If you were alive in the ’90s, chances are you’ve heard about Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, the American domestic terrorist that between 1978 and 1995 killed 3 people, and injured 23 others in a nationwide bombing campaign. Now, HTC Vive Studios and The Newseum, an interactive news museum in Washington, D.C., have come together to produce a VR experience detailing the Unabomber case, which features an interactive inside look at Kaczynski’s infamous Montana cabin where he planned his bombings.
According to HTC’s blogpost, Unabomber: The Virtual Reality Experience not gives you an inside look at the same cabin that officials found in 1996, but lets you “actively participate in the case and get a front row seat to the process that led to Kaczynski’s arrest.”
The experience features insights from FBI agents Terry Turchie, who served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the UNABOM investigation from 1994 to 1998, and Max Noel, an FBI agent during the investigation.
“Being in the cabin and looking out at the woods, and that first time you’re on the snow and you’re looking it – that’s just amazing,” said Turchie. “It almost looks exactly like the day we [first came upon the cabin].”
The Newseum, which actually has the original Unabomber cabin in their exhibition, will also be featuring the VR experience in an effort to better ‘cement’ all of the information presented there.