is a great state for second home living — check out Spanish Peaks and The Yellowstone Club. But Montana and Wyoming have those fringe elements that can sometimes scare you, elements like Ted Kaczynski, who is serving a life sentence for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. The Harvard-trained mathematician genius went a little nutso about advanced technology or something — this was even PRE-Facebook and Twitter. He led federal authorities on the nation’s longest, costliest manhunt ever. Seriously, it was not funny at the time. His own brother tipped off law enforcement in 1996. Kaczynski was captured at his Lincoln, Mont., cabin in April 1996. He pleaded guilty in 1998, and is housed in a maximum security prison in Colorado.
Government investigators labeled him the Unabomber because some of his attacks were directed at university scholars. And he hid in the woods of Montana, purposely keeping away from society, which he hated.
Well, the 1.4 acre of land in western Montana, the same place where he was arrested, and hid from the world, is up for sale. $69,500. Reduced from $154,500.
The listing — by John Pistelak Realty of Lincoln — offers potential buyers a chance to own a piece of “infamous U.S. history.”
“This is a one of a kind property and is obviously very secluded,” the listing says. It doesn’t say who owns the property. Fascinated to learn who buys it.
The land is heavily forested land, does not have electricity or running water. Some photos posted with the online listing show tall trees, chain-link fences topped by barbed wire and a tree with “FBI” carved into it, though it’s not clear why or even who carved it in there.
If you buy this, dirt purchase only. And the property does not include Kaczynski’s cabin, which is on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.