Epstein told CNN the letter was from 1979 and read something like: “I’m looking for a refuge in South America, where the closest person is five miles away, you seem to know South America well, can you give me some advice.”
He Googled Kaczynski and found out his middle name is John, and he knew it had to be him.
But Kaczynski not only sent one letter, but two. The second being a thank you note for giving him advice and being “helpful and courteous.”
“I’m glad I was helpful and courteous, because you know, this guy was sending bombs to people he doesn’t know,” Epstein said.
After confirming the authenticity of the letters, Epstein had to do what he does best.
“I’ve got to write something. This is so weird. I have to write something down,” Epstein said.
“Who would have thought going through your attic that you had two letters from the Unabomber,” he said.