Epstein told CNN that the letter was from 1979 and read something like, “I’m looking for refuge in South America, where the closest person is five miles away, you seem to know South America well, can you? you give me some advice. “
He Googled Kaczynski and found out that his middle name was John, and he knew it had to be him.
But Kaczynski sent not just 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 throwing bombs at people he didn’t know,” Epstein said.
After confirming the authenticity of the letters, Epstein had to do what he does best.
“I have to write something. It’s so weird. I have to write something,” Epstein said.
“Who would have thought going through your attic that you had two letters from the Unabomber,” he said.