Unabomber items to be offered in online auction

By the Associated Press | May 13, 2011 | 12:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The manifesto and other items belonging to the man known as the "Unabomber" will soon be available for purchase.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the manifesto written by Ted Kaczynski will be offered in an online government auction beginning May 18.

In the infamous manifesto, Kaczynski condemned the industrial and technological revolutions.

Also available for sale will be personal documents belonging to Kaczynski, including birth certificates, photos and handwritten notes.

The items were seized during a search of Kaczynski's cabin in the Montana woods following his capture in 1996. Proceeds of the sale will go to victims of Kaczynski's homemade bombs.

The 69-year-old Kaczynski is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty in 1998 to setting 16 explosions that killed three people.