Perhaps the most valuable item to be sold, however, is the personal journal of the reclusive Unabomber, some 22,000 pages in which Kaczynski detailed his hatred of just about everything and everybody. It's likely the journal would have been introduced into evidence had Kaczynski gone to trial, but at the last minute, on Jan. 22, 1998, Kaczynski pleaded guilty and the trial was avoided. (In March, 2004, The Chronicle filed a federal Freedom of Information Act request with the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, asking for a copy of Kaczynski's journal, but, to date, the government has not sent The Chronicle any of it, leaving most of Kaczynski's written thoughts still under wraps.)
When a Time Magazine interviewer asked him if he was crazy, he said something to the effect of, "If you want to know if I suffer some sort of organic illness, such as schizophrenia, the answer is 'no.'"