Mr. Eel
rating: +3+x
Item#: XXXX
Level3
Containment Class:
safe
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
vlam
Risk Class:
notice

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The east entrance of SCP-XX-1.


Special Containment Procedures: All entrances to SCP-XX-1 have been sealed and its perimeter fenced off, and a system of cameras installed to monitor for potential intruders. Any persons found to have bypassed the security measures are to be apprehended, escorted from the premises, and amnestizied if necessary. SCP-XX does not currently require containment as it has shown no interest in exiting SCP-XX-1.

Description: SCP-XX is an entity bearing superficial similarities to anguilliformes1, inhabiting the abandoned Zenith Mall (hereafter referred to as SCP-XX-1). SCP-XX exerts several anomalous phenomena on SCP-XX-1 due to its residence within. As of 2009/11/05 SCP-XX has shown no signs of aggression towards Foundation personnel and has been cooperative with exploration efforts. Communication efforts with SCP-XX are currently ongoing, with the entity being generally receptive.

The origin of SCP-XX and its purpose within SCP-XX-1 is currently not fully understood. Investigation into these is ongoing.

SCP-XX-1 is located in the city of Warren, Michigan. The mall opened in 1977/03/18 and closed in 1991/04/09. While the outer structure of the mall is generally preserved and non-anomalous, the inside contains an anomalous effect which manifests as a visual and auditory distortion resembling "static" within the air. The distortion grows more prevalent the further one travels within SCP-XX-1. The main result of the distortion is a failure to properly observe the decay and deterioration of the interior of SCP-XX-1. The distortion does not appear on video equipment.

SCP-XX was first brought to Foundation attention on 2009/04/23 after a VHS tape containing footage of SCP-XX-1 was discovered during a routine annual cleaning of the Site-12 archives. No record of the tape's archival has been found. The contents of the tape are dated 1993/10/30, and include what appears to be an unknown individual breaking into SCP-XX-1 and exploring its interior. The tape does not include any audio.

The following is a transcript of the VHS tape. Extraneous portions have been excluded. A recording of the the tape is available in the Site-12 online archives.

VHS Transcript

Date of Recording: October 30th, 1993

Persons Present: Unknown

Anomalies Present: SCP-XX, SCP-XX-1


«VIDEO BEGIN»

The east entrance of SCP-XX-1 is visible. Leaves are visibly shifting in the wind. The camera pans around to reveal a lone car in the parking lot. It appears to be late afternoon. The camera pans back around and starts moving towards SCP-XX-1, before stopping near the entrance. Wood boards cover the glass and doors. One of the boards appears to have been removed.

Footage Excluded

The camera is pulled through the hole and pans around the interior of SCP-XX-1. The floor is covered by grime and garbage and the wallpaper is rotted and pealing. A pair of rusted and decayed benches sit next to the door. The camera moves deeper into SCP-XX-1.

Footage Excluded

The camera pans around the interior of the building. All of the shops seen are in varying stages of deterioration and destruction. Movement is visible within a small video store.

Footage Excluded

The camera reaches the food court at the center of SCP-XX-1. The camera pans around the space, revealing a fountain and rows of tables and chairs, illuminated by a large domed skylight. Several tables are overturned, destroyed, and missing, and the fountain is missing a portion of the uppermost bowl.

The camera moves closer to the fountain, passing between several rows of destroyed tables and chairs. A dark shape is seen under one of the tables on the edge of the footage. The camera moves over the edge of the fountain and reveals its contents. A thin layer of brown liquid sits at the bottom of the fountain. The camera moves away from the fountain and pans upwards towards the skylight, and then towards a restaurant at the edge of the food court.

Footage Excluded

The camera travels up a stationary escalator to the second floor. It briefly overlooks the food court before traveling down a corridor. More destruction is visible here than in other parts of the mall, with entire storefronts appearing to have been torn down. At one point, the camera has to maneuver around a pile of broken furniture. The camera stops and points towards the end of the corridor. Light is visible coming from within one of the shops. The camera slowly approaches.

As the camera grows closer the light is revealed to be coming from an electronics store. The light itself is flickering in random patterns. The camera moves in a wide arc around the store, revealing its interior. Television sets of all shapes and sizes are visible on every shelf, turned on and showing only static. The camera remains motionless for several seconds before entering the store and panning around.

Miscellaneous electronics are stacked on and around the televisions in no particular order, all turned on. The camera moves around the store at almost random, stopping at a door in the rear of the store. Nothing occurs for several seconds before the door slowly opens. The camera pans down. SCP-XX is revealed to be moving into the room along the floor. The camera falls to the ground and remains on for 24 minutes before the footage ends, 10 of which SCP-XX are visible in.

«VIDEO END»


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A still taken from the footage, SCP-XX is visible on the floor.


Following the discovery of the VHS tape, a containment team was dispatched to SCP-XX-1 with MTF Epsilon-6 ("Village Idiots") assisting in exploration. A security perimeter was established around the mall on 2009/04/25, with initial exploration occurring three days later on 2009/04/28. A transcript of the initial exploration is attached. Stills from the footage are included for reference.

MTF Body Camera Video Log Transcript

Date of Recording: April 28th, 2009

Task Force: MTF Epsilon-6 ("Village Idiots")

Subject: SCP-XX

Team Lead: Akerman

Team Members: Hooper, Rivers, Shaw, López


«BEGIN LOG»

Akerman: Mic check. Hooper.

Hooper: Check.

Akerman: Rivers.

Rivers: Check.

Akerman: Shaw.

Shaw: Check.

Akerman: López.

López: Check.

Akerman: Alright, we're green, command.

Command: Good to hear. Now, you'll have an hour to make your way to the location the entity was sighted in and return to the entrance. I'll radio you when you have 30 minutes left, and again when you have 10 left.

Akerman: Copy, let's go team.

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The east entrance from the inside.

The team enters through the east entrance of SCP-XX, the doors having been opened in preparation.

Shaw: We have footprints in the grime on the floor, chief.

Akerman: Good eye, these could be from our mystery camera operator. We might as well see where they go.

Shaw: Yes, sir.

The team continues on, following the path of the foot prints. Nothing of note occurs until they reach the food court.

Hooper: This place looks pretty good for being abandoned the better part of a decade.

López: Too good, considering how it looked in the tape.

Hooper:

«END LOG»


Outline:

- Conprocs
- Description

  • Mr. Eel description
  • Mall description
  • How Foundation found Mr. Eel (urban explorer video tape and how it was found)
  • Transcript of the video tape (maybe put photo of Mr. Eel in here?)
  • MTF exploration log (possible to have them talk to Mr. Eel?)
  • Further interview with Mr. Eel?
  • Second MTF exploration log (they find all the weird stuff?)
  • Possible urban explorer break-in?

- mr eel is an entity which shows genuine happiness and is soft like felt
- the scip has focus on a mall/malls, with their liminal and uncanny nature. there is a false sense of corporate happiness in them. this mall is likely an abandoned one
- should have undertones critiquing capitalism2, due to the nature of malls
Mr eel is to static what fish are to water, I.e. majorly composed of it
the mall is overlapping with a specific bit of another world of static thats why hes only in the mall
static symbolizes disorder and is connected with capitalist institutions in the mall
to tie capitalism to disorder
==> eelterview (eel interview :flushed:)
==> urban explorer video transcript
==> reality was less stable in a sense, and the line between reality and imaginary began to merge. hence things you thought you saw on the corner of your eye may end up becoming more "physical" in a way
capitalism is bad yo
Eel is spooky
Malls are not meant to be
Static is eel
forced happiness
all this joy capitalism brings is an illusion painted by advertisers but isnt actually real
===> what if
at the end
Mr Eel disappears during black friday
because
he couldn't change anything
with the foundation keeping him in the mall
he couldn't get out

Links:

original eel bg image ==> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kodak_Film_Store_(8674017782).jpg

static css ==> http://topia.wikidot.com/hawkly-test-page

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