The Leak

WJS Proposal

WrongJohnSilver

SCP-001 is stored in the genetic code, mating patterns, and myrmecophily behaviors of silvery blue butterflies, and as such, it's actually very anomalous, but also near-impossible to hack.

SCP-024

SpoonOfEvil

SCP-024 was actually used to air several very popular 90s game shows before the company owning the property went bankrupt. Ironically the original intent of SCP-024 was to save costs on building props and sets. However, SCP-024 in it's current incarnation is very different from what it used to be. Executive meddling managed to rein in most of the Announcer's excesses.

SCP-029

AdminBright

She's connected to a black box SCP known as 'The Mother.' Containment of 029 is intergral to keeping the Mother contained.

SCP-034

SpoonOfEvil

SCP-034 was confiscated from a Chaos Insurgency agent. The original intent was to capture and impersonate a Site Director.

SCP-050

AdminBright

The statue may all that is left of the Asian spirit known as the 'Monkey King'

SCP-066

Communism will win

SCP-066 is another one of Eric's toys. "Mommy please don't take Mr. Fuzzy away he's my best fwiend he'll be sad if I'm not with him."

SCP-100

Wilt

SCP-100 and its derivatives were created by Jamaican Joe as they were, who was an aspiring artist without any particular ability that he knows of, so as to whether it's Jamaican Joe or the location of SCP-100 animating the derivatives is a mystery. SCP-100-1 was crafted to function as both a friend and a coworker, and when Jamaican Joe decided to leave town for getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, he left SCP-100-1 to take care of the shop. Jamaican Joe then died in a car crash about twenty miles away.

SCP-106

Dr Gears

What is 106 doing to the people he takes?

It's bad. Remember that 106 is basically god inside that place it slides in to. The physical damage is almost secondary to the things it does to the mind of people. It seems to have a personality similar to a very elderly serial killer, or child molester. It can't do all that it did back in the day…but age, wisdom, and well-developed cruelty have taken the place of thrills and sexual gratification. Recordings exist, both audio and video, which C.R. will never release. They'd never get anybody to work around the damn thing ever again.

SCP-121

Wilt

SCP-121 has a massive, invisible, sorta-incorporeal, interdimensional creature stuck in a dimensional hole above the town (which is why the clouds float around the town) and it decided that since it's stuck, it's just gonna go ahead and lay its eggs where it was. Since it couldn't really make a nest, being stuck and all, it decided the best way to go about its duty was to make each house its own, personal incubator for each egg. The reason the houses fly is because the interdimensional creature is just holding them up in the air, impregnating the house and keeping it safe. Once it drops the house to break its young free from its incubator, the baby and the house sort of intertwine into a single entity - unintentionally. The screaming was the creature going through a bit of pain from something going on on the other side of the hole, and in anger it crushed its baby.

SCP-135

Pig_catapult

SCP-135 was never actually born; her mother died from 135's effects sometime in the third trimester of the pregnancy, and then she just kept growing.

SCP-148

Communism will win

While SCP-148 was a prototype, the group buying it from Prometheus Labs wasn't actually interested in the finished product — They wanted it as-is, as a weapon. Who, how, or what they planned to use it on is really, really classified, but SCP-1268 has come up in the same conversations a few times.

SCP-163

Flah

SCP-163's missing limbs are reproductive organs which had been surgically removed by its people.

SCP-199

not_a_seagull

SCP-199 is a Paragon artifact.

SCP-204

SpoonOfEvil

SCP-204 was supposed to be the next generation bodyguard/babysitter, intended to autonomously care for and protect children in high risk environments. Unfortunately, the nanomachines' self preservation programming did not go through enough quality assurance testing. The designers also failed to consider the implications of making it so that SCP-204 maintains itself by EATING MEAT. SCP-204 went rogue and there are implications that it may be slowly growing smarter over time. It is the only existing prototype.

SCP-225

RhettSarlin

instances of SCP-225 exist around all planets and stars. they are a naturally occurring phenomenon created by a strong gravity well. the stronger the gravity well, the further away from the center of the stellar/planetary body the instance is, though the volume and composition remains consistent. they are a fundamental part of the universe, but they are only present around objects at least ~1/10th the mass of the moon (speaking of which, the moon's is far beneath its surface). what happens when they collide? i'm still not answering that(though i do know what it is, and yes it would be a very bad thing), but suffice to say it isnt the destruction of the universe, as it has happened many times across the universe already.

SCP-231

DrClef

First, two questions I will never answer:

What happens when SCP-447 touches a dead body?
What is Procedure 110-Montauk?

SCP-252

wishun

When first captured, everyone involved thought that they had finally caught a real cthulu. One middle-manager type in particular thought that he could use such a high profile case to pull his career out of its current stall. He pushed hard for a massive investment of manpower and resources, including founding a specialized MTF with an open-ended budget. He looked really stupid when the truth came out, and he blames all his humiliation on the capturing agent. Also, the specimens in containment are juveniles. They are projecting images of their parents.

SCP-261

Dr Gears

What the hell is 261?

The best theory is that it's not from here. Also, that it may be, if not broken, at least in need of service. It's like when a air conditioner needs a recharge of freon. It'll run for a while fine, but then starts to sputter out, and die. Rather then just stop working, it seems that whatever process it uses to vend goodies starts to wander, pulling treats, yes, but not always ones intended for the buyer. Or this reality.

SCP-286

sandrewswann

SCP-435, SCP-719-1 and SCP-1806 are all parts of the same large asteroid that collided with earth in pre-history, which just happened to also be a portal into a completely alien universe (so alien that fundamental things like physics and mass and energy do not have the same meanings, and matter itself is an alien concept) where two entities/deities/consciousnesses (or perhaps just two portions of the same consciousness) are in conflict (or making out). Each piece of this ancient asteroid allows some form of connection to this alien universe, and the alien consciousnesses, but it is so far removed from our own that the nature of existence there is untranslatable. It seems, however, that the entities there are better able to comprehend us, then we are them…

I do plan to add to the He-Who-Made-Dark mythos, when I next have a unique-enough manifestation of the above idea to present.

UPDATE: We can now add SCP-286 to this list.

SCP-317

Voct

SCP-317 isn't from the past, she's from an alternate timeline (which is why there was no trace of her species's civilization in the fossil record). And the process of leaving one timeline for another is so energy-intensive that it obliterates the entire universe you've left. She didn't realize she'd destroyed her home universe until it was too late.

She spent a while going from one almost-exactly-the-same timeline to another — first, one that was 99.99999% identical to her home universe, then one that was 99.9999999% identical, then one that was 99.9999999999999999999999999999% identical… and she always found something wrong, some tiny detail that she was certain used to be the other way. So she'd get back in the machine, and convert the entire universe into fuel, and try again. Sure, she felt bad about killing all the pachycephalosaurids on the planet (and converting the entire universe into fuel), but it's not like she did it rashly. She only did it when she needed to leave. When she really absolutely needed to.

Then, one subjective day, just as she leaves a timeline where her husband had an argument with her over something that she's sure her real husband never would, she's out in the void between universes… and she realizes that some of the parts on her machine are getting pretty worn out. In fact, they're a few minutes away from catching fire. She needs to shut the machine off so she can fix things, but before she can do that, she'll need to land in a universe. But if she chooses a timeline that's too similar to her own, she'll feel bad about obliterating it before it can make her angry.

Divergence at -10 years is too close. Divergence at -100 years is too close. Divergence at -100 000 years is too close….

Finally she decides, the hell with it, and sets the machine for a divergence at -65 million years. Because she's sure that the locals will be so freaky and alien and non-pachycephalosaurid-looking that, after she teaches them how to build replacement parts for her machine, she won't feel any qualms about using the sum total of all energy in their universe as fuel.

SCP-321

AdminBright

-Yup, she's the younger sister of the Bright family.
-She's the way she is because she died when she was only months old, and 590 used his powers to bring her back.

SCP-332

Roget

I like to connect my articles. Sometimes by names, years, locations, and sometimes through other means. You may have already seen my Class of '76 series, wherein I have created several school-themed SCP articles all based around the year 1976. They're all connected too, at least in my head. I don't think it's at all obvious in the articles, so here's how they connect: SCP-1833 was a yearbook produced in the same town as SCP-332, although at a different school. The game that was taking place on the day SCP-332 activated was between the two schools. SCP-1423 depicts students who went to both schools, on their last summer trip. Now, why these anomalies manifested is going to remain a mystery, at least you know how they connect.

SCP-348

Zyn

SCP-348's reason for existence is more the result of a father's regret for not being able to spend more time with their child, more than than the child's wish for attention. As such, the entity within the bowl (or the bowl's "consciousness", as it were) tries to project the inherent feeling of knowing that someone cares, even if they don't openly show it, hence the engraved words.

The reason the man who murdered his father complained about the soup SCP-348 made? The soup was oversalted. The bowl tried.

SCP-413

SpoonOfEvil

SCP-413 inherited his architect's wicked sense of humor. The guy loved to troll engineers. SCP-413 was also half serious in the interview log. He's not the only building designed by said architect…

SCP-419

Rejekyll

419 can break very easily and the armies we can see are much stronger than ours.

SCP-435

sandrewswann

SCP-435, SCP-719-1 and SCP-1806 are all parts of the same large asteroid that collided with earth in pre-history, which just happened to also be a portal into a completely alien universe (so alien that fundamental things like physics and mass and energy do not have the same meanings, and matter itself is an alien concept) where two entities/deities/consciousnesses (or perhaps just two portions of the same consciousness) are in conflict (or making out). Each piece of this ancient asteroid allows some form of connection to this alien universe, and the alien consciousnesses, but it is so far removed from our own that the nature of existence there is untranslatable. It seems, however, that the entities there are better able to comprehend us, then we are them…

I do plan to add to the He-Who-Made-Dark mythos, when I next have a unique-enough manifestation of the above idea to present.

UPDATE: We can now add SCP-286 to this list.

SCP-437

The Great Hippo

Now that I'm finished the series (at last)…

Hartliss Leaks

  • The setting for the final confrontation (an abandoned resort town named Lakewood) is later discovered by the Foundation to be inhabited by a grove of highly unusual trees.

SCP-445

CryogenChaos

Balling up 445 does, in fact, cause it to explode.

SCP-447

DrClef

First, two questions I will never answer:

What happens when SCP-447 touches a dead body?
What is Procedure 110-Montauk?

SCP-451

Flah

SCP-451, on 06/14/20██, was reminiscing on what should have happened on a certain episode of Red Dwarf. The biohazard team that was dispatched to the cafeteria that day was completely unnecessary.

SCP-492

SpoonOfEvil

SCP-492, similar to SCP-024, was designed primarily to save on costs. Apparently it was cheaper to magically animate dummies than buying actual animatronics. Again, ironically, the park went bankrupt and unlike machines nobody knew how to "turn off" SCP-492. Plus, the guys in the dinosaur ride really are massive assholes.

SCP-514

SpoonOfEvil

The method of containing SCP-514 is far more mundane than you think it is. Also, the Foundation based a popular cartoon off of the many attempts to steal it. They made quite a lot of money off the moichendise.

SCP-517

Dexanote

517 originally only had one set of arms.

SCP-520

Photosynthetic

SCP-520 is functioning exactly as designed. Its inventor planned to add a bit more selectivity in the next model, but the Foundation caught up with her before she could manage it. They were surprised to find 520 there — they were after her for something else she'd built — and even more surprised to find the exhaustive documentation she'd written for it, more than enough to replicate the thing. Much of the documentation is written in the first person, in a style far too casual for technical handbooks, and contains numerous baffling little in-jokes with its intended reader. Clearly, the intended reader was neither the inventor nor the Foundation.

All the 520 papers are in Foundation archives now. There are a fair few people assigned to finding that intended reader, though not many of them know that she's connected to 520. You have to be pretty high up in the 520 research team to even know that the documents exist.

SCP-557

eric_h

What is SCP-557-1? Why hasn't anyone seen it since it got out of containment?

The first possibility is we have seen it, captured it, and contained it under a different SCP number, without knowing where it came from. Some people think that it's SCP-682, and if you want to believe that, none of the hints about what it's like (big, strong, hard to kill, possibly reptilian) really go against that. Then again, if you don't want to believe that, there's no reason that it couldn't be some other hard-to-kill thing, including one the Foundation has never seen before.

One hint in 557 is that it might be part of the lost city of Ubar. [Real place; the whole bit about the desert expanding is true.] Ubar is also known as Irem, which H. P. Lovecraft wrote as being built over an even older "Nameless City" which had something bad living in it. I don't think he ever said exactly what, but we all hope it stays there. That's why 557 has a passage leading down from the lowest level, with a huge stone blocking it off, and the warning never to move it. 557-1 could be one of whatever's living down there.

If it isn't some other SCP, where is it? One possibility is that it wandered off into the Empty Quarter, and lives in the deep desert where no one has run into it. Another possibility was mentioned in Hornby's "Conspiracy" tale, in which some other GOI captured it. Maybe the CI has it and is trying to train it as a weapon? Maybe the GOC is trying to kill it and hasn't figured out how yet?

SCP-590

AdminBright

-The retardation was done for 590s own good, not for punishment.
-It was seen as punishment, because of an incident with an O5s daughter.
-and yes, he is Brights brother.

SCP-601

Lumancer

SCP-601 was never meant to be left running continuously for this long. It's malfunctioning as a result- but only very slightly.

By contrast, Site Zero as described in Change is actually working flawlessly…

SCP-628

Photosynthetic

If certain songs are played within earshot of SCP-628, it will sing along.

SCP-646

Dexanote

646 is a female of its species. The males are currently extinct.

SCP-652

Voct

MC&D's catalogue entry for SCP-652 described it as a "forecasting dog".

Weather forecasting.

but the Colonel thought it could forecast anything.

He also thought it would only forecast when he told it to, as opposed to constantly.

SCP-666

ChazzK

SCP-1320, SCP-1065 and SCP-666 are either exactly as described in the page itself, or in the discussions.

SCP-699

eric_h

What is in SCP-699?

There are two ways this one can go: 699 is exactly what it says it is; an SCP from the future, able to mentally influence people into trying to let it out. Big pain in the ass to keep contained, since it can get a mental hold on people who know how to release it. They sent it here because we don't know how to open the box it's contained in, and won't for quite a while, so the influence doesn't matter. Presumably there is a stable time loop where we keep it for a while, then eventually it gets out, caught, boxed up, and sent back again.

What is it, and what does it want to do when it gets out? I'm not telling, since I might write a tale about it escaping.

Then again, maybe all of that is bullshit. Maybe it's the way it was written up in Game Day, and is an infiltrator that chooses (or was trained to) stay in its box until something specific happens. The box is impenetrable not to keep it contained, but so the Foundation can't mess with it. The documentation that came along with it is just to make it sound like something the Foundation needs to keep contained. In Game Day, it was an M, C & D product (under the assumption that they have access to anomalous items like this box, and the thing in it).

SCP-710

SpoonOfEvil

There really is something hidden in SCP-710. The event that was mentioned was when a unregistered plane took off from a nearby USAAF airbase and was trying to reach the Pacific as fast as humanly possible. Never quite made it there, though.

SCP-711

Photosynthetic

There's about a 5% chance that String 17 is just a blip on SCP-711's detectors — meaningless noise that was never sent and never will be. This information is heavily redacted for morale purposes.

SCP-713

Photosynthetic

With a little ingenuity, SCP-713 could be used to create strong AI. Several people at the Foundation have the skills to pull off this feat, but none of them have thought to try it yet.

SCP-713 could also be used as an ectoentropic fabricator of remarkable power and flexibility; by feeding it even a small amount of mass and then editing the object's properties through the file in 713, it could create almost any structure possible with ordinary matter, plus quite a few that shouldn't work at all. It has occurred to the Foundation to try this, but the results are highly classified. The researchers who worked on it all sought amnestic treatment afterwards, but one still recalls fragments of the incident. Something about 713's system being more robust to recursion than reality's is.

SCP-717

Sorts

Imagine a world of searing heat and endless noise, a world so bright and hot that it would blind you and destroy you in an instant. Imagine hell.

Imagine that hell has opened a portal into your world, and that everything it touches is obliterated. Imagine the brave souls who would have to venture forth to endure the worst that hell has to offer, protected only by the flimsiest of possessions, doing anything that they can to contain the breach.

That's what it's like for the things on the other side of SCP-717

SCP-719

sandrewswann

SCP-435, SCP-719-1 and SCP-1806 are all parts of the same large asteroid that collided with earth in pre-history, which just happened to also be a portal into a completely alien universe (so alien that fundamental things like physics and mass and energy do not have the same meanings, and matter itself is an alien concept) where two entities/deities/consciousnesses (or perhaps just two portions of the same consciousness) are in conflict (or making out). Each piece of this ancient asteroid allows some form of connection to this alien universe, and the alien consciousnesses, but it is so far removed from our own that the nature of existence there is untranslatable. It seems, however, that the entities there are better able to comprehend us, then we are them…

I do plan to add to the He-Who-Made-Dark mythos, when I next have a unique-enough manifestation of the above idea to present.

UPDATE: We can now add SCP-286 to this list.

SCP-721

AdminBright

The toys are feeding on the people who use them

SCP-761

Roget

Whenever you see the blackboxed name ████ ██████, a reference to the name "Wehrner", a reference to a [REDACTED] group or [DATA EXPUNGED] organization in one of my articles, it's a reference to the nondescript GOI that I use to connect my articles. One of its major motivations is using SCP articles for criminal profit. I won't reveal every article referencing them, but here are a few:

SCP-761
SCP-1684
SCP-1046
SCP-1837

SCP-767

ChazzK

SCP-767: Crime Scene Photographs - not the source of the anomaly, but rather the unintended side-effect of an attempt to destroy it. It would have worked too, but it's another thing that's based on perception, and someone just HAD to take photos during the destruction process… And no, those photos are nowhere near what they were originally. Yes, the shadow-entity is in full control of them. Yes, it has a sick sense of humor, the entire thing is one big game to it, and getting to mutilate people is how it wins.

SCP-792

rumetzen

SCP-792 is a halfway point to the afterlife of a religion that basically decided to cut out the middleman in the conversion process and just force people to believe in it. If you happen to read any material pertaining to that religon's beliefs, be it a pamphlet, book, short paragraph, etc or hear a sermon on them, you're going to go to the 792 afterlife, no matter what religion you actually follow. Wandering around somewhere is a "prophet" that the 792 religion has drafted similarly, and are basically blackmailing into preaching for them. Instances of SCP-792-1 are still conscious, though show no signs of life.

SCP-799

Photosynthetic

"Pastel hues and […] stylized neotenous animals" are the patterns most appropriate for a baby blanket. The Foundation hasn't had time to notice it yet, but SCP-799 tends even more strongly towards that kind of coloration when it's hungry.

SCP-802

SpoonOfEvil

SCP-802 was made during rather desperate times in World War II. The Free French and French Resistance were trying to figure out a way to fight back against the occupying Nazis and they figured bonding the spirits of their deceased buddies into a tank to act as its spectral crew was a great idea, up until the tank confused "Nazis" with "everything alive". Some of the spirits used were rather prominent musicians, and the music is merely their way of coping with their current state.

SCP-803

Cryokina

SCP-803 is actually dissecting people to find interesting organs. Unusual things, like a heart from someone with situs inversus or a kidney with a benign tumour. The implant we found in a D-class was someone who had a high probability of developing some interesting condition later. 803 didn't kill him, it was marking him to be checked in a few years. It just happened that something else in the same containment breach killed him.

They're probes, researching, gathering information. But for who…

SCP-811

Pig_catapult

The guy who made SCP-811 never intended to only make one. He was just unlucky enough to get eaten by the prototype.

SCP-824

Communism will win

SCP-824 did, indeed, evolve naturally in SCP-████. Said SCP does have an undiscovered probability-manipulating effect that grants it several abnormal, if not impossible, properties — namely, the evolution of species like 824 and the utter lack of pathogens. SCP-824-1 is the work of a family of plantshapers (like, people who can control plants) who live on ████████████ Island. The gift is genetic, but can only be unlocked by years of training. Traditionally, only the males of the family learned it. A long time ago, a group of them ventured to China in search of new material to manipulate to their ends, and came back with samples of SCP-824. This particular generation, the island's apple crop needed a boost, so they changed those instances of SCP-824 to apple-farming trees.

SCP-853

Drewbear

The process by which SCP-853 is made is ridiculously simple but very counter-intuitive (which is why it isn't known everywhere by everyone). It's been passed around in family cookbooks since at least 1850, but was mainly used to "store" weather that farming communities could use. I.e. clear weather for when they needed to hold off that approaching storm long enough to finish the harvest, rainstorms for when they were in a drought, etc. As time passed, the women who knew how died off without passing on the recipe, or the female descendants they tried to teach didn't believe them, and the cookbooks got damaged or lost to age. There's at least one other woman out there who knows the recipe, but she's never actually tried it (her great-aunt sent it to her, but she doesn't believe it, so never tried).

SCP-864

Roget

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

SCP-868

Communism will win

P-Labs did create a method to induce SCP-868 in a subject without exposing them to another infected person — they have to start somewhere, obviously. It involves whale song. This is very close to the procedure that will induce non-infectious perfect, incorruptible memory in someone. Too bad they didn't discover that instead.

SCP-887

zaratustra

SCP-887 did contact some external entity and he's writing exactly what was asked of him. Each body of text is a "letter" on that entity's "alphabet", and sets of texts form sentences in that alphabet. 887 himself can't quite put them together because he's kind of brain damaged and so busy writing new things, but someone keeping careful track of the content of each of the texts might realize their totality is a set of instructions for… things.

SCP-895

Aelanna

There is a belief in Japan that your pillow has part of your soul in it; that we spend a third of our lives in bed causes a bit of ourselves to be left there when we go about our daily lives. Now, imagine that a coffin might be considered your final resting place. A very, very bad but spiritually powerful man once passed through this object. As his soul was dragged, kicking and screaming, into his well-deserved personal hell, his agonized clawing damaged the gateway, leaving behind an artifact — a portal — into the abyss that men fear. Something this nightmarish is something that our senses instinctively protect ourselves from, but cameras… well, they aren't so considerate.

SCP-902

AdminBright

There is no box.

SCP-914

Dr Gears

Is 914 sentient?

It's not immediately clear. It was never intended to be, but like any long-running machine, personalities seem to emerge. 914 is an amusement device, it may be that, instead of simply amusing the users, it's taken to keeping itself amused as well.

SCP-936

VAElynx

Impregnating a woman with the sperm of a male SCP-936-2 will produce…
Well. Let's put it this way. The people who heard that mandragora grow from the seed of hanged men, and looked under gallows were doing it wrong.

SCP-963

AdminBright

-It only worked for Bright because he wasn't trying to die.
-It can't be hidden away. Something will always happen to get someone or thing in touch with the amulet.
-963-2 is an O5 who tried to do the ritual, and fucked it up.

SCP-964

anqxyr

964 doesn't actually violate the conservation of mass or energy; there is a pocket dimension connected to it with an energy source, hardware that intercepts and analyses references to it, and 80 tons of lead for raw materials.

The original name 964 had at the Prometheus Labs is PACS-6. PACS-7 malfunctioned in the middle of its construction, turning the laboratory and half of the nearby town into a Dali painting. PACS-8 is the last in the series, finished a few months before the PL collapsed.

SCP-964

anqxyr

964, 1540, and the PACS program.

The PACS program (Polymorphic Active Concealment Systems, later Prometheus Active Concealment Systems) had begun in late 1970s. Initially a series of academic papers on super-plastic materials, the researcher behind them were quickly hired by PL, and the anticipated applications patented ahead of time. After several years of further research, PL was able to convince USDOD to fund the rest of the program in exchange for greater focus on military applications and exclusive use of any resulting devices. The PACS program was thus formally established.

PACS were intended to eventually supersede stealth and related technologies, allowing military vehicles and personnel to approach and even attack the enemy without being discovered. It would not only fool radars and similar devices, but also be resistant to direct visual observation. A total of nine prototypes were created before 1998.

PACS-1 through -3 were pretty much failures. The materials degraded quickly during the transformations, and the mimicry algorithms were far too primitive to fool anyone.

PACS-4 was the first semi-successful prototype. It was completely stationary, and required two thick cables attached to it in all of it forms - one for power, which was consumed in vast amounts, and another for transferring the mimicry matrix. It took weeks to create a new model that could be applied to the system, and hours to transfer it. PACS-4 had no internal storage. All models had to be of completely solid objects, and the mass of the system did not change during the transformation. Even so, PACS-4 could assume a handful of forms that could pass visual inspection, the attached cables notwithstanding, and even fool most cursory tool-assisted scans. More importantly, it could survive up to 400 transformations before its materials begun to degrade.

PACS-5 was a vast improvement over the previous prototype. While not yet ambulatory, it could be moved to within 20 kilometers from its power source. It could quickly assume any of the dozens pre-programmed models, and the physical limitations on the models themselves were less strict. It could also change its mass during the transformation. This was achieved by storing a large quantity of spare materials near its power source, and creating a sub-dimensional link between them and the PACS, through which it could draw required materials, or store those not currently in use. Additionally, the fact that the constituting materials were no longer constantly in the state of mimicry pretty much solved the problem of degradation.

PACS-6 marked the shift from polymorphic to metamorphic paradigm. Instead of storing a limited number of models, 6 used an array of sensors and a number of complex heuristics to construct and apply new models on-the-fly based on its surroundings. PACS-6 was fully mobile, with its power source, sensors, computational hardware, and raw material cache all stored in a pocket dimension inside itself. Its default mode was to remain stationary and evade detection, by analyzing external references to itself and assume a different form, in order to deny a persistent target to enemy sensors. It could also assume a number ambulatory forms; however, those had to be remotely-controlled by a human operator. Additionally, PACS-6 finally solved the massive power requirements of the previous prototypes. Now, power was only consumed during the transformations, and was no longer required to sustain the resulting form.

The creation of PACS-6 caused the name of the program to be changed, from Polymorphic to Prometheus, to avoid a legacy title.

PACS-7 was never finished. An incident during its construction has caused an uncontrollable chain metamorphic reaction, leading to random transformation, and effective destruction, of the housing PL facility and a nearby town.

Little information is available about PACS-8. Most of the original PL documentation has been destroyed or lost, and the Foundation research into the object is classified under infohazard protocols.

PACS-9 was the first attempt to apply the principles of the program to human subjects. The military had provided a volunteer, and the PL had grafted the metamorphic technology into her body. The physical results were exemplary, with the subject being able to change her appearance at will, able to mimic others based on only a couple photos, and change the composition of her body to improve damage resistance, mend wounds, or merge with the surrounding terrain. However, the mental effects were disastrous. Memories, preferences, personality traits would all change sporadically, without warning or external provocation. The subject's reasoning skills were likewise severely impaired, with the subject arriving to absurd conclusions based on non-factual prior beliefs, or assuming different context in different parts of a single argument. For practical purposes, PACS-9 was insane. The subject was put in isolation, and would remain under observation of the Prometheus Labs for another two years, until 1998.

In 1998, the Chaos Insurgency performed a coordinated attack on the central and several of the secondary Prometheus Labs facilities. Their goal was twofold: to create enough general mayhem to draw away the Foundation forces and allow CI operations in other regions to proceed unimpeded; and to acquire PL technologies and certain researchers, who became discontent by the perceived limitations imposed on them by the PL, and had been in communication with the Insurgency for some time. As it happened, those researchers included many of the ones behind the PACS program.

The attack on the Prometheus Labs was highly successful, and its aftershocks lead to the dissolution of the corporation. The Foundation managed to pick up many of the left over pieces. In particular, PACS-6 and PACS-8 were classified as SCP objects and put in containment. PACS-9 had managed to escape during the post-attack chaos.

The PACS program would continue under the guidance of the Insurgency. As of today, PACS-12 serves as the largest permanent Insurgency facility, while PACS-13 were mass-produced for use in the field by high-ranking Insurgency agents.

PACS-9 popped up again several years later, attempting to reproduce the process that was used to create it. Three procedures were performed, using slightly varying techniques. The first of those was soon contained by the Foundation and given an SCP designation. The other two had managed to escape wit the help of PACS-9.

The second turned out similar to the first, but was ectoentropic, and did not dissolve the previous bodies, instead growing newer and newer bodies on top of the old ones. He eventually grew to the point were it could no longer sustain its own mass, and died.

The third one managed to preserve his identity, but his body would deteriorate quickly and die after several weeks. He was able to infect others with a copy of its own consciousness, overwriting the mind of the host. The new body would then begin to deteriorate as well, necessitating him to infect others over and over again in order to survive.

All in all, PACS-9's attempts to replicate the PACS program were largely unsuccessful, and, given its mental state, short-lived. However, it continues to successfully evade capture or detection, with the few parties aware of its existence presuming it dead.

SCP-965

ChazzK

Yes, there was a person, and that person was as much of an evil creep in life as it is in… Whatever you'd call it now. However, you couldn't really call it a "ghost" since it's not ACTUALLY a trapped spirit, more like "the psychic imprint of hatred, evil, and the fear of its victims, given form". Kind of like the Grudge/Ju-On, only with freaky window-face rather than croaky lady and cat-screech-boy.

SCP-967

Voct

the Ballet Academy isn't actually part of SCP-967. It's an entirely separate anomaly that wandered into 967 one day and got stuck.

SCP-984

Communism will win

If it wasn't made clear in the article, SCP-984 was intentionally sabotaged by someone to make its anomalous effects happen more often with fewer people noticing (the broken light fixtures, the soundproofing). The person who did it caught wind of people in the building coming to check it out, so they grabbed the hidden camera just before the Foundation took the place.

SCP-992

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-994

Djoric

SCP-994 is a species native to Earth. This particular species is is the last remaining member of an entire phylum, one that predates humanity (and the dinosaurs, even) significantly.


SCP-1001

Photosynthetic

SCP-1001 is a thaumaturge of sorts. The patterns it creates are something like runes, drawn for occult purposes. If we gave it enough pig bones, it would be able to do minor magic. The Foundation suspects as much, which is the primary reason its meals are all bone-free.

What they don't know is that the greenhouse isn't 100% secure, and SCP-1001 is very, very gradually accumulating the exoskeletons of ants — just one every month or two, but they're adding up. Ants are much more industrious than pigs, much better at reshaping the world around them. That handful of exoskeletons has more power in it than a hundred pigs' worth of bones; 1001 has had enough to break itself free for six months, and it's still stockpiling.

I won't pretend to know what it's planning, because its mind is truly alien to me, but I'm sure the Foundation won't like it very much.

SCP-1005

ChazzK

SCP-1005: The Painted Man - He was created as an attempt to create a modern-day golem, to bring a mess of nonliving materials to life. It succeeded, but was incredibly simple and seemed to have "programming" from what it actually was, a solid paint statue that's basically just decoration, rather than accept proper orders. It was wiped and sold; the reason it woke up when it did was specifically because it was next up for auction, and was being woken to perform when the MTF raided. Somewhere in MC&D's offices, in a forgotten manilla folder, are the "wake up", "shut down" and "factory reset" commands. AWCY? was in no way involved but would raise a militia to invade the Foundation if they found out about it.

SCP-1045

Drewbear

1045 doesn't cause people to burn up. It's a monitor of something happening… elsewhere.

SCP-1046

Roget

Whenever you see the blackboxed name ████ ██████, a reference to the name "Wehrner", a reference to a [REDACTED] group or [DATA EXPUNGED] organization in one of my articles, it's a reference to the nondescript GOI that I use to connect my articles. One of its major motivations is using SCP articles for criminal profit. I won't reveal every article referencing them, but here are a few:

SCP-761
SCP-1684
SCP-1046
SCP-1837

SCP-1053

Rejekyll

1053 was created by the nation of [REDACTED] in order to solve the problem of overpopulation. However, it became functional before it started working. There's just too much wrong with it for it to be useful, yet it still attempts to fulfill its purpose.

SCP-1065

ChazzK

SCP-1320, SCP-1065 and SCP-666 are either exactly as described in the page itself, or in the discussions.

SCP-1066

ch00bakka

SCP-1066 actually transports subjects to a universe in which the University of [REDACTED] offered the major they choose in 19[REDACTED]. They then experience four years of college and are returned back home, with all specific memories removed. It goes to the nearest universe offering that course first, which is why "SCP" stood for "Super-Computer Processing": the universe with that major was closer than the one operated by the Foundation. There is a high chance that some students at U[REDACTED] at that time in our universe were actually from another dimension; 1066 is not unique to this one universe. It was created AFTER the four years to which subjects are transported, so using a 1066 instance while under its effects are impossible.

SCP-1103

VAElynx

The slime from SCP-1308 is the raw material that Wonderlube is made from.

SCP-1105

Professor Savage

Is SCP-http://scpdsandbox.wikidot.com/the-leak-scp-series-1-and-2watching you?

Yes it is. And if it gets enough matter, such as when it was encountered, its intelligence increases. As do its morphing capabilities.

SCP-1115

Smapti

What's the deal with SCP-1115?

The UAV flight is the last remnant of an ancient non-human civilization that evolved on Earth and destroyed itself in a nuclear war millions of years before the evolution of man. The probes were intended by the government of one of the super-powers to at first monitor for signs of a nuclear launch, and thereafter to transmit worldwide environmental conditions to the command bunker where that government's leaders were to take shelter, to inform them whether it was safe to come out. Either they never made it to the bunker, or the bunker took a direct hit and collapsed, and in the absence of new orders the probes have continued their work ever since. The phrase "Yehom té ehal" means "Praise the Lord". The constructed language used in the addendum is meant to sound like a vague mishmash of Hebrew and Celtic, and is vaguely intended to represent Enochian, as I had a sort of idea when I wrote it that ruins or artifacts from the 1115-people were the original inspiration for the "giants" mentioned in Genesis 6.

SCP-1124

faminepulse

682 "Eggs". Only 682 is an early prototype of a "Xenoplague" designed to wipe out sapient life. Yes, like reapers.

SCP-1129

Drewbear

Like I said in the comments, SCP-1129 is actually an uber-predator (or at least strongly resembles one, like certain harmless snakes resemble other lethal ones), and every single living creature reacts to it with a fight/flight/freeze reaction.

SCP-1135

Rioghail

SCP-1615 and SCP-1135 are interrelated- both the village, and the fungus that SCP-1615 was developed from, were sent to the MCF by the same organisation.

The collaboration program has since been suspended by MCF leadership, since the Foundation have been causing so many problems for them, and since the 'kidnapping' of SCP-1135 has sparked something of a scandal back home, in whatever dimension or alternate reality 'home' might be.

SCP-1156

Smapti

What about SCP-1156 and his family?

There actually is a subculture of several thousand (possibly as many as a million) sapient horses living in London, and probably throughout the rest of the UK. For some reason, the people who interact with them on a daily basis don't seem to think there's anything unusual about it, and people living abroad just never seem to twig that the horses they're seeing on TV are sapient, or that the person they're chatting with online is an equine.

SCP-1165

Smapti

Why does SCP-1165 behave the way it does?

SCP-1165 is the Earth's "Minus Level" - a region composed of junk data which shouldn't be accessible, and can only be reached because of a "bug" in the fabric of reality that occurs when you pass through that particular alley in that particular direction. The environment within is produced by taking environments from urban regions around the world and jumbling them together randomly until you travel too far from the entrance, at which point you clip through the world and fall into an endless void.

SCP-1169

wishun

SCP-1169 has no actual connection to Jean-Baptiste, and isn't even from the same century. The fetus was a regular birth defect case, still-born to one of the show animals in a small traveling circus in the 1930s. It was preserved and made part of the circus' freak show, until it went out of business and all assets were auctioned off in 1948. It circulated for a while as a yardsale curiosity, and eventually ended up in the possesion of a poor farming family in the Virginia apalachians. The family became a local scandal, and later boogeymen, because everyone assumed that the very strong family resemblance was due to inbreeding.

SCP-1170

Rejekyll

1170 is about as powerful as 106 in the same ways, but it does not aim to kill: it aims to love. Killing is a side effect of a massively powerful entity in its own pocket dimension not knowing what the fuck to do.

SCP-1175

ChazzK

SCP-1175: Bovine Icon - Crafted as a completely mundane, if bizarre piece of artwork. Got co-opted by a not-properly-aligned-with-our-reality entity; the reason various types of imaging of the statue's internal cavity keep coming back different is because it's basically an overlap of various states of reality that our machines aren't programmed to recognize. The other statues are essentially just guard drones protecting it from being damaged before it can get home, as expected. The growing pillars beneath are trying to tap into the nearest energy source it recognizes, the heat and pressure of the Earth's mantle, which would give it enough of a shunt to get out of what it sees as basically the equivalent of a human being getting stuck in a 2-dimensional plane. It eats people killed by 1175-2 as a way to remove the evidence, apparently not in realization that moving statues are pretty evidential on their own. It IS, however, respectful of the locals, and recognizes (somehow) the sculptor as the owner of the property and thus the "lord of the land". It sends out -2 to tear down new structures because it's hard enough to concentrate as-is. The joke in the discussion about the AWCY guys getting diced by -2 is as exactly in-canon as you care for it to be.

SCP-1177

Silberescher

SCP-1177 owes someone a lot of money.

SCP-1178

Roget

SCP-1178 isn't actually an ICBM. It's…something that the GRU was trying to destroy, eventually becoming desperate enough to use an ICBM to destroy it. But when they destroyed the entity, it also destroyed them, and created a weird amalgamation of the mindsets of the soviet men and the thing they were trying to destroy. And it wants to think that there was a war that happened that let it destroy these soviet things that imprisoned it, and the soviet minds believe that there would be nuclear war to destroy it. So they have to pacify it by making it think it already destroyed civillization.

SCP-1193

ophite

One in twelve people, when exposed to a phenomenon like SCP-1193, do not find it unusual. It is impossible to explain to any third party what, exactly, is happening. Accordingly, the person who installed the phone was a perfectly mundane Verizon employee, who sent a bill to the entity that ordered the line.

The bill was paid in full.

SCP-1193

ophite

SCP-1877: This is precisely the same phenomenon as SCP-1193, viewed from another angle.

SCP-1194

Bunton

1194 did not start out as a horse-abusing device. When it was originally created, it could spawn magical pink ponies which were only ever sad when they were ill (which made them turn green, becuase everyone knows that's what colour things turn when they're sick). No excretions, and as long as they were loved, they'd enjoy a continued and indefinite existence.

And then someone voided its warranty.

SCP-1201

faminepulse

The known universe and everything up until present is just the backstory for an eldricht computer game.

SCP-1231

Rejekyll

I had originally intended for this to be as open as possible, leaving as many plausible explanations there as I could manage. So keep in mind that this is only one of many ways to explain it. First of all, the assumption that the Family itself is made of real people who experience everything SCP-1231 shows them experiencing is totally spot on. That said, the hint lies in the [DATA EXPUNGED].

This isn't the normal [DATA EXPUNGED] you see on the site. This is the real, "we need to cover this shit up and never let anyone see it ever" expungement. The anomaly isn't the computer, it's the first video. That's where the Ethics Committee and Foundation Scientists clash. Two open-ended questions in SCP-1231 refer to this:

1. Knowing the nature of the first thumbnail, why the hell do they expunge it and then show the document to people?
2. Why are they still testing if the Ethics Committee told them not to? And doing it in secret?

Personally, my answer to the first question is that the reader is a member of the team still testing SCP-1231, or is viewing the file without authorization. For everyone else, the file is closed. "But Reject, what if they wonder what SCP-1231 is?!" you scream in your mind. Actually, that line of thinking is what inspired Aelanna to write SCP-1663. But what's the reason that SCP-1231 doesn't use the same anti-infohazard protocols? The higher-ups don't care if more videos are created. So, the answer to the second question:

Yes, there is the fact that those cold Foundation scientists believe that what they're doing to the Family is outweighed by how scientifically-important they are. But O5-██ and Dr. ██████, along with a select few people in between, have a theory about SCP-1231 that involves it "running out." Ethically, this could potentially be better for the Family by neutralizing the anomaly. At the very least, it would neutralize its infohazardous nature and make it much easier to work on. Some data not in the article supports this. Mind you, it's only a theory, and there's no need to come head-to-head with the Ethics Committee over this. After all, if they're wrong, they can still blame the new videos on faulty containment procedures and pretend you didn't do anything.

Or maybe they keep making new videos because if no new ones are made for long enough, the Family gets out. Just a thought.

SCP-1239

Bunton

Oh, and 1239 was designed by an organisation with factions that, collectively, hate, love and feel passionately about children. There are also others that see children as the cause of many of the world's problems, and thus want them to stop. I remember something from a while back about a probably fictional terrorist organisation which aimed to prevent obverpopulation by making adults infertile through things like putting razor-blade mechanisms on toilet seats, which about sums up what I have in mind.

SCP-1246

Communism will win

SCP-1246 is the site of the future apocalypse, in the form of all humans dying from some event or thing that started/took place there. The animals that it attracts are there to have front-row seats. The sequence of digits at the end of the broadcast is the date that this occurs on, but since there's no such thing as perfectly predicting the future, it changes with each instance.

SCP-1248

Communism will win

SCP-1248 is what happens when Eric gets high and listens to some tapes and says "Man, this song, I think it really captures, like, who I am, man." This is because Eric is a reality bender who has a tendency to impart unique properties on items that hold a special significance to him.

SCP-1260

Jacob Conwell

SCP-1260 and the other "Ghost Ships" referenced in the article are actually traps designed to lure people into the alternate dimension in the article. The beings who produce the voices described in the logs then feed off the "life force" of those unfortunate to be trapped there.

2sp00ky, no?

SCP-1262

LurkD

Some sort of extraterrestrial terraformer that grows in phases when active. Phase 1: nuetralize threats / Phase 2: conversion / Phase 3: reproduce and spread

SCP-1265

Ihp

Firstly, the SCP-1265-α instances. Keep in mind that not all dinosaurs are preserved as fossils. Because of this, whatever is causing the dinosaurs to appear here has incomplete knowledge on the specimens it's putting in there. So, he defaults to old dinosaur stereotypes: aggressive, homicidal, and dumb. The more the fossil record was uncovered, the less and less aggressive things in the preserve become. Unfortunately, some dinosaurs never have their fossils discovered, so those that don't stay aggressive forever.

Other prehistoric creatures found in the preserve include pteranodons, ammonites, and various prehistoric fish.

SCP-1272

ophite

This is an early AWCY artifact. Ironically, Emile Abruzzo's reactionary Futurist manifesto — now very rare — provided most of the anomalous techniques that AWCY uses to make art.

SCP-1273

azzleflux

SCP-1357-A, SCP-1273-A, and SCP-1879-2 all go to the same place and answer the same guy.

SCP-1284

Pig_catapult

The entity responsible for SCP-1284 is a moon-obsessed reality warper on a centuries-long power trip, which is probably obvious. He's not killing the girls for the evulz or for the sake of killing them, though. It's only natural for a bride to go live at her husband's home after they're properly married, after all, and so when they die he takes their souls to his moon palace inside the moon, to be with him forever instead of moving on to an appropriate afterlife.

And yes, I'm aware that the phrase "moon palace inside the moon" sounds dissonantly silly in a paragraph about a creepy child-grooming psychopath, but he literally lives somewhere inside the moon, in a palace he made with his reality-warping powers, and everything from the floor plan to the decor is moon-themed. Because he can.

SCP-1286

faminepulse

The object is not anomalous, and its effect is classically memetic. Someone out there just has better tech than we do, and, for some reason, are diverting Foundation resources to this small basement in New York.

SCP-1308

VAElynx

The slime from SCP-1308 is the raw material that Wonderlube is made from.

SCP-1310

Ihp

SCP-1310 doesn't truly erase physical evidence of anyone who's brought into it. If you look hard enough, you'll still find it, but you won't notice it. Birth records, tax returns and the like become blank sheets of paper or corrupted computer files. Material objects, like cars and houses, remain in the same place, but are owned by different people, in order to ensure nothing is created or destroyed. If you had a wife when you went into it, guess what? She's married to someone else. Your kids? Still have their names, maybe even have your DNA still, but they don't remember you and may act like completely different people!

Also, consider this. SCP-1310 essentially erases all evidence that the people in it existed. D-Class were tested in with it back when it was thought to be a portal to another dimension. So now, condemned felons are running around without any birth records, fingerprints, or identities, meaning that if they wanted to commit the same crimes all over again, they could easily do that. In addition, the crimes they committed before are treated as unsolved; never mind the fact that 50 different bodies were found in the house, 20 of them in the refrigerator and 10 in the bedroom. The crime still happened, but they never caught the perp, and for all we know, the psychopath is still roaming around somewhere.

I know there's probably plenty of fridge logic in there, but there was a lot in the original article, too. So meh.

SCP-1320

ChazzK

SCP-1320, SCP-1065 and SCP-666 are either exactly as described in the page itself, or in the discussions.

SCP-1323

Drewbear

The employees of SCP-1323 are the Fair Folk, yes. Or at least a smallish tribe of them. With the increasing industrialization of their home territories, there were fewer and fewer places where they could safely interact with our world, but they didn't/couldn't give up on all interactions with humans. And while they could bring people Underhill, their leaders realized that if they took & kept too many, that those few remaining places they could access would get deliberately blocked as well. So instead, they decided out of necessity and a sense of dark humor that they would give humans the CHOICE to give themselves over to the Fair Folk. They won't do anything to you that you don't first give them permission to do.

SCP-1328

Roget

SCP-1576, the Edisonian afterlife communicator, is one small piece from an organization made up of many famous and not-so-famous industrial tycoons and early 20th century political figures, including Henry Ford, Henry Sinclair, Albert Fall, John D. Rockefeller and tangentially President Warren G. Harding and his Ohio gang. They believed in an occult mystic who helped them build a number of devices. For one reason or another, this group disbanded shortly after the onset of the depression and their devices were left to gather dust. Some of them went on to make their way into the hands of budding churches, while others Found their way into weirder hands. There are a few others that I know are involved in my head, like SCP-1723, SCP-1328, and SCP-1501 but I don't quite know how to fit those yet. Maybe I can make more skips from it, or a canon, or whatever.

SCP-1329

Djoric

SCP-1329 was intended as an experiment: can the Shark Punching Center be made into a serious article?

SCP-1339

catboy637

SCP-1339 has been around for a long time. Longer than police badges. Or police, for that matter. All the bad things people have done and then repressed, it wound up gathered together. All the murders, robberies, thefts, genocides, everything. But only stuff that's justified after the fact, "for the greater good", "self-defence", "she had it coming". And guess what's one of the most frequent justifications? Secure, Contain, Protect.

SCP-1340

LurkD

Since they have no written language, everything is committed to memory… everything.

SCP-1348

ophite

So many secrets. Most are here. But there are some that I haven't discussed: Ain Dara is a real location in the Dead Cities of Syria. Kahn and the unnamed Druze director have been working together since they were both members of Mossad. The bombing in Syria is a real event.

SCP-1350

RhettSarlin

SCP-1350 is a superweapon. It literally does not exist in the physical universe. It is a visual manifestation of an extra-dimensional rift. It has no limit on its power, because it doesn't technically use any power to do what it does. Its "light" is not real - it isn't light, photons are not involved. Its "light" does not "travel", it immediately exists as an infinite line, our eyes simply perceive it as light. Bio-electrical impulses interrupt those lines and draw the object toward the pulses, especially those agitated by conscious awareness of it. It is capable of "travelling" faster than light because distance doesn't actually mean anything to it, but it was programmed to limit itself to its apparent speed/acceleration so as not to make other races suspect its true nature. Its apparent size and luminosity are programmed to consistently match its current base speed…if it were allowed to increase its base speed without limits eventually it would be perceived as the "brightest" and "largest" thing in the universe by anyone far enough away for it not to kill immediately. It is drawn toward energy signatures consistent with life and conscious awareness, and exposes the energies responsible for creating that to pure nothingness, obliterating them instantly. It was still in its testing stages, the alien race that made it had not yet finished programming it when it was activated by mistake. It quickly reached the speed of light, and wiped them all out. They had controls for it, but it killed their scientists before they had a chance to turn it off. It proceeded to wipe out the rest of their species, and then moved toward the next nearest source of intelligent life, Earth. If the Foundation discovered the realm it exists in, they could actually tap into it and re-program it as needed, or turn it off. But they haven't even considered that line of research yet.

SCP-1357

azzleflux

SCP-1357-A, SCP-1273-A, and SCP-1879-2 all go to the same place and answer the same guy.

SCP-1358

Wilt

SCP-1358 is actually two anomalies coincidentally converging on one location. The forest/location itself is anomalous - the trees are sapient, immobile entities what like to whisper every once and a while. One day, SCP-1358-1 leaked through some sort of dimensional hole and got stuck here. Being sort of unintelligent, they interpreted these whispering creatures as gods, and decided to stick around and worship them. Once humanity started coming around, chopping down the forest (for a nearby, unmentioned highway), they decided they needed to find a way to protect their gods, but they didn't want to go about killing the humans. So they decided the best way was to just put them out of everybody's way by paralyzing them and setting them up high, somewhere where they could worship the majesty of their gods. Unfortunately, since SCP-1358-1 can't manifest in sunlight, they accidentally take the people with them when they disappear.

SCP-1360

Jacob Conwell

Aside from the Peregrine, Kestrel and Merlin droid series that are mentioned in Anderson's note in SCP-1360, he has also released the Saker, Aplomado, and Amur series. The functions of these various droids range from spybots to domestic utility (cooking, cleaning, etc.) Only the Peregrine and Saker series are humanoid.

SCP-1363

Waterfire

The 2 black boxed names are Harry Daghlian and Louis Slotin.

SCP-1366

Ihp

The Rumor Mill was formerly the main lumber-mill for the Siskin Logging Company, just like the article says. Wilhelm Siskin, the owner, was a type of reality bender that, when he told stories, they came true. Some of this power also existed in his lumbermill, which he built simply by telling a tale about it. He used his power, combined with that of the lumbermill, to build the town of Siskin, [REDACTED] populate it, and make the town interesting for its inhabitants. He took in another reality bender with similar powers at some time in his life; this child later turned against him, which lead to the downfall of his logging company, and ultimately, his death due to an accident in the mill. This child is only known in the town records as J.S.

SCP-1382

SnakeoilSage

Airlines Flight 441 encountered something so abhorrent to our reality that becoming SCP-1382-a plane full of insane, temporally locked undead that absorbs living beings into itself-is as close to a natural reaction as our reality is capable of making.

SCP-1382 is also replacing members of its "crew" with fresh victims. What happens to the previous occupant is best left to the imagination.

SCP-1391

Maddy L

SCP-1391 actually traps the people who end up with stone heads there. They're mute, immobile, and eternally watching. It's probably fairly uncomfortable and annoying. However, the Foundation doesn't know this happens. How could they?

SCP-1395

ObserverSeptember

What happened to the doctor in SCP-1395? And what's "The Void" like?

Not tellin'. The implication is there if you look hard enough.

As for "The Void"…well, I had SCP-1510 and KOTOR in mind when I wrote it. It's similar to the Rakatan Prison, only more intangible/incorporeal. The Void, BTW, doesn't actually screw with your perception of time by itself; it's just…nothingness. Forever. 1395-A had gone so long with only his thoughts that days and years meant nothing to him. For comparison, imagine waking up from a long coma…you had only your thoughts for years on end, and all of a sudden, you're brought back into the world. Waking up from the Void is like that, except it is dreamless and empty.

SCP-1412

faminepulse

Two souls bound to two trees, destined to live forever and never part from each other. They're apprehended by the foundation after their 200 year trip to Atera 7. Their plan to off themselves fails.

SCP-1419

catboy637

SCP-1419 is, in my headcanon, similar to Wondertainment. Mr. Discodei is from outside our universe, or any universe, for that matter. But he wants to educate us, so he has 1419 to show us the religions of other worlds. Problem is, sometimes the people in the broadcasts are still alive in our world. And they feel compelled to act it out, hence the incident logs.

SCP-1423

Roget

I like to connect my articles. Sometimes by names, years, locations, and sometimes through other means. You may have already seen my Class of '76 series, wherein I have created several school-themed SCP articles all based around the year 1976. They're all connected too, at least in my head. I don't think it's at all obvious in the articles, so here's how they connect: SCP-1833 was a yearbook produced in the same town as SCP-332, although at a different school. The game that was taking place on the day SCP-332 activated was between the two schools. SCP-1423 depicts students who went to both schools, on their last summer trip. Now, why these anomalies manifested is going to remain a mystery, at least you know how they connect.

SCP-1424

faminepulse

The revenant of a puppy who was killed for eating his owner's fiancee's engagement ring and dinner. This happened a long time ago when refrigerators were bigger on ammonia.

SCP-1425

Silberescher

If you see something in SCP-1425 that looks like a reference to another page, it probably is.

SCP-1427

ophite

Lots of secrets here, too. Again, some from the undisclosed pile. Homo sapiens decensus is not entirely extinct: there is still a relict population in northeastern Anatolia, though only a small number are awake and active simultaneously. The SCP records attributing the nuclear blast to the USSR are, in fact, fraudulent. The Foundation activated the nuclear failsafe device at their Khyshtym facility after the GRU began making serious inquiries into their activities.

After the death of Stalin and Beria, no one in Khrushchev's inner circle knew that the Foundation was operating in the USSR. This made things very difficult for the Foundation there.

SCP-1427

ophite

So, here's the backstory I imagine here:

(1) The Foundation originally contained SCP-1427 as a PACG technological artifact. It was originally classified as Safe, and was turned off. Those records have since been destroyed, but the entire story where the Foundation doesn't have control of the object during World War II is false.

(2) The Foundation had not been operating in the USSR for long. Originally, its "official" scope was limited to the US, western Europe, and its European colonies. It expanded into the Soviet bloc in 1943, but only Beria and Stalin knew about it.

(3) When Stalin died and Beria was executed, the Foundation quickly discovered that the NKVD officers which were its liasons in the USSR had gone to ground — they were too close to Beria. That left the Foundation with an orphaned facility in Khyshtym. With a nuclear weapon in it. And a device capable of destroying human consciousness. Which the USSR didn't know about.

(4) The Foundation decided, on a close vote of the O5 Council, to detonate the failsafe to prevent the USSR from getting its hands on a nuclear device.

(5) Unfortunately, the Foundation did not realize that PACG artifacts operated by subtly altering the strong nuclear force's coupling constant. Detonating a nuclear weapon recharged the damn thing, and didn't destroy it.

(6) The negotiations between the USSR and Foundation about fixing the problem were … tense. The Soviets were mostly convinced that the device was in NKVD custody, and that they didn't want the object anymore. The Foundation (whose members are mostly immune to the device, living as they do in a totalitarian subculture) transported it out of the country. They've mostly been focused on shutting it down — but now that it's powered up, it can suck power from much farther away. This, incidentally, is why North Korea's nuclear program basically doesn't work.

SCP-1434

Vezaz

SCP-1721, SCP-1434, and SCP-1492 were all written as AWCY? items but I never had the courage to tag any of them as such.

SCP-1457

Zyn

SCP-1457 has a message it's trying to pass onto humanity, through the use of humanity's own memories. All of the memories SCP-1457 has retained are related to the impact someone (or several someones) has on another.

SCP-1472

LurkD

SCP-1472-1 is actually a former D-class test subject

SCP-1474

Gaffsey

SCP-1474 was never intended to kill; the creators got so wrapped up in their own cleverness at creating 1474-3 that they didn't consider what would happen if it was inhaled. Not that they're necessarily displeased with the results, mind you.

SCP-1483

Djoric

  • Feastlings are what you get when someone goes through the Maws of Eser.
  • The Blessings of Aqum was originally a weapon. Its current use is merely harnessing certain side-effects.
  • Records of the 1st Empire and time before have been intentionally wiped.
  • The current state of the world is linked to Sanak Thiuh.
  • Sanak Thiuh may not have been a singular entity, and it may not have been the first to appear in the world.
  • The Maws are older than Sanak Thiuh.
  • A good deal of the world is pretty much uninhabitable, especially as you get closer to the equator. It's not just the heat, but the air itself has been changed, not to mention what's living there.

SCP-1483

Djoric

The nature of the apocalypse in SCP-1329 does in fact lead to some crossover with the universe of SCP-1483: consider it an extension of its relationship with our world.

SCP-1485

ObserverSeptember

SCP-1485-A isn't our universe. It's similar to ours, very similar, but if you look closely you start to notice discrepancies. Obviously the SCP Wiki doesn't exist in that world (didn't want to go the meta route), but there are other things. Maybe a person you worked with at Target works at Safeway instead, or maybe a politician voted differently on a piece of legislation. If you were to fall into a hole from our world to theirs, you'd feel as if you were in a realistic dream: similar enough to superficially fool you, but different enough to make you uncomfortable.

The best comparison would be Earth Prime from Sliders.

SCP-1490

Accelerando

I actually wanted to use the AWCY? reference in SCP-1490, with the intent that the backstory would hint that they wanted to recruit/take this reality bender. However, they sort of realized he was going a bit a wacko, and they decided that his "art" just wasn't what they were looking for.

So yeah, he ain't cool yet, and never will be.
I'm glad people liked it for the concept alone though

SCP-1492

Vezaz

SCP-1721, SCP-1434, and SCP-1492 were all written as AWCY? items but I never had the courage to tag any of them as such.

SCP-1498

Roget

SCP-1576, the Edisonian afterlife communicator, is one small piece from an organization made up of many famous and not-so-famous industrial tycoons and early 20th century political figures, including Henry Ford, Henry Sinclair, Albert Fall, John D. Rockefeller and tangentially President Warren G. Harding and his Ohio gang. They believed in an occult mystic who helped them build a number of devices. For one reason or another, this group disbanded shortly after the onset of the depression and their devices were left to gather dust. Some of them went on to make their way into the hands of budding churches, while others Found their way into weirder hands. There are a few others that I know are involved in my head, like SCP-1723, SCP-1328, and SCP-1501 but I don't quite know how to fit those yet. Maybe I can make more skips from it, or a canon, or whatever.

SCP-1501

Roget

SCP-1576, the Edisonian afterlife communicator, is one small piece from an organization made up of many famous and not-so-famous industrial tycoons and early 20th century political figures, including Henry Ford, Henry Sinclair, Albert Fall, John D. Rockefeller and tangentially President Warren G. Harding and his Ohio gang. They believed in an occult mystic who helped them build a number of devices. For one reason or another, this group disbanded shortly after the onset of the depression and their devices were left to gather dust. Some of them went on to make their way into the hands of budding churches, while others Found their way into weirder hands. There are a few others that I know are involved in my head, like SCP-1723, SCP-1328, and SCP-1501 but I don't quite know how to fit those yet. Maybe I can make more skips from it, or a canon, or whatever.

SCP-1501

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1502

Silberescher

I'd discuss SCP-1502, but I already spilled most of it in that article's discussion page.

SCP-1505

LurkD

There is only 1 wild raven left, the prime specimen. Plus, all other duplicates are unable to sense one another.

SCP-1507

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1514

Anborough

SCP-2585 is a temporal superweapon developed by the organization known as Black Eagle (A group devoted to the design and production of anomalous weaponry, founded by an unidentified individual known only by the alias Jean Durand in conjunction with the US government during the 1970s, developed concurrently with SCP-1514. SCP-2585 is a semi-sentient or autonomous entity manifesting as a source of electromagnetic radiation. Radiation produced by SCP-2585 sporadically triggers volatile reactions in local spacetime, transforming or outright destroying matter and energy upon contact. At times, SCP-2585 may bind itself to a sapient organism (typically a human being), who is thereafter the anomaly's "host." The host is able to control the effects of SCP-2585 to various degrees, but suffers from near annihilation of their subjective self.

SCP-2585 was originally meant to be deployed from a military space shuttle (the Horizon), however, the weapon unexpectedly activated during the vessel's first orbital flight, and subsequently bound itself to pilot Phillip McGinnis. The disruption caused by SCP-2585's activation caused the Horizon to change course and begin reentry. It is unknown how the vessel managed to survive the imprecise reentry, but this is likely attributable SCP-2585's properties. The Horizon then impacted K2 near the summit, creating an extradimensional space within which SCP-2585 now currently exists.

SCP-1519

faminepulse

Leonardo da Vinci in a tube.

SCP-1528

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1534

ghostchibi

SCP-1534-1 is only one of several entities similar to it that help out SCP-1534-2, who is a psychopomp. The other entities are also animals with different anomalous properties that originally were just normal animals, but SCP-1534-2 became their friend and eventually they became his helpers. His helpers all find ways to "capture" the soul of those who have passed on and "contain" them in something somehow. 1534-1's form of doing that is by eating a bone from the dead person and dropping a tail feather, which contains the person's soul. 1534-2 then comes around and picks up the feathers. The only reason why 1534-1 stockpiles them before -2 comes around is because -2 is just a little bit lazy sometimes.

1534-1 became more intelligent when he became one of -2's helpers. The thing about him understanding any language spoken to him and the written note from -2 that shows up in whatever language the reader knows best is because since -2 is a being of a higher plane of existence, he understands all human speech and also "expresses" language rather than speak it so that all humans can also understand him. His helpers have the ability to understand any type of human speech, but are limited a little by the fact that they are animals and thus are not "true" soulled beings.

The whole "feathers becoming leaves" thing was because -1's feathers can't drop unless there's a soul inside, but -1 is also a physical being so it's possible for feathers to come loose. -2's solution to the problem was to have the feathers transform into leaves, which most people don't really pay attention to anyway and because -1 is a bird who flies in the sky and leaves come from trees and he thought he was being oh so clever about it.

SCP-1539

ophite

No secrets here, really.

SCP-1540

anqxyr

964, 1540, and the PACS program.

The PACS program (Polymorphic Active Concealment Systems, later Prometheus Active Concealment Systems) had begun in late 1970s. Initially a series of academic papers on super-plastic materials, the researcher behind them were quickly hired by PL, and the anticipated applications patented ahead of time. After several years of further research, PL was able to convince USDOD to fund the rest of the program in exchange for greater focus on military applications and exclusive use of any resulting devices. The PACS program was thus formally established.

PACS were intended to eventually supersede stealth and related technologies, allowing military vehicles and personnel to approach and even attack the enemy without being discovered. It would not only fool radars and similar devices, but also be resistant to direct visual observation. A total of nine prototypes were created before 1998.

PACS-1 through -3 were pretty much failures. The materials degraded quickly during the transformations, and the mimicry algorithms were far too primitive to fool anyone.

PACS-4 was the first semi-successful prototype. It was completely stationary, and required two thick cables attached to it in all of it forms - one for power, which was consumed in vast amounts, and another for transferring the mimicry matrix. It took weeks to create a new model that could be applied to the system, and hours to transfer it. PACS-4 had no internal storage. All models had to be of completely solid objects, and the mass of the system did not change during the transformation. Even so, PACS-4 could assume a handful of forms that could pass visual inspection, the attached cables notwithstanding, and even fool most cursory tool-assisted scans. More importantly, it could survive up to 400 transformations before its materials begun to degrade.

PACS-5 was a vast improvement over the previous prototype. While not yet ambulatory, it could be moved to within 20 kilometers from its power source. It could quickly assume any of the dozens pre-programmed models, and the physical limitations on the models themselves were less strict. It could also change its mass during the transformation. This was achieved by storing a large quantity of spare materials near its power source, and creating a sub-dimensional link between them and the PACS, through which it could draw required materials, or store those not currently in use. Additionally, the fact that the constituting materials were no longer constantly in the state of mimicry pretty much solved the problem of degradation.

PACS-6 marked the shift from polymorphic to metamorphic paradigm. Instead of storing a limited number of models, 6 used an array of sensors and a number of complex heuristics to construct and apply new models on-the-fly based on its surroundings. PACS-6 was fully mobile, with its power source, sensors, computational hardware, and raw material cache all stored in a pocket dimension inside itself. Its default mode was to remain stationary and evade detection, by analyzing external references to itself and assume a different form, in order to deny a persistent target to enemy sensors. It could also assume a number ambulatory forms; however, those had to be remotely-controlled by a human operator. Additionally, PACS-6 finally solved the massive power requirements of the previous prototypes. Now, power was only consumed during the transformations, and was no longer required to sustain the resulting form.

The creation of PACS-6 caused the name of the program to be changed, from Polymorphic to Prometheus, to avoid a legacy title.

PACS-7 was never finished. An incident during its construction has caused an uncontrollable chain metamorphic reaction, leading to random transformation, and effective destruction, of the housing PL facility and a nearby town.

Little information is available about PACS-8. Most of the original PL documentation has been destroyed or lost, and the Foundation research into the object is classified under infohazard protocols.

PACS-9 was the first attempt to apply the principles of the program to human subjects. The military had provided a volunteer, and the PL had grafted the metamorphic technology into her body. The physical results were exemplary, with the subject being able to change her appearance at will, able to mimic others based on only a couple photos, and change the composition of her body to improve damage resistance, mend wounds, or merge with the surrounding terrain. However, the mental effects were disastrous. Memories, preferences, personality traits would all change sporadically, without warning or external provocation. The subject's reasoning skills were likewise severely impaired, with the subject arriving to absurd conclusions based on non-factual prior beliefs, or assuming different context in different parts of a single argument. For practical purposes, PACS-9 was insane. The subject was put in isolation, and would remain under observation of the Prometheus Labs for another two years, until 1998.

In 1998, the Chaos Insurgency performed a coordinated attack on the central and several of the secondary Prometheus Labs facilities. Their goal was twofold: to create enough general mayhem to draw away the Foundation forces and allow CI operations in other regions to proceed unimpeded; and to acquire PL technologies and certain researchers, who became discontent by the perceived limitations imposed on them by the PL, and had been in communication with the Insurgency for some time. As it happened, those researchers included many of the ones behind the PACS program.

The attack on the Prometheus Labs was highly successful, and its aftershocks lead to the dissolution of the corporation. The Foundation managed to pick up many of the left over pieces. In particular, PACS-6 and PACS-8 were classified as SCP objects and put in containment. PACS-9 had managed to escape during the post-attack chaos.

The PACS program would continue under the guidance of the Insurgency. As of today, PACS-12 serves as the largest permanent Insurgency facility, while PACS-13 were mass-produced for use in the field by high-ranking Insurgency agents.

PACS-9 popped up again several years later, attempting to reproduce the process that was used to create it. Three procedures were performed, using slightly varying techniques. The first of those was soon contained by the Foundation and given an SCP designation. The other two had managed to escape wit the help of PACS-9.

The second turned out similar to the first, but was ectoentropic, and did not dissolve the previous bodies, instead growing newer and newer bodies on top of the old ones. He eventually grew to the point were it could no longer sustain its own mass, and died.

The third one managed to preserve his identity, but his body would deteriorate quickly and die after several weeks. He was able to infect others with a copy of its own consciousness, overwriting the mind of the host. The new body would then begin to deteriorate as well, necessitating him to infect others over and over again in order to survive.

All in all, PACS-9's attempts to replicate the PACS program were largely unsuccessful, and, given its mental state, short-lived. However, it continues to successfully evade capture or detection, with the few parties aware of its existence presuming it dead.

SCP-1542

Boa Noah

1542 was created as a sort of biological waste disposal for rich or secretive people who wanted their undesirables destroyed (whether that be soiled underwear or a love child), the project failed when 2 other prototypes had died from natural complications and they lost funding.

SCP-1554

Ihp

Once upon a time in the 60's, there was a hardcore Tolkien fan who found out some of his stoner friends were tearing out pages of one of his favorite books to make joints. So, he used some weird-ass magic to punish them for destroying The Fellowship. Tearing out the pages to make blunts would result in them tearing objects out of the book, the water from the hookah would make the pages come to life, having the audacity to burn it would fucking kill them, and he added in the bit with drawing on the pages of the book just because. They eventually fucked off, and the book ended up sitting on the shelves of a local library for years before recovery.

SCP-1564

Communism will win

SCP-1564 instances are simply anchors to the physical world for consciousnesses that have long since transcended the physical world, and would be otherwise unable to interact with our world at all. We can block the telepathy, but the entities involved (one of which, SCP-1564-6 [the one written in red] approaches the Broken God's right-hand man) are capable of (and are currently) exerting influence in much more subtle, extensive ways. At the same time, remaining connected to this world after they've supposedly transcended it is corrupting these faithful members — they squabble and talk much like you'd expect ordinary, unenlightened humans to do so. They only have another two centuries before they lose their divinity. And that won't be pretty.

SCP-1568

Jabonicus

Originally I had planned for 1568 to be found in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales. This was apparently frowned about. Are there more living Kingston's out there? Yes. And they may or may not be in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales.

SCP-1576

Roget

SCP-1576, the Edisonian afterlife communicator, is one small piece from an organization made up of many famous and not-so-famous industrial tycoons and early 20th century political figures, including Henry Ford, Henry Sinclair, Albert Fall, John D. Rockefeller and tangentially President Warren G. Harding and his Ohio gang. They believed in an occult mystic who helped them build a number of devices. For one reason or another, this group disbanded shortly after the onset of the depression and their devices were left to gather dust. Some of them went on to make their way into the hands of budding churches, while others Found their way into weirder hands. There are a few others that I know are involved in my head, like SCP-1723, SCP-1328, and SCP-1501 but I don't quite know how to fit those yet. Maybe I can make more skips from it, or a canon, or whatever.

SCP-1588

Smapti

Why does Smapti write so many sapient animals?

I've thought about writing an SCP-001 proposal to answer that question, but it hasn't quite come together in my head. The basic idea is that some sort of phenomenon is affecting this universe (and every other universe in the multiverse) which results in non-human objects gradually acquiring human sapience. Animals are the first wave - in time, it would start to affect machines, dolls, even blobs of gas or chunks of rock, until eventually every discrete object in the universe is self-aware. If SCP-1588 is any indication, this stage may have already begun.

SCP-1591

Roget

SCP-1591 is one of the stars from my Wanderers Library story "Stars." It was obtained by an italian partisan group loosely affiliated with the Serpent's Hand, who tried to use it in an attack and ended up wiping themselves out of existence.

SCP-1599

Voct

Even without a Faraday cage, SCP-1599 will never detect the recalibration signal it's searching for, because the damage it sustained was the result of it getting smacked so hard it landed in a different universe from where it started. The broken-off bits of its legs and cognitors are scattered across fourteen different dimensions where they'll never be identified.

It really was quite a competent spy in its day, and it's doing its little ceramic best to compile a dossier on the Foundation based on its observations. The vocalization/subvocalization problem is real, though — if its cognitors were just a little bit more intact, it might be able to do something about it. But they're not, and it never will.

SCP-1600

anqxyr

1600 is a factory somewhere in the US, build during the Great Depression. MC&D bought it in early 90s and have been siphoning 1600-1 out of it ever since. They don't actually sell it or 1600-2 - it isn't quite unique enough compared to their other products. Instead, they use 1600-2 as appetizers at their shows and auctions.

SCP-1605

Gaffsey

Everything shown in SCP-1605 was originally part of the "real world." Bulls, cabbages, centipedes, everything. The story goes, M. Sabourin put out a Fellini-style casting call to all of his friends about "making a movie from scratch" and invited them to bring whatever object they saw to their immediate left. When the film was finished, he had a lot fewer friends. No one really knows, but that's what people say. People also say that Sabourin used a very special film stock when making it, one which might have found its way into other objects contained by the Foundation. But you know how people talk.

SCP-1606

Communism will win

SCP-1606 doesn't house a reality bender with Alzheimers, as the genre-savvy readers would suspect, but a man serving as an entity's portal into this reality. This entity can be best described as a personification of memory loss, and would be wreaking havoc if it hadn't gotten stuck in this man's brain.

SCP-1613

Roget

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

SCP-1615

Rioghail

SCP-1615 and SCP-1135 are interrelated- both the village, and the fungus that SCP-1615 was developed from, were sent to the MCF by the same organisation.

The collaboration program has since been suspended by MCF leadership, since the Foundation have been causing so many problems for them, and since the 'kidnapping' of SCP-1135 has sparked something of a scandal back home, in whatever dimension or alternate reality 'home' might be.

SCP-1618

VAElynx

Oh, and ChazzK was kinda right in the SCP-1618 thread. The urinal is what happens when you get a modern-day hipster alchemist to fuck about with a philosopher's stone. Only thing …it still had to turn something into gold to work properly, so the shit-turning is there as a stopgap. Because, you know, who needs shit like rejuvenation elixir when you can reverse-engineer the thing to make a political statement instead.

SCP-1625

catboy637

SCP-1625 is pretty much what's on the tin. Every time the story gets retold, somebody gets taken away in the dead of night, out of our time. They have to live the whole life of the tribe's patriarch, birth to death, but they remember everything from their past lives. It's like Timequake, they know what's happening, but they have no free will.

SCP-1626

Communism will win

SCP-1626 happened when four college students got super fucking drunk at a party, egged some guy's house, and then one decided to go for a swim in the river. In winter. "Guys I'll be fine, I'm wearing a sweatshirt!"

SCP-1628

Roget

SCP-1628 is a clockwork windup in some alternate universe study. Every day, it winds up and goes through with its little show. The reason its dark all the time is that the being keeps his study dark. The thing that dropped into the area was a cleaning utensil that he dropped, then picked back up.

SCP-1646

Communism will win

SCP-1646 is immortal and, given its wounds, doesn't give many fucks about being damaged. It's also had a few hundred years of practice killing people, and add to that that it can disappear into another reality at will, and probably come back at will, means that if it lost its singleminded focus on killing 1646-2, it would be more than a bit of a problem. It doesn't have superhuman strength or anything, so being in a sufficiently armored vehicle/building will probably protect you, and you can escape it on a bike (if it doesn't get one of its own), but if you can't run away or turtle, you may or may not be fucked.

SCP-1649

Anborough

Brian: Charles' father. He is currently serving as O5-5, though Charles is under the impression that Brian died in the same incident that killed the SCP-1824 predecessor anomaly. Charles suspects something, but is not entirely sure what, and frequently investigates projects that his father worked on to figure things out (SCP-1649 is an example of this).

SCP-1658

Ihp

SCP-1658, as you may have figured out, started out in the Library of Alexandria. Originally, it's job was to imitate text on the scrolls to correct spelling and grammar errors, and the hallucinatory factor is so that anyone could read the scrolls in their native language. They also inhabited walls, where they made signs in order to direct patrons of the library around the enormous campus. Back then, the fungal infections were rare, and those who were infected were treated and given some quite nice compensation. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked when Caesar sacked Alexandria in 47 B.C.. He says it was an accident that part of it was destroyed, but the mold never believed him.

After the death of over 40,000 books at the hands of Caesar, the mold started getting… unhinged. It reproduced more quickly, and fungal infections were more common. The hallucinatory factor started breaking down, and books were harder to read, with languages being generated randomly. The fact that three other attempts to destroy Alexandria were made (the first and last were only mentioned in the article), didn't help, either. In addition, the third attempt, a decree of the Emperor Theodosius in 391, which ordered the destruction of all Alexandrian temples due to paganism, included part of the great library. By this point, most of the books of Alexandria were locked away into storage, in a hope to preserve them. 1658 was there, too. Growing more powerful and more hateful of humanity destroying knowledge, and the very souls of books, whether intentionally or not.

The final attack on the Library happened in 642 A.D. Nobody really knows what happened, but suffice to say, there was a Muslim conquest of Alexandria, and after that, the Library didn't exist no more. Several of the books were taken by the conquerors, and 1658 started spreading across several mediums… all of which would be burned. 1658 grew more and more insane, constantly talking about how knowledge is power and how power must be kept in the hands of all and must not be destroyed. It was crying out in pain, and nobody could understand it; they usually just thought that the things they were printed on were bad prints, and destroyed them in the customary way: burning.

Things got worse in the 20th century, with more and more books being burned. Burned by censorship organizations in America for being "viceful". Burned by the Nazis for various reasons. Even burned by libraries themselves if the books got too old or fell into disrepair, because burning them is cheaper than fixing them up. Alexandria was cleansed in fire so many years ago, and every time a book with 1658 in it was burned, 1658 remembered the pain it felt when 40,000 of it's brothers and sisters died at the hands of Caesar's army.

Finally, SCP-1658 remembers the contents of every book it has ever inhabited perfectly. I'll let you judge the implications.

SCP-1665

ObserverSeptember

SCP-1665's crossword puzzles actually become more and more complex as you write more about it. The article you see right now is one of the first infections. Pretty soon, it started putting words in reverse, using esoteric clues…it drove everyone mad. That's why the Foundation's content to keep a few audio records of it and leave it be, though a handful of researchers continue to write about it to test their wits.

SCP-1684

Roget

Whenever you see the blackboxed name ████ ██████, a reference to the name "Wehrner", a reference to a [REDACTED] group or [DATA EXPUNGED] organization in one of my articles, it's a reference to the nondescript GOI that I use to connect my articles. One of its major motivations is using SCP articles for criminal profit. I won't reveal every article referencing them, but here are a few:

SCP-761
SCP-1684
SCP-1046
SCP-1837

SCP-1704

Communism will win

The Foundation literally went into purgatory on 12/21/12 to recover SCP-1704 and prevent the two merging, which would not be an apocalypse, but just the end of our way of life. They are now working with the GOC on Project Orpheus-30, in which they investigate the afterlife and anomalous phenomena associated with. This is in order to do better than a last-ditch effort to stop the next near-apocalypse.

SCP-1707

Mr Carbon

1. Researcher Dimaccio didn't just "transfer out." He was removed from the project by the Ethics Committee.
2. MTF Theta-90 should never have been assigned to recover 1707. They are extremely able, but their specialty is in objects or locations with anomalous geometrical or topological properties (hence their nickname, and the pun of the MTF designation). This is one of the reasons why Agent Blackboxes was infested.
3. Agent Blackboxes never understood why Paulie didn't come back. Shortly after the last interview excerpt, Dr. Xiao requested an amnestic and a transfer. This was denied by order of the Ethics Committee.

SCP-1715

PeppersGhost

SCP-1715 is my Villain Stu self-insert character.

SCP-1721

Vezaz

SCP-1721's three tops are just part of a much larger set that's been split up over the years. Each top knows what it does best (write, think, lie) and does not think too highly of its co-workers, but when brought together they cooperate on projects because, well, professionals have standards. Unfortunately, as long as the set remains broken up, none of the components remember exactly what it is they are supposed to be doing.

SCP-1721

Vezaz

SCP-1721, SCP-1434, and SCP-1492 were all written as AWCY? items but I never had the courage to tag any of them as such.

SCP-1722

Djoric

SCP-1722 did not have its properties at the beginning of the camp season. It did at the end. The counselor who made it had nothing to do with that.

SCP-1723

Roget

SCP-1576, the Edisonian afterlife communicator, is one small piece from an organization made up of many famous and not-so-famous industrial tycoons and early 20th century political figures, including Henry Ford, Henry Sinclair, Albert Fall, John D. Rockefeller and tangentially President Warren G. Harding and his Ohio gang. They believed in an occult mystic who helped them build a number of devices. For one reason or another, this group disbanded shortly after the onset of the depression and their devices were left to gather dust. Some of them went on to make their way into the hands of budding churches, while others Found their way into weirder hands. There are a few others that I know are involved in my head, like SCP-1723, SCP-1328, and SCP-1501 but I don't quite know how to fit those yet. Maybe I can make more skips from it, or a canon, or whatever.

SCP-1724

Roget

SCP-1576, the Edisonian afterlife communicator, is one small piece from an organization made up of many famous and not-so-famous industrial tycoons and early 20th century political figures, including Henry Ford, Henry Sinclair, Albert Fall, John D. Rockefeller and tangentially President Warren G. Harding and his Ohio gang. They believed in an occult mystic who helped them build a number of devices. For one reason or another, this group disbanded shortly after the onset of the depression and their devices were left to gather dust. Some of them went on to make their way into the hands of budding churches, while others Found their way into weirder hands. There are a few others that I know are involved in my head, like SCP-1723, SCP-1328, and SCP-1501 but I don't quite know how to fit those yet. Maybe I can make more skips from it, or a canon, or whatever.

SCP-1735

faminepulse

SCP-1741

TwistedGears

SCP-1741 is a reality show for elder gods. Sort of, maybe.

The general underlying themes of it all is biblical in nature, heavily hinted by island-3 (apples, knowledge). The big hint, or at least I thought it was the big hint, was when D-17412 said "Decalogue." -2 is don't kill, -4 is don't steal, -5 is have no other gods. In order to get off the archipelago you have to complete a set of tests specific to your island, and then initiate a Wake Event.

Maybe the gods are trying to make people break their morals, maybe they're trying to teach people these laws aren't absolute and that there are situations where breaking them is acceptable. Maybe they're just doing it for kicks.

But it doesn't even end when you complete the test and Wake. Because then you're in SCP-1741-A as the custodian, and instead of being effectively immortal due to time shenanigans you're actually full-blown immortal. And the only way to get out is for someone to replace you, tempting you to try to bring others to the archipelago to increase your chances of freedom by capturing others.

Okay, yeah, the gods behind this are jerks.

SCP-1747

Dr Hysteria

SCP-1747 or Going, Going, Gone includes references to an unknown character named "Hugo Edwards". Hugo, was a high rolling member of MC&D back in the late 1800s, constantly buying anomalous properties all over London, America, and parts of Russia. He was also a malicious sociopath who murdered his children and essentially caused his wife to commit suicide over his constant abuse towards her, coupling that with the unexpected loss of her children and she offed herself soon after. Hugo was made aware of the ghost of his wife attempting to use a shovel to dig up his children in the cemetery that he owned when one of his guards reported the event in progress. So determined to fuck with his wife even further, Hugo used his resources given to him by MC&D to curse the shovel with its anomalous properties forever.

SCP-1756

Smapti

SCP-1756 is a recording of Siskel & Ebert…somewhere. Maybe it's the afterlife, or a parallel world; researchers haven't been able to figure it out.

The working theory is that it was created around 1999 by a distraught fan who couldn't stand not to see Siskel review movies anymore. He found a way to find them again…through anomalous means, of course. Again, though, just a hypothesis.

SCP-1769

Anborough

In SCP-1769, who is "The Beloved" that infected individuals talk about?

It's an extradimensional entity that inhabits the internet. It feels extremely isolated, and so tries to bring people into the internet; this is what SCP-1769-A is intended to accomplish. During the last stage, individuals will enter a coma where they can still access the internet, so basically, they will have left the physical world and reside in the internet world with The Beloved.

SCP-1773

DrBerggren

Gumi Beeps were engineered by an as-of-yet unknown gastronomy- and food-oriented GOI. "Tardi-Great, Inc!" is just one of many fronts.

SCP-1775

ObserverSeptember

It's well known that working in retail is not a satisfying experience. The monotony of ringing up customers, putting returns back on the shelves, stocking new items…it's incredibly, utterly boring. Ask anyone who has made their career in retail, and while some may tell you they enjoy their job, most will tell you they hate it.

So, let's imagine for a moment that, a long time ago, there was a department store. What the brand name was, or when it first opened, is not important. The shelves were lined with clothes, food, and furniture; the employees were payed barely enough not to starve (and even that was debatable). Secretly, when they thought their manager wasn't listening, they would complain about how they hated it. How they wished they could find a more fulfilling job, or get paid more. This wasn't going to happen (at least not the latter), but as long as they were away from the prying ears of their boss, that didn't matter.

However, their boss did hear. For the manager of the store was…well, not human, at least not in the sense we would describe him. He wasn't some indescribable Eldritch Horror, but if you spent enough time around him, you'd start to feel uncomfortable. He could pass as human, but you'd get the feeling he was wearing the skin of someone else and pretending to be.

So when the winds of economic change hit Detroit hard, and the store finally closed, he went away…somewhere. He was a sensitive being, and he heard the words all of his employees said. They cut like a knife. So he asked himself what he could do to get revenge on them for talking about him behind his back.

Endlessly torturing them with nasty spikes and such? Too disproportionate, even given how angry he was. Deleting their souls? Well, then they wouldn't be aware of anything, and that's no fun.

But what about making them do the same thing they did when they worked for him, every day, until the sun went out?

Yeah, that works fine.

As an added bit of fridge horror: SCP-1775-X instances are acutely aware of every single moment of time they spend in the loop. After all this time, one could argue that they've almost lost sentience…except sometimes they remember.

Happy shopping!

SCP-1782

faminepulse

Now that I think back, a user named Freudian is responsible for the interpretation and popular canon for it. I was just transcribing a creepy ass dream. — Aaand I've retted it again with a new canon involving The Flock that you can always ignore if you like.

SCP-1796

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1800

sandrewswann

The David mentioned in the transcript of SCP-1803 is David Orwell from the interview in SCP-1800.

SCP-1802

Silberescher

And SCP-1802 itself isn't just Skip, the object, it's a fractal, recursive performance art piece intended by AWCY to explore the separation between the observer and the elements of the work and how it relates to communication. The first layer is Skip and its imitation of the Foundation. The second is the Foundation not understanding Skip or the bottlecap and containing both pieces of interesting rubbish, thus imitating Skip. The third is the readership of the wiki, who didn't, as a whole, get Skip until people explained it in the comments, thus imitating the Foundation. Then the fourth is the audience of this multilayered project, the people reading this.

It's exactly the sort of thing AWCY would do if they wanted to create an art project that extended the tendrils of their artistic expression into another universe, in which case I'm just an actor involved in a production he can't fully comprehend—thus imitating Skip.

SCP-1803

sandrewswann

The David mentioned in the transcript of SCP-1803 is David Orwell from the interview in SCP-1800.

SCP-1806

sandrewswann

SCP-435, SCP-719-1 and SCP-1806 are all parts of the same large asteroid that collided with earth in pre-history, which just happened to also be a portal into a completely alien universe (so alien that fundamental things like physics and mass and energy do not have the same meanings, and matter itself is an alien concept) where two entities/deities/consciousnesses (or perhaps just two portions of the same consciousness) are in conflict (or making out). Each piece of this ancient asteroid allows some form of connection to this alien universe, and the alien consciousnesses, but it is so far removed from our own that the nature of existence there is untranslatable. It seems, however, that the entities there are better able to comprehend us, then we are them…

I do plan to add to the He-Who-Made-Dark mythos, when I next have a unique-enough manifestation of the above idea to present.

UPDATE: We can now add SCP-286 to this list.

SCP-1810

Vincent_Redgrave

SCP-1810 … well, yknow how most sitcoms/cartoons focused on at least one character in High School will eventually have one episode dedicated to raising a baby surrogate for a week? Consider this a flip of that. Prewitt is a sentient organic automaton that was sent to our dimension/planet/timestream (leaving that deliberately ambiguous) to learn how to properly take care of children, since the people from his home consider the people of our planet expendable. There are others like him. His goal was to learn how to keep a child alive and healthy for the duration of a week. He had almost succeeded with Amelia, but he still didn't get the "feeding" bit right…

SCP-1812

Ihp

Is SCP-1812 real? If not, why does the page assume it to be real? And how the hell did Montag find out about it without any prior knowledge?

I think someone in chat said it was like Schrodinger's Cat IN SPACE! SCP-1812 is assumed to be real because the Foundation doesn't want another Samothrace-like situation, and it's easier for those affected by 1812. If you try and tell them that 1812 doesn't exist, they're going to look in the sky and point it out to you, spreading the meme even further. If you do somehow manage to convince them it's not real, however, they become convinced that no celestial bodies, including the Earth, exist, and act as if though they're floating in a vacuum, forever. (This isn't in the article because nobody's been stupid enough to try it after that thing with the water.)

As for how Montag found out… you don't necessarily have to be aware of the meme to trigger it. You could point up in the sky, and yell, as a joke, "Look, a second moon!" and then people see SCP-1812. Montag, unfortunately, was the only one of his astronomer friends to be gullible enough to look.

And fun fact: Earth does, actually, have a second moon… kind of. It's an asteroid called 3753 Cruithne, and it doesn't really orbit the Earth; it's orbit kind of goes around out planet in a horseshoe-shaped fashion. The diagrams on Wikipedia explain it better than I do.

SCP-1814

DrBerggren

It's ancient. A couple tens of thousands of years ancient. The base is more modern. SCP-1814-1 killed off the Denisovans, a hominid subspecies. The fire itself is even more ancient - probably volcanic in origin.

SCP-1823

Anborough

The whirlpool functions as a semi-permeable portal to the dimension which holds Charybdis's physical body (the canyon is its maw). Scylla somehow gained mobility and escaped from the rock it used to inhabit. Due to this, Poseidon ordered Charybdis to track down and devour Scylla because the latter was causing too much trouble. Scylla is now imprisoned in Charybdis's maw by its "teeth" but cannot be digested and constantly tries to escape. Charybdis does not mean to wander around aimlessly, it simply is too focused on holding Scylla to control its own movements across the ocean.

It's one Keter containing another.

SCP-1824

Anborough

The Anborough Family

Brian: Charles' father. He is currently serving as O5-5, though Charles is under the impression that Brian died in the same incident that killed the SCP-1824 predecessor anomaly. Charles suspects something, but is not entirely sure what, and frequently investigates projects that his father worked on to figure things out (SCP-1649 is an example of this).

SCP-1827

Tagliafierro

SCP-1827 is all explained in the discussion. However, I didn't say that it will completely disappear in 500 years, when the Turkeys will ultimately defeat the Herons, regaining once again the control of the Theocratic Monarchy of Hindler.

SCP-1831

Westrin

The photograph itself isn't the anomaly. Something (or someone) within the photograph is the anomaly.

SCP-1833

Roget

I like to connect my articles. Sometimes by names, years, locations, and sometimes through other means. You may have already seen my Class of '76 series, wherein I have created several school-themed SCP articles all based around the year 1976. They're all connected too, at least in my head. I don't think it's at all obvious in the articles, so here's how they connect: SCP-1833 was a yearbook produced in the same town as SCP-332, although at a different school. The game that was taking place on the day SCP-332 activated was between the two schools. SCP-1423 depicts students who went to both schools, on their last summer trip. Now, why these anomalies manifested is going to remain a mystery, at least you know how they connect.

SCP-1837

Roget

Whenever you see the blackboxed name ████ ██████, a reference to the name "Wehrner", a reference to a [REDACTED] group or [DATA EXPUNGED] organization in one of my articles, it's a reference to the nondescript GOI that I use to connect my articles. One of its major motivations is using SCP articles for criminal profit. I won't reveal every article referencing them, but here are a few:

SCP-761
SCP-1684
SCP-1046
SCP-1837

SCP-1843

Tagliafierro

SCP-1843 is actually an experimental extraterrestrial device, capable to turn innocent, adorable sheeps in war strategists, commanders and dictators, strong and intelligent enough to bend at their own will the whole human race in few years, causing a DK-CLASS Dominance Shift scenario. But sheeps don't know this, so they just start to worship it as some sort of God.

SCP-1845

Smapti

How did SCP-1845 develop a medieval Catholic monarchy?

I've had a tale on my back-burner for some time that elaborates on their backstory. The short version is that sometime in the 17th-18th century, King Eugenio's ancestor, who was then at war with several other tribes of sapient animals, encountered a French Jesuit who had become separated from his compatriots while on a mission to preach Christianity to the Indians. Upon discovering their intelligence, he taught them how to read, and eventually converted them and taught them aspects of European history and government which lead to said ancestor consolidating the tribes under his reign.

SCP-1849

DrBerggren

A teenage Maori girl was mutated with magically-corrupted nuclear waste into a parrot-person by a tribal shaman. There may be more like her inhabiting the dense mountainous forests of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and the shaman is their ringleader. With each person he transfigured, he tried to improve on the previous person, but now that there's a sizable breeding population, he doesn't do that anymore. SCP-1849 is telepathic only as a side effect of the means of transfiguration.

SCP-1867

Djoric

Lord Blackwood's exact history will remain multiple choice. My preferred explanations are:

1) He was a man who turned into a slug.
2) He was a slug the entire time.
3) He is part of Dr. Wondertainment's Amazing Animal Adventure Associates series, with accompanying playset.

SCP-1877

ophite

This is precisely the same phenomenon as SCP-1193, viewed from another angle.

SCP-1879

azzleflux

SCP-1357-A, SCP-1273-A, and SCP-1879-2 all go to the same place and answer the same guy.

SCP-1881

zaratustra

SCP-1881's hallucinations are not strictly hallucinations: the game 'installs' itself to the player's mind. It could probably reverse the process and reproduce itself to other videogame machines if it wasn't so glitched - indeed, the copy in Foundation's care may not be the first generation.

SCP-1885

Drewbear

SCP-1885 actually manifested its anomalous properties in or around 1885, but it started with hydrogen and has been working its way up the table of elements ever since.

SCP-1902

Communism will win

You can't destroy a deity-level consciousness, or even part of one. You can only split it up or disperse it. The deity in the idol that became SCP-1902 isn't even mostly in that pile of trash, but there are millions of minor, lobotomized smoke deities flying around from when they burnt it. One day, they might re-converge. Who knows.

SCP-1908

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1910

Vincent_Redgrave

SCP-1910 is the result of a militant eco-terrorist reality warper/wizard/whatever you wanna call it wanting to purge the stoners from his following, and send a message to the others. He felt that their use of plants as recreational drugs went against his image of man's harmony with plant life, and found a way to both protect nature and kill off the junkies in his cabal, thus stopping all damage to plants by his followers. I've considered doing more with this group, but I didn't want to presume that I could try to kick off a GOI-style thing with my first article, especially considering my rather low contribution to the site at this time.

SCP-1920

Accelerando

SCP-1920 Isn't being sent by aliens or whatever.

SCP-1926-r

eric_h

SCP-1926-R is not a hoax. It's suppressed by O5 order; the real question is not does it exist, but why is it being kept out of the database? Either the O5s have some [REDACTED] containment procedure, or are intentionally doing nothing about it.

SCP-1929

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1955

ObserverSeptember

The director wasn't infected by it, even after viewing it multiple times, and deliberately spread copies of it around before his passing. There may or may not have been a GOI involved.

Also, it had a hand in creating MST3K, in-universe. I'll let you stew on the implications of that.

SCP-1967

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-1969

Rejekyll

1969 is supposed to be powered by dancing, but has to conform to whatever its audience believes that to be. The Arima Zone is the area of the party, which grows as more people enter but shrinks when they get tired and leave.

SCP-1977

DrBerggren

The gas is the man's consciousness in the same way that SCP-158 extracts human souls. It's just made of gas from Jupiter.

SCP-1982

faminepulse

In my headcanon Fifthism started off with two members, one a reality bender, and one a mundane human. The aforementioned wanted to create others like himself, and the latter, a long-time friend of the reality bender, urged that he shouldn't. After some time the reality bender's loneliness was too much to bear and he published Star Signals. Horace, the man in the tent, was spared by his long time friend, his memories altered, and exiled to the safety of a pocket dimension inside of a church.

SCP-1992

Roget

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

SCP-2087

ophite

Whatever is destroying the viability of nearby timelines spreads via contact between nonviable and viable timelines. However, once fully nonviable, the contagion no longer works. This means that there will always be at least one viable timeline.

SCP-2091

Decibelles

Prior to the Foundation starting containment containment on SCCP-2930, David Lennox used to live in Cross City City and attend church as well as go to council council meetings.

SCP-2118

ahbonjour

2118 had a brother who died very young. After he died her household went into such grief that nothing could be done, her mother wouldn't get out of bed, her father spent all his time alone in his office. Her mother said during one of her crying jags "I just wish I could hear his voice again". Someone or something heard her and decided to grant it, by taking away her daughter's voice and replacing it with every dead child's—including her brother's. The first time she spoke in it, her mom flipped out and ran off for a bit. Eventually, of course, she came back, but she never looked at 2118 again. She told the schools 2118 was Deaf and needed to learn ASL. They fought a lot. When the Foundation faked her death and took her away, her mom was sad, of course, but also a little bit relieved. The brother is addressed a little bit in Six Letters Addressed to the SCP Foundation (and One Letter Home).

SCP-2135

ObserverSeptember

SCP-2135-B has existed in some form or another for quite some time. It could be a parallel universe, where physical laws are somewhat different (hence the black-and-white look), or it could be a "shadow world" similar to Stephen King's The Langoliers. In either case, it mirrored baseline reality to a rather large degree, with some variations along the way.

The closure of the 91st Street Station changed all of that, completely and utterly. The Subway System is an inexorable connecting point between baseline and SCP-2135-B. Something about 91st Street Station was extremely important to 2135-B, on par with a physical law. The elimination of that subway stop caused a link in the "chain" connecting the two realities to break - and the results were dramatic.

SCP-2135-C have not reacted kindly to this. Somehow, they manage to keep a train going between our world and baseline, but anything that happened after the subway station closed (IE after 1959) makes no sense to them, and they do not react kindly to it. They are sentient, to one degree or another - maybe individually, maybe collectively.

That's all I'm 100% certain off. Some have speculated that they're planning an invasion, but "RESET" could mean multiple things. Like I said, write a tale about it. ;)

SCP-2146

MegalomaniacInchworm

Despite some speculation on the discussion page, SCP-2146 is not, in fact, an emissary from a hostile alien race of space whales. Some mammals other than humans are born with the genetic and neurological makeup necessary for reality bending. 2146 is the semi-undead remains of a terrestrial bowhead whale, which in life possessed godlike powers, a human-equivalent intelligence, and a fractured sanity marked with megalomania and paranoid alien conspiracy fantasies.

SCP-2150

MrRonin

SCP-2150: The anomaly stems from D-8327M, who is the original person carrying the name. The addenda display the process of how the D-Class uses its ability to eventually escape the site, and the Foundation itself. There is no way for the Foundation to know this for sure, because attempting to search anything related to the anomaly is risk of exposure.

The D-Class used its memetic anomaly to cause his first breach throughout the site. All he had to do is speak his real name to several guards/researchers approaching him. Amnestics failed on him because the amnestics are designed to work on infected personnel; he's never been infected. He ran the risk of being caught as the anomaly, so he made his escape before personnel can piece it together. The name on the roster is the remnants of a time where his name wasn't anomalous. This indicates that he has been a test subject for an extended period of time. It also explains why his records cannot be found. Personnel have to assume that his "real name" is nowhere to be found. If they were attempt to discover the truth, they also risk exposure.

The same D-Class later became a Site Director. In the 1st and 2nd addenda, the Director's name is redacted, despite it being a highly classified document. The 1st addendum might as well be song lyrics, because its sole purpose is to spur the second breach. In the original documentation, the full name was written on the letter. Anyone reading it would automatically be exposed to the anomaly. Due to the nature of the anomaly, 1 instance is all it would take.

Of course, the Site Director would be suspected again, and so he was detained with other instances. The two MTFs being infected were icing on the cake.

Through planning and timing, the Site Director managed to become an O5 member. Sooner or later, he would run the risk of being discovered by the O5 Council. If his real name is discovered, the O5 is paralyzed, spelling trouble for the world as we know it. He plans his 3rd and final escape, this time quietly. He admits that he is the origin of the anomaly and requests to be resigned from the Council. The O5 can only take his word, and unanimously agree that he is to be resigned.

The original Mark ████████ took the original document with him, along with the only link he has related to his position as an O5 member, Site Director, and D-Class.

The O5 immediately suspects that the (now prior) O5 member is the cause of the anomaly. However, they have no way to know for sure where he came from, or how he got his position. The only clue they have is that he is related to the D-Class from earlier addenda. The O5 are forever stuck with speculation, and cannot search into the breaches further without risk of exposure. All they know for sure is that they were face to face, inches away from a Keter Class entity.

SCP-2159

MrWrong

In an earlier version, "Iteration 0" is technically Iteration 159.

SCP-2173

Agent MacLeod

SCP-2173 has a lot going on, and it may seem incoherent, but all will become clear in time. Essentially, 2173 has three separate, unconnected stories: The formerly hidden text about Pattern Screamers, which will be expanded on in two other SCPs; the story in the supplement which I will update later; and the SCP's titular Mexican Standoff. The -1s are NOT Screamers: they're just weird aliens. They left because the Pattern Screamers tried to kill them the same way the Screamers attacked the Foundation, and the -1s value their soldiers enough to withdraw. Hopefully, this improves the way one understands the article.

SCP-2177

Petrograd

Actual historical background (kinda long):

-At the end of WWII, most of the Axis powers and the territories they conquered operated under Allied occupation for several years. Japan was under US occupation until 1952, under the direction of General Douglas MacArthur.

-During WWII, Japanese military units engaged in biological and chemical warfare trials involving atrocities against both civilians and prisoners of war. The Japanese physicians and leaders involved were terrified of being extradited to the Soviet Union, where they were wanted for war crimes and the deaths of Russian prisoners. As part of gearing up for the Cold War, MacArthur, with President Truman's approval, granted them immunity and covered up evidence in exchange for providing their weapons research to the United States alone.

- Fun links: Unit 731's Immunity, Operation Paperclip on the German side.

In-universe: In my original intention, the Society for Advanced Human Research are a group of scientists from elsewhere who have a limitless supply of human subjects and do not hold the same limits as us on what makes research ethical, or really even necessary. They just like doing science. When America exchanged war crimes immunity for Japanese bio/chemical weapons research, the Society somehow got wind and took it as a sign that we were in the market for that kind of thing. SCP-2177 is just their delivery mechanism.

Also, just for fun: The Foundation experimented with Site 11's former library to research the infection and identify possible titles, but stopped upon realizing that it could basically hydra endlessly and produce increasingly useless and horrific research. To "fill" those new "subscriptions", all of that research actually occurred.

SCP-2195

Gene R

Far away, in another country in a different world, there is a freight train standing on an abandoned railway for years and years. 19 unmarked shipping containers are standing on its platforms. They made it out of the mutiny-wracked city, but never reached their destination - protesters were blocking the railway further away. So they had to be dropped there and plan B was engaged.

In 1992 a new person had appeared in our world. This person found the biggest country (accidentally, also a country having a lot of loopholes in its laws) where his cargo could roll about on the longest route possible without crossing any borders and having trouble with customs searches. He made some money for this enterprise through questionable means and made it function without any need for further interference. These containers did not initially contain what we call SCP-2195, only a dummy weight equal to that of SCP-2195. In time, a constantly moving container with its only known parameter being its weight, accumulates enough indetermination, and so the cargo could be swapped with a little push. The only thing remaining was to open the seals and commit the change - a bit of info about some smuggling taking place was just enough.

From there on, the person was no longer interested in the cargo's fate. He evacuated it from where it was standing, so his job was done. Maybe the Foundation taking over and keeping the cargo behind veils and veils of secrecy was really the best outcome possible. Anyway, the person never returned home. First, he could not - this was a one-way trip from the start. Second, he didn't really want to. He got quite comfortable here, but was probably facing trial should he return. We know nothing about his fate - he may be spending the rest of his years in peace and quiet, or carry on his beloved vocation, selling shady biotech knowledge to the highest bidder.

As for his concerns, he was right, even though he had no way of knowing. The war was lost, the mutineers backed by colonial administration proxies eventually overthrew the government. Most genetic engineers disappeared without a trace, but the ones responsible for this project's implementation faced court. They only got a life sentence with the right to euthanasia instead of a qualified execution due to lack of any direct evidence, but this did not stop the revolutionists. There was no stopping the Revolution - especially since day 212, year 187 of the 4th Republic, when every newborn baby started chanting its cries…

SCP-2231

Patrick Whelan

SCP-2231 is fairly straight forward, not much to add to this one, although I will clarify that the termination of 2231-4 was accidental, the containment of 2231-4 had a broad support from the research staff, and SCP-2231-1,-2,-3 were all very confused once -4 was placed into containment (they didn't mind being contained as long as -4 was free since they thought of their experience as -4 as the "real" experience and -1,-2,-3 were simply afterthoughts)

SCP-2237

Agent MacLeod

SCP-2237 is dumb and is my own way of justifying contradictory things in the Foundationverse without cognitive dissonance. In case you didn't already know, the thing was meant to be a 001 proposal. Quite frankly, it and 2173 are going to be chips on my shoulder until I can figure out how to make them mainstream successes.

SCP-2246

Decibelles

Phoenix has written one book that's a minor hit in Brasil's underground scene (being under their preferred name). Prior to becoming an anomaly, of course.

SCP-2273

Agent MacLeod

SCP-2273 can best be explained by an excerpt pulled from an earlier draft, one that has never seen the main wiki:

Based on information provided by SCP-XXXX-A, it is currently believed that, despite the discovery of the "engineers" during the early part of the First World War, SCP-XXXX's original timeline progressed in much the same way as Baseline. The Russian Revolution did not initiate until April 1917, as opposed to the February Revolution of the same year in Baseline. However, the final Armistice that ended the war is still believed to have occurred in November 1918. The Treaty of Versailles is believed to have been nearly identical to Baseline, resulting in heavy post-war debt for Germany, leading to similar sociopolitical circumstances.

The use of technology designed by the "engineers" led to technological revolutions on a scale similar to that of the Industrial Revolution of the previous century. The stock market boom and economic prosperity of this version of the 1920s United States lasted until 1930. However, with the increase in automation of several processes that formerly required human labor, the labor market and the stock market crashed and an economic depression similar in severity to the Great Depression followed.

Subsequent events appear to follow a similar path to Baseline thereafter until late in the Second World War, wherein it is believed Project Aphrodite, a United States military project to convert bomber aircraft laden with excess explosives into remote-controlled missiles, succeeded or had a significantly lower death rate for friendly pilots. Of note is the fact that Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., John F. Kennedy's older brother, was killed in action as a pilot for Project Aphrodite in Baseline. No other notable differences between Baseline and SCP-XXXX's world of origin over the course of World War II is believed to have occurred.

It is believed that the political career John Kennedy took up after the Second World War in Baseline was instead taken up by Joseph Kennedy, leading to his election as President of the United States in 1960. It is not known precisely the events that lead to the deployment of the United States' and Soviet Union's nuclear arsenals, but it is believed that Joseph P. Kennedy's status as POTUS8 at the time was a significant contributing factor.

According to SCP-XXXX-A, the "engineers" were largely unaffected by the nuclear exchange because the majority of their cities were subterranean. Further, it is believed that they began acting as armament and equipment dealers to both sides of survivors following the nuclear exchange, leading to the creation of SCP-XXXX-2.

Information as to how SCP-XXXX-A was recovered in US territory or how SCP-XXXX-B was recovered from former Soviet territory, or other information on the nature of the war as SCP-XXXX-A last experienced it, has not been forthcoming.

Also of note: SCP-2273's weapons were originally described in the above-quoted draft. They were basically just BFG versions of regular weapons.

Now, as to how he got here? It's like this: The Soviets in his timeline developed a weapon that fucks with 4 spatial dimensions and warps 3 dimensional space. The reason they did this is the fact that armor like Alexei's is very resistant to conventional weapons, so it's actually cheaper to build cruise missiles that break normal spacetime than it is to build cruise missiles that explode with enough force to destroy an armored soldier. Occasionally, these missiles will teleport matter from their timeline to others. The US Army unit that captured Alexei was hit by one such missile, and Alexei is lucky that he wasn't turned inside out or otherwise mutilated and wound up in a stable version of reality instead.

SCP-2281

Roget

The Boyd/Gillespie/Roget family

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

SCP-2289

WrongJohnSilver

SCP-2289-7 was a hitman for a drug cartel before becoming a death-row prisoner, then a D-class, then an SCP. Being in containment is the first time in a long time that anyone has cared about his health and well-being, and so he appreciates containment.

SCP-2289-7 can't stand using the full serial designations for SCP-2289-1 though 6, and so he has named them Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, and The Red Bomber.

SCP-2298

Eekium

SCP-2298 was relocated to Site-21, but it wasn't relocated from its place of recovery. It was actually moved from Site-162 following a site-wide MC&D raid which occurred after a researcher attempted to sell SCP-2298 to one of their agents, thus giving them access to the facility (I've been thinking about writing a tale about this actually).

SCP-2305

ObserverSeptember

SCP-2305 will NEVER provide useful information on how to neutralize SCPs. It's an absolute, like not being able to kill 682. Admittedly this requires suspending disbelief a bit, but think of SCP-2305 as the "Secure, Contain, Protect, not Destroy, Destroy Destroy" mantra in SCP form.

Some people have mentioned Gamers Against Weed or AWCY, but I didn't have a specific GoI in mind when making it (and it predates GAW significantly). Word of God doesn't mean much re: its origins, since I wasn't quite sure what sort of group/entity is doing it - just someone fucking with the Foundation for the lulz. Alternate, Death of the Author interpretation would be that it's trying to help the Foundation in some way.

SCP-2322

Roget

The Boyd/Gillespie/Roget family

Shirley Gillespie: The retired Director of Site-77(or active Director, depending on the time period) she was a highly influential site Director due to the large volume of SCP objects under her jurisdiction. At some point well after her retirement, she was diagnosed with Alzheimers, as seen in I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die. Also anomalized in SCP-2322.

SCP-2337

daveyoufool

SCP-2337 is an unthinkably powerful elder god capable of wiping out entire galaxies. Rather, it was. Being able to do anything and everything it wanted became boring - the entity came to understand that the thrill was in the journey, rather than the reward. So, it gave up its own powers and took the form of an (almost) harmless corn crake, then attempted to adjust itself to life on earth. Needless to say, the transformation wasn't perfect, and his crazed speech patterns come from a brain of infinite capacity trying to dumb itself down. Naturally, it tries to avoid any discussion of its past form, since that might attract unwanted attention from his former enemies.

SCP-2337

daveyoufool

A while ago, I said that Dr. Spanko is actually some kind of omnipotent space deity that's in retirement. As much as I love that headcanon, I'm going to go ahead and retcon it, as that's what I used as the basis for SCP-2803.

So, what kind of "authority figure" is he to important keter-class entities?

Only insofar as Mickey Mouse is an authority figure to humans.

Fact is, Dr. Spanko is a character from a successful cartoon franchise in an external iteration of reality's pop culture canon. His speech mannerisms are Reality-DSA233701's equivalent of simple English, and in his perspective, we're all talking in overcomplicated gibberish.

He came to this reality in 1993, when Prometheus Labs was developing the dimensional gateway called "Project Bifrost" that would later be known to the Foundation as SCP-2591-Omega. After several failed attempts to find a stable parallel reality without a cyanide-based atmosphere or grass made of human flesh (don't ask), they came upon Reality-DSA233702, the set of the popular Reality-DSA233701 cartoon "Designated Shenanigans Area." During exploration, Dr. Spanko absentmindedly walked out the gateway to find more gummy worms, and went on a "YOU HAS STRANGLEFRUITS?" rampage that tore open the eardrums of [REDACTED] PL staff. When that got him nowhere, he flew around the world in search of gummy worms - a long adventure that came to an end in an empty field somewhere in Sussex.

Dr. Spanko's not a king or a god (though some anomalies may mistakenly believe him to be), but any dimension-hopping reality bender who's hip to what kids like has seen at least the first season of Designated Shenanigans Area.

SCP-2350

A Random Day

SCP-2350 wasn't developed by the US Chemical Corps; they outsourced the project's development to an organization known only as Black Eagle.

SCP-2352

nykacolaquantum

SCP-2352-2's species is endangered in a sense, with their current numbers unknown but not going any higher than the double-digits. They have been around for several millennia, but only noticed Earth in the early 1900s. SCP-2352-2 is rather young by their standards, around Simon's age.

For 2352-1/Simon, the death by electrical fire bit is true. What the obituary didn't mention, and 2352-2 doesn't know about, is that it was a result of sabotage by the ex-girlfriend mentioned in the second log entry. She found out about the video he'd made about her, and got royally pissed as a result, although she didn't intend to actually kill him.

SCP-2372

MrWrong

It references the hun and po, and there's a Chinese saying that the soul comprises of the 3 hun and 7 po.

SCP-2376

AbsentmindedNihilist

Though its effects are anomalous, it evolved perfectly normally, and formed a symbiotic relationship with crows. Crows get defenseless, immobile food sources, and no humans will bug them while they're eating it. The pathogen gets to spread. It works by affecting neural mechanism similar to the ones affected in Cotard's delusion and Capgras syndrome. Infected specimens are incapable of recognizing other infectees as human, though the effect doesn't extend to themselves - each and every inhabitant of a world completely infected with SCP-2376 would believe himself to be the last human on earth. Oh, and the city where the mannequin strain popped up? Chicago. The Foundation figured it out when they saw news headlines about a sudden decrease in the homeless population, and seemingly unrelated articles about a new phenomenon where pranksters were leaving mannequins dressed in rags in the streets.

SCP-2430

MrWrong

The 30th of April (4/30) is the death date of Hitler.

SCP-2438

Petrograd

- SCP-2438/SCP-2438-1 is a hearth god, and it just wants living beings who worship it (it's not picky) to be safe and free from starvation.
- It tries to change beings to bring that about for them, but it can only work on them within its area of influence, and they can't leave with -1s until its relatively satisfied its done its job.
- Unfortunately, it really doesn't understand mitochondria. It either pre-dates them or just didn't anticipate them since its not from here (I assume deities aren't). This has unfortunate effects for beings with mitochondria, since mitochondria already do a lot of the things it can offer on a technical level.
- The rabbits are grateful. They'll end up anywhere a Foundation plane or boat will take them, but once they get there, they're attracted to hearths, stoves, furnaces, and fire.

About MTF Epsilon-7 ("Forget-Me-Nots")
- According to past SCPs, Epsilon 7's primary task is to monitor and prevent civilians from developing mnestics. All past this is my interpretation for this article.
- This means that they're primarily an undercover/intelligence MTF, and really not suited for dealing with the tasks presented here.
- The thing is, mnestics are tricky, because 1) They're top secret within the Foundation since they counter one of its primary tools for maintaining normalcy and employee sanity (In my interpretation, you'll never find an SCP with mnestics in the Containment Procedures.), and 2) if you're not on mnestics, it's really easy to forget all about them. So, to do their job, all Epsilon-7 have to be "read into" mnestics, and at least key members need to be on them (I also have it in my head that they end up investigating potential anti-memes out in the civilian world, on the level of the "Damn Feds" or the UIU, but I haven't written anything for it.).
- Thus, "only one mnestic-cleared MTF in the entire Foundation."
- When Trial 147 went weird, the O5s redeployed all UK-based Forget-Me-Nots to aid in the transport, partially due to their pharmacological knowledge, and partially just to have somebody on mnestics around.

About the documents
- In case it wasn't clear, you got clearance because Madeline Weaver was watching you read the document, looked you up, and had good indications you were in the know.
- The last document was an abandoned shared draft written by LAPINATE personnel trying to convince the O5s to approve their project. (They later rewrote it, and succeeded.)
- Madeline took over the abandoned draft as a neutral meeting-place, partially because it was still on the network and partially because it's not a bad summary.

SCP-2447

Eekium

Was, in reality, only ever partially contained. At least one instance is still at large roaming around Maine. SCP-2447 instances reproduce by constructing new entities from analog synthesizer machinery and human flesh, so even one entity can spawn more. In other words, there's know way of knowing how many of them there could be.

SCP-2470

Gene R

The theory expounded in the collapsible box is correct; strictly speaking, the object does not exist, but this un-existence is contagious. Yet the "paradox" will work - that which having come into sight cannot be cognized, can also not be non-cognized and will thus lead to a system freeze.

The cognizable entity of the object is actually the object itself, but normally (when not perceived directly) it does not pose any problems due to being too complicated for the human mind. Yet, during the sleep, the subconscious has a much greater ability to construct entities, and in rare cases of some people who know too much about 2470 or overinterpret it, the subconsciousness creates such an entity. Dreams cease when the object residing in the subconscious consumes each and every mental image therein.

The complex process for handling the affected (amnestic and neurotoxin treatment) is there for the purpose of initially destroying the information about the object in the subconscious, and only eliminating the host afterwards; we do not know what would happen, should the host be simply killed, but there are concerns that this may only let the object loose. Or give it a concept of death, which is even more fraught with danger.

That which can be known, can technically be contrived, thus the neutralization procedure ends with the termination of the majority of the personnel, destroying documental records and triggering the Area nuclear charge.

That was exactly the way the cultists created the object: the entire sect had been working on the concept for a long time, followed by its most advanced members joining their minds in a ritual and constructing the necessary image. The majority of the cult was not involved in this directly, they survived and are still at large, but they have no intention of attacking anyone - they consider their task to be done and their goal to be reached sooner or later. They do not know about the "paradox" and consider containment failure to be only a matter of time.

SCP-2473

Agent MacLeod

SCP-2473 was built by the same civilization that constructed SCP-1795. Whatever the Pattern Screamers are, the people who built the Empire saw them coming. The Builders tried to run. They didn't get far.

The autopilot of 2473 is borderline sapient. It's not supposed to be able to do what it did for its lone passenger, but it knew how to use its own backdoors. It launched on accident, but saw the Pattern Screamers coming and decided to lay low instead of going back.

The process of uploading into the ship's hardware broke the passenger's mind; she wasn't stuck drifting, the way she remembers it. She was strapped in properly, complete with catheters for feeding/waste removal. She doesn't remember her own face, and the face thing was also meant to be symbolic of the fact that she's not quite human anymore.

The autopilot knows that the Pattern Screamers can wait forever, so it waited until it had slowly drifted out of its original star system, which took 20,000+ years. Then it kicked on the Alcubierre and hightailed it for Earth. (Hence the gamma rays.) The Alcubierre disengaged after the ship reached our solar system. It watched and listened on the entire ride here, picked a quiet spot to land, and sat back and watched while the Foundation poked and prodded.

The passenger doesn't even know that the autopilot is there. This is part of why her narrative was distorted.

SCP-2496

Communism will win

The proper grading of SCP-2496 is an axiom of the Foundationverse. Completely unbreakable. It is a law of physics that 2496 will be graded correctly. It's like gravity, except more stringent.

The axiom corresponding to the proper scoring of 2496 came into existence at the same time that 2496 itself did — 2496 is not some accidental realization of a pre-existing facet of reality.

The interaction between 2496 and other fundamental forces (i.e. the ones that would make any other test work like a normal test) is so bizarre and random because the cultural peculiarities that correspond to things like "test", "score", and "minute" are of a different character than (almost) all of the other laws that govern the Foundationverse. There is (necessarily) a particular logic to how the test is graded under particular conditions, but it's so non-intuitive and outside the realm of human experience that we can't distinguish it from just random shit. The things that happen to make the test get graded properly are not consistent with the laws of physics, but that's okay, because physics do not reign supreme.

tl;dr 2496 is the most powerful anomaly in the foundationverse and secretly a mary sue

SCP-2508

Eekium

SCP-2508 is, from a writing standpoint, the embodiment of melancholic isolation. In universe, it's a safe place to wait for… Something. Whatever that something is appears to harbor no ill-will towards humanity, but what it is and what its intentions are remain completely unknown. The only real contact the inhabitants of the cottage even have with this entity is through the transmissions it sends via the foliage in the basement. There is, however, one thing known about this nondescript entity, and that's that it's trying to get to SCP-2508, and given how long SCP-2508 has been around, it must be traveling a very very long way.

SCP-2511

MrWrong

This was an effective rewrite of a previous SCP I had deleted, also named SCP-2511. In that previous draft, it revolved around a character that is essentially a kappa professor of its species' society. And my Sociology paper was on the 25th of November (25/11).

SCP-2514

mlister

SCP-2514 was created by one Isabel Helga Anastasia Parvati Wondertainment V. It's a gift to her brother, Jeremy Huertes. Although her mind forgot about their connection, her heart didn't, which is why she subconsciously names all of her dogs after him. As to why Jeremy needs a pet horse? Well what kid doesn't want a pet pony? Especially after losing their parents to a tragic and undefined accident? But why was it a rush job, and what's with all the symptoms that it induces?

On top of everything else, Jeremy has cancer. 2514 is Isabel's way of healing him, even though she is merely Doctor Wondertainment, not an actual doctor with an actual PHD. All the side effects revolve around counteracting a child's conception of cancer, or rather, cancer + chemotherapy. They've become emaciated? Make them fat. They're low on energy? Stuff them full of sugar and shorten their attention span. They're going bald? Make them grow hair all over. Unfortunately, the Foundation intercepted the gift before it reached its rightful owner. Thankfully, the Foundation is cold, not cruel, and it might just have something in store for Jeremy…

SCP-2575

Patrick Whelan

SCP-2575 is the physical manifestation of humanity's desire to colonize outer space, it is made of silt and clay and in outer space (the symbolism there is obvious). Its orbit between the Earth, Moon, and L2 & the SCP-2575-A form as an O'neill cylinder are references to "The high frontier" by O'neill in '76. Most of the numbers and dates, as well as the second transmission are (veeeery tangentially as far as the numbers go) related to the Challenger disaster on January 28th of 1986, the anomaly came into existance later that day, and will terminate 100 years later. I consider that event the primary turning point where humanity became less interested in space travel and started the steady downward trend in optomism toward space exploration we've seen over the last 30 years (although that has been reversing a little in recent years)

SCP-2575-A is the human dream of space travel (what we could do), SCP-2575-B is the reality of space travel (what we are doing), and SCP-2575-C is the cost of space travel (what we wish we hadn't done). SCP-2575-C forms whenever bad shit related to space goes down, that could be disasters, or the death of space travel pioneers, etc. SCP-2575-C will continue to take damage until it is completely destroyed, an event which will occur on January 28th, 2086, immediately prior to atmospheric re-entry (SCP-2575 ceases to exist at that point).

SCP-2575 exists in the Rat's Nest canon (at least in my mind) and its neutralization in 2086 coincides with the rough "point of no return" around the late 2080s, where the world moves from being dominated by humanity to being dominated by anomalies. This is part of the reason SCP-2575 is kind of contained with a handwave "just tell people it is something else" is the thrust of containment, because this is SMALL peanuts on the Foundation's plate by the time this document was written (sometime post 2039 but pre-2071, I had 2043 as the year in my head but it doesn't matter at all) People pretty much stop dreaming about going to outer space when they all get murdered/have to worry about being murdered constantly, hence the destruction of the human dream of outer space.

SCP-2578

daveyoufool

The 🌙🌙🌙 symbol associated with SCP-2578 refers to the Triple Moon (the name of which is a reference to the three moons over Corbenic, a human organization stationed in a remote corner of one of Corbenic's many afterlives. Triple Moon was initially a differently-named organization a lot like the Foundation. They come from a parallel iteration of Earth where everything went completely and utterly wrong until the straw broke the camel's back - in the form of a ZK-class reality failure scenario.

In order to make sure that other iterations of earth don't follow the example of their own fucked-up one, the Triple Moon was founded with the aid of the Impenetrable (a lawful-neutral spider deity also from SCP-2922) to make sure other versions of earth don't follow the dangerous path of their own. But since life can't cross over from Corbenic to the realms of the living, the Triple Moon takes resources and technology from Corbenic to build and deploy advanced inorganic constructs, such as SCP-2578-D, to carry out their work as guardians.

As GoIs go, the Triple Moon's intentions are definitely Lawful Good, but like most human organizations for Lawful Good purposes, they're prone to over-bureaucracy and are seen as naïve by some other orgs among the living.

To the Triple Moon, SCP-2578-D is a Limulid-class sentinel drone.

SCP-2585

Anborough

SCP-2585 is a temporal superweapon developed by the organization known as Black Eagle (A group devoted to the design and production of anomalous weaponry, founded by an unidentified individual known only by the alias Jean Durand in conjunction with the US government during the 1970s, developed concurrently with SCP-1514. SCP-2585 is a semi-sentient or autonomous entity manifesting as a source of electromagnetic radiation. Radiation produced by SCP-2585 sporadically triggers volatile reactions in local spacetime, transforming or outright destroying matter and energy upon contact. At times, SCP-2585 may bind itself to a sapient organism (typically a human being), who is thereafter the anomaly's "host." The host is able to control the effects of SCP-2585 to various degrees, but suffers from near annihilation of their subjective self.

SCP-2585 was originally meant to be deployed from a military space shuttle (the Horizon), however, the weapon unexpectedly activated during the vessel's first orbital flight, and subsequently bound itself to pilot Phillip McGinnis. The disruption caused by SCP-2585's activation caused the Horizon to change course and begin reentry. It is unknown how the vessel managed to survive the imprecise reentry, but this is likely attributable SCP-2585's properties. The Horizon then impacted K2 near the summit, creating an extradimensional space within which SCP-2585 now currently exists.

SCP-2591

daveyoufool

A while ago, I said that Dr. Spanko is actually some kind of omnipotent space deity that's in retirement. As much as I love that headcanon, I'm going to go ahead and retcon it, as that's what I used as the basis for SCP-2803.

So, what kind of "authority figure" is he to important keter-class entities?

Only insofar as Mickey Mouse is an authority figure to humans.

Fact is, Dr. Spanko is a character from a successful cartoon franchise in an external iteration of reality's pop culture canon. His speech mannerisms are Reality-DSA233701's equivalent of simple English, and in his perspective, we're all talking in overcomplicated gibberish.

He came to this reality in 1993, when Prometheus Labs was developing the dimensional gateway called "Project Bifrost" that would later be known to the Foundation as SCP-2591-Omega. After several failed attempts to find a stable parallel reality without a cyanide-based atmosphere or grass made of human flesh (don't ask), they came upon Reality-DSA233702, the set of the popular Reality-DSA233701 cartoon "Designated Shenanigans Area." During exploration, Dr. Spanko absentmindedly walked out the gateway to find more gummy worms, and went on a "YOU HAS STRANGLEFRUITS?" rampage that tore open the eardrums of [REDACTED] PL staff. When that got him nowhere, he flew around the world in search of gummy worms - a long adventure that came to an end in an empty field somewhere in Sussex.

Dr. Spanko's not a king or a god (though some anomalies may mistakenly believe him to be), but any dimension-hopping reality bender who's hip to what kids like has seen at least the first season of Designated Shenanigans Area.

SCP-2602

Communism will win

SCP-2602 used to be a library.

SCP-2603

Crayne

Küllo Toome was involved in the same disastrous GRU-P operation that cost Karsten Eiker his sister.

SCP-2617

MrWrong

The 17th of June is the date where the Romanov royals were executed by the Bolsheviks.

SCP-2657

AFX Neuromancer

I didn't start SCP-2657 with this in mind, but it actually turned out to be a descendant of Pennywise, from Stephen King's novel It.

I had a spider, and had to put it somewhere. Derry seemed like as good a place as any.

It's probably been over ten years since I read it, but at the end of the novel, when the Loser's Club confronts It in the sewers of Derry as adults, the closest their minds can perceive Its true form is that of a giant spider. And she's pregnant.

They think they destroyed all the eggs. They were wrong. The few spiders that survived don't retain any of the cosmic power that their mother had (kind of like Shelob in comparison to Ungoliant, or the spiders of Mirkwood in comparison to Shelob), but they're still oversized and have a taste for children, just like mom.

The factory discussed in the first interview is on Neibolt Street. I don't remember exactly what the blacked out portion regarding the missing girl said verbatim, but it was something along the lines of: "Rachel Torres disappeared from Derry City Park on (some date in late June or early July) at approximately 7 PM (?). It was presumed by local authorities that she had fallen and drowned in the Kenduskeag Canal."

Also, the first set of numbers in the addenda aren't random, they're actually Julian date calendar numbers. So, for example the second addendum, the communication test, is 16195, which would translate to July 13, 2016. Presumably, in-universe if a hardcopy of the file got mixed up, somebody who knew the formatting could glance at the addenda and be able to set them in chronological order at a glance.

SCP-2682

faminepulse

SCP-2682 is a self insert.

SCP-2697

Photosynthetic

SCP-2697-1 is a compact terraforming device, sent to Earth from the world that would later send us SCP-697. The "unidentified liquid" released by 2697-1, and the residue found in the cracks surrounding it, are an earlier stage in the invention of 697; by the time its creators sent 697, they'd learned to make the stuff fireproof under most circumstances.

They've also improved their AI technology since then. The brain of the terraforming device was a pretty dim bulb; when reality itself rejected the thing, burning away all its hard work on the surface, it didn't immediately take the hint. Instead, it spent a year bringing in more transformative-sludge reserves before trying again. And again. And again. It took over fifty repetitions to finallly go dormant, which was long enough for the yearly fire cycle to seep into the slow, dreaming memory of the land itself. Places are not swift thinkers, nor rash ones, and the valley has ensured a cleansing burn every single year since.

(For what it's worth, I didn't write 697 — I just wrote 2697 based off my headcanon for it.)

SCP-2733

ahbonjour

2733-1 was owned by a guy who decreed heads would roll after he got bought out. The death industry is real and freaks me out. Die at small businesses!

SCP-2735

Cyclopian

The enormous disaster that wiped out SCP-2735's civilization was the Great Oxygenation Event.

SCP-2735-1 was an engineer, SCP-2735-2 was a leader, and SCP-2735-3 was a scientist. SCP-2735-4 wasn't originally part of the mission, and was only on the ship because SCP-2735-3 and it were extremely close (basically as close as two asexually-reproducing, genderless beings can be to being romantically involved. Really good friends.) and -3 had refused to take part in it unless -4 was saved as well. This is why -4 wasn't really psychologically prepared in the same way as -1, -2 and -3, and why it had such a disastrous breakdown.

SCP-2771

Petrograd

SCP-2771 is from a place that shares the structure of our laws and bureaucracy, but without our intent or meaning. The kidnapping of agents was the equivalent of their government deciding to privatize their border checkpoints in order to reduce costs. The fact that they have to "employ" dozens or hundreds of cops to kidnap our guards doesn't matter; they've followed the structure.

2771-1 instances don't use language1, and think we are stupid for doing so. Imagine watching someone in a game of charades that is about to end a friendship, and that's how they treat us. Interrogations can never last long, since as long as the Foundation holds an instance, the area around the site will slowly fill up with more -1s, angrily presenting the guards with crude sketches of a person in their garb and gesticulating in a surprisingly official-looking manner.

Pulling 2771 duty sucks, but there are some perks. The Foundation confiscates any currency brought back from -2, but they match all confiscations as bonus pay. There is a running competition for highest daily take; five figures are not unheard of.

SCP-2782

Univine

SCP-1782 | Tabula Rasa: Now that I think back, a user named Freudian is responsible for the interpretation and popular canon for it. I was just transcribing a creepy ass dream. — Aaand I've retted it again with a new canon involving The Flock that you can always ignore if you like.

SCP-2788

Univine

SCP-2788: I included quite a bit of numerical symbolism into this article. There's the SCP designation itself. Seven and eight are considered lucky numbers in Chinese because they sound similar to the words for "rise" and "wealth". So, you could interpret the "788" in "2788" as something along the lines of "rising to great wealth", which is exactly what has happened to SCP-2788, Huaxi Village, and the People's Republic of China as a whole. This also explains the preponderance of eights in the article, like Site-888, and SCP-2788's discovery in 1988. The other important piece of symbolism is the description of SCP-2788's age. Sixty-seven years might seem like a rather arbitrary (and possible overly precise) number, but it also happens to be the age of the People's Republic of China, which should make sense when you consider the nature of SCP-2788.

SCP-2803

daveyoufool

Also, SCP-2803-A was formerly Dr. Spanko's second-in-command with a bit of a Starscream complex. The whole point of TotleighSoft was to one-up Dr. Spanko in a similar mission, to find a way to find its old commander and usurp its power. Fortunately, Dr. Spanko is a pacifist and wishes to have nothing to do with that unsubtle cack-doodle any longer.

SCP-2803

daveyoufool

A while ago, I said that Dr. Spanko is actually some kind of omnipotent space deity that's in retirement. As much as I love that headcanon, I'm going to go ahead and retcon it, as that's what I used as the basis for SCP-2803.

So, what kind of "authority figure" is he to important keter-class entities?

Only insofar as Mickey Mouse is an authority figure to humans.

Fact is, Dr. Spanko is a character from a successful cartoon franchise in an external iteration of reality's pop culture canon. His speech mannerisms are Reality-DSA233701's equivalent of simple English, and in his perspective, we're all talking in overcomplicated gibberish.

He came to this reality in 1993, when Prometheus Labs was developing the dimensional gateway called "Project Bifrost" that would later be known to the Foundation as SCP-2591-Omega. After several failed attempts to find a stable parallel reality without a cyanide-based atmosphere or grass made of human flesh (don't ask), they came upon Reality-DSA233702, the set of the popular Reality-DSA233701 cartoon "Designated Shenanigans Area." During exploration, Dr. Spanko absentmindedly walked out the gateway to find more gummy worms, and went on a "YOU HAS STRANGLEFRUITS?" rampage that tore open the eardrums of [REDACTED] PL staff. When that got him nowhere, he flew around the world in search of gummy worms - a long adventure that came to an end in an empty field somewhere in Sussex.

Dr. Spanko's not a king or a god (though some anomalies may mistakenly believe him to be), but any dimension-hopping reality bender who's hip to what kids like has seen at least the first season of Designated Shenanigans Area.

SCP-2880

Cyclopian

The Savaki gave SCP-2880-A their anomalous properties by punching a hole in reality into the domain of a storm deity, though they didn't realize this at first. The storm deity pushed itself into our world using the -A objects, and the Savaki destroyed them to stop its advance, though by that point they were pretty much dead anyway. The storm deity may or may not be Tāwhirimātea.

SCP-2922

daveyoufool

The 🌙🌙🌙 symbol associated with SCP-2578 refers to the Triple Moon (the name of which is a reference to the three moons over Corbenic), a human organization stationed in a remote corner of one of Corbenic's many afterlives. Triple Moon was initially a differently-named organization a lot like the Foundation. They come from a parallel iteration of Earth where everything went completely and utterly wrong until the straw broke the camel's back - in the form of a ZK-class reality failure scenario.

In order to make sure that other iterations of earth don't follow the example of their own fucked-up one, the Triple Moon was founded with the aid of the Impenetrable (a lawful-neutral spider deity also from SCP-2922) to make sure other versions of earth don't follow the dangerous path of their own. But since life can't cross over from Corbenic to the realms of the living, the Triple Moon takes resources and technology from Corbenic to build and deploy advanced inorganic constructs, such as SCP-2578-D, to carry out their work as guardians.

As GoIs go, the Triple Moon's intentions are definitely Lawful Good, but like most human organizations for Lawful Good purposes, they're prone to over-bureaucracy and are seen as naïve by some other orgs among the living.

To the Triple Moon, SCP-2578-D is a Limulid-class sentinel drone.

SCP-2936

Voct

all those anomalous artifacts at the site of SCP-2936? The ones that are irretrievably damaged by decades of exposure to Antarctic conditions?

The last one to break was the timeline-crosser.

SCP-2969

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-2979

Eekium

SCP-2979 is not and has never been a real person. He is, however, very much sentient.

SCP-2991

Zyn

I don't have much headcanon'd stuff about Scarf that isn't already in the article's discussion page… except that Scarf may have a few siblings out there in the world. The original creator was probably working on something to keep Scarf company. Maybe there's room for a tale about Scarf and Hat.

SCP-2995

Anborough

The Anborough Family

Geoffrey: Charles' grandfather and Brian's father. So far he's only been mentioned as a former site director in SCP-2995, but he has the same misfortune regarding Keter objects that his son and grandson share. He served as O5-5 before Brian. No, he is not the first Anborough at the Foundation, and their family legacy is not happening intentionally.


SCP-3041

The Great Hippo

Hartliss Leaks

  • It's mentioned in the author post, but Reinhardt is responsible for Cragstaff Sanitarium.
  • The setting for the final confrontation (an abandoned resort town named Lakewood) is later discovered by the Foundation to be inhabited by a grove of highly unusual trees.
  • Hartliss isn't lying when he says he's basically just the magical equivalent of a card sharp; he's essentially just a trifling necromancer with a few extra tricks up his sleeve.
  • Hartliss knows where the Red Knife came from.
  • Hartliss' ability to 'sink' and 'rise' through layers of reality — based on Metaphysician's Unfinished Ritual skip — only works on places and things he has a strong sympathetic connection to (like Chicago).
  • Jacob Hartliss' real name is not Jacob Hartliss. He's also been around for longer than he lets on.
  • Since this tale series, Hartliss has tutored numerous people in the art of mystical chicanery, including at least one stage magician.
  • As of 2018, Hartliss is still alive.

SCP-3054

The Great Hippo

Hartliss Leaks

  • It's mentioned in the author post, but Reinhardt is responsible for Cragstaff Sanitarium.
  • The setting for the final confrontation (an abandoned resort town named Lakewood) is later discovered by the Foundation to be inhabited by a grove of highly unusual trees.
  • Hartliss isn't lying when he says he's basically just the magical equivalent of a card sharp; he's essentially just a trifling necromancer with a few extra tricks up his sleeve.
  • Hartliss knows where the Red Knife came from.
  • Hartliss' ability to 'sink' and 'rise' through layers of reality — based on Metaphysician's Unfinished Ritual skip — only works on places and things he has a strong sympathetic connection to (like Chicago).
  • Jacob Hartliss' real name is not Jacob Hartliss. He's also been around for longer than he lets on.
  • Since this tale series, Hartliss has tutored numerous people in the art of mystical chicanery, including at least one stage magician.
  • As of 2018, Hartliss is still alive.

SCP-3079

The Great Hippo

  • It's mentioned in the author post, but Reinhardt is responsible for Cragstaff Sanitarium.
  • The setting for the final confrontation (an abandoned resort town named Lakewood) is later discovered by the Foundation to be inhabited by a grove of highly unusual trees.
  • Hartliss isn't lying when he says he's basically just the magical equivalent of a card sharp; he's essentially just a trifling necromancer with a few extra tricks up his sleeve.
  • Hartliss knows where the Red Knife came from.
  • Hartliss' ability to 'sink' and 'rise' through layers of reality — based on Metaphysician's Unfinished Ritual skip — only works on places and things he has a strong sympathetic connection to (like Chicago).
  • Jacob Hartliss' real name is not Jacob Hartliss. He's also been around for longer than he lets on.
  • Since this tale series, Hartliss has tutored numerous people in the art of mystical chicanery, including at least one stage magician.
  • As of 2018, Hartliss is still alive.

SCP-3085

ObserverSeptember

  • In real life, World 346 is the official world for agility training. The Ardougne course is usually packed, because it gives the best agility xp in the game.
  • Interview Log 073 = THE B0aty NUMBER (meme in the OSRS community)
  • "Standing in place and shooting dud spells at rats for hours"
  • The helmet the adventurer is wearing in Discovery Log 002, Verac's helm, is a strange and illogical thing to wear on an agility course given its weight. I'd like to imagine the player was already at level 99 (and thus couldn't fail the course), was one of the first to see it after the update, and…yeah.

SCP-3185

ObserverSeptember

  • As a whole, the piece is a reflection of the author's disdain for copyright laws and extremely long copyright extensions, and the main theme is a twisted, illogical form of karma.
  • It's from…a future. It might not be the future, merely a possible alternate reality; either is possible. The "your culture and ours" line is ambiguous in that respect.
  • The PDPS' motivations are both moral and pragmatic. Morally, REPENTANCE is basically them getting their revenge on organizations that lobbied to extend copyright in a karmic way. Specifically, the PDPS really hated the Copyright Term Extension Act because it ended up resulting in orphan works being lost, hence why they despise Jack Valenti in particular. That's where the pragmatic part comes in: the PDPS always secures a digital copy of the books it assigns for retrieval missions, and makes them available in their future reality.
  • The book from the sample letter is an actual book on Project Gutenberg. As an in-universe headcanon, I imagine the sample letter being part of a control test, and the book's availability as a direct result of Hu completing the retrieval. I left this out of the article because it felt too on the nose and wouldn't have helped the narrative.
  • Finally, an element I will deliberately leave ambiguous: whether or not 3185 knows its letters are being intercepted, and if so, its reaction to the Foundation. That's good Tale material if I ever feel up to writing conventional prose again.

SCP-3310

stormbreath

SCP-3310 has one of the only [DATA EXPUNGED]s I've ever used on the wiki, when talking about the Γ-Event associated with the 1988 event. Just what is behind that [DATA EXPUNGED]?

Before I explain, I want to go over the 1988 event in a little more detail. 3310 is highly inspired by real events, with the 1988 evet having been a real event (and one of the larger parts of inspiration for the SCP as a whole). The story about the scientists removing the log from the lake, immediately seeing storms, putting it back and the storms ending is real (although, likely coincidence/exaggerated).

However, these scientists didn't observe any monsters. The monsters became a central element of my SCP, but were one of my own contributions to the story.

The [DATA EXPUNGED] is covering up the following:

No SCP-3310-Γ was observed at the time.

So why is that expunged, both in-universe and out? The in-universe explanation is that the Foundation suspects that there was indeed a Gamma instance they just don't know about, and doesn't want researchers to grow lazy - containment is, after all, focused on stopping the Gammas. Saying there is a chance that containment could break but no Gamma shows up has the risk of putting the containment staff - most of whom are not the normal Foundation employee - into a potentially dangerous mindset. It's expunged so they think something happened, and take everything more seriously.

Out of universe? I thought saying the above was too boring but didn't want to make something up, because it would hurt the realism.

SCP-3362

not_a_seagull

I like to believe that God from SCP-3362 is floating around in a VHS tape somewhere.

SCP-3407

HotColes

SCP-3407 isn't just the man's memories, it's the soul of the man who is trapped inside the projector, forced to watch memories of himself for the rest of eternity. At the end of the article, as soon as he realizes he's not alone, does what he can to give off a message asking what happened to his daughter Lily. The unfortunate thing, however; is that the man isn't aware of time anymore, either. Lily died a long time ago, and the man inside is forever trapped to never know what happened to her.

SCP-3408

Jim North

I did not actually have a plan when I first started writing Site-3408, and as such I figure any alternative interpretations are just as good as mine, but here's what popped into my head as I got toward the end.

Site-3408 is, just as it claims to be, one of the most technologically advanced sites the Foundation has created. Mostly automated so that it can, in emergency situations, run with a very small crew. Say, about 10 to 15 people, not counting researchers doing experiments. This is mainly thanks to the experimental AI tasked with overseeing much of the functionality. Something happens (something … anomalous?!) and the AI goes a little wacky. It still wants to perform its primary function, but it's no longer 100% certain how to do that, and the techs can't really figure out what's wrong or how to fix it yet.

While they try to get the situation resolved, the AI has gotten into the digital SCP files and basically taken one over, writing its own little brochure amidst its mental haze. The techs keep deleting and/or altering SCP-3408, but the site AI keeps going in and reverting it back.

The file for SCP-3408 isn't the only weird thing the AI is doing, but it is one of the more visible to Foundation staff outside the site.

SCP-3449

Captain Kirby

First, most SCP articles that are themselves hazardous, tend to have warnings on them in big bold letters saying "This Is Hazardous!". However, 3449 doesn't have that, even though by simply reading it you're exposed. That's because the anomaly stopped the Foundation from writing that altogether by the time they figured it out. At least, not in a way that would be at all legible, so they just left it out. It wouldn't be very useful anyways, because the entire Foundation would have been exposed by that point. And by even reading that warning, someone would be exposed.

The other piece is that some people think that the video is fairly restrained and unemotional given that its pretty much the end of the world. However, that's not because the researcher isn't feeling emotional. It's because it's incredibly hard to express emotions when your body language and facial expressions are incapable of communication. The very end of that video, the researcher's face relaxes. That's because SCP-3449 is stopping him from expressing his emotions, by almost all means.

SCP-3485

not_a_seagull

SCP-3485 comes from parallel timeline where stars are replaced with giant lobsters.

SCP-3601

ratsy

The guy who ends up writing history in 3601 is named Victor. I was very proud of that when I came up with it.

SCP-3641

DrCaroll

Apollo-99 is a mission that actually did occur. It was initiated by Site-280 administration and a secret specialized research team with the personnel being Drs. Booth, Rose, Kargard, and Lonergan. All of this was kept from the O5 Council and was eventually hidden completely because of the massive failure that the mission was.

NASED simply wanted to be remembered, and so he did a few… unspeakable things to ensure that they would not be forgotten.

SCP-3761

Westrin

1: There is going to a lot more stuff that is going to happen in the War than what is described. Due to the nature of most future telling SCPs and how restrictive they are with information regarding the future, a LOT of details/events are left out. However, a few thing are set in stone and are true:

A: The War will last exactly 24 hours.

B: Squirrels will be the only animals that participate in the war.

2: While the story of Tree Critter and The Caretaker is a pretty important point in Hand of the Trees, it isn't the most important part of the scripture. Tree Critter and The Caretaker's story was chosen by the Foundation because it was most relevant to SCP-3761, so there is a LOT more to Patteeism (As a side note, पत्ती means "Leaf" in Hindi and is pronounced "Pattee".)

3: There's gonna be a giant hole in Kansas by the end of the War. The "Tree-Critter-Bomb" described by the Neo squirrels? That thing isn't weak. It's very much comparable to an atom bomb in terms of the destruction it can put out.

4: Squirrels are smarter than the Foundation thinks they are. Average squirrel intelligence puts them on par with humans, if not smarter. The Foundation doesn't know this due to lack of communication from any squirrel, making it difficult to determine their intelligence.

SCP-3833

not_a_seagull

SCP-3833-3 is just a normal dude, just very stubborn.

SCP-3886

Ember16

The full name of SCP-3886-02 is Patrice Tavel. No one really knows why she was originally assigned to SCP-3886, nor how she got past the standard Foundation background checks given her grandfather’s connection to the object. The investigation as to what (or who) might have precipitated the junior researcher’s contact with SCP-3886 is still ongoing.

SCP-3901

LurkD

The image for SCP-3901 is actually a picture of my mother from college.

SCP-3905

ObserverSeptember

SCP-3905 is one of the most well-known SCPs in the Foundation, because it's one of the few that doesn't have any clearance requirements to view the file (well, you have to know about the Foundation's nature; civilian non-Foundation employees don't need to know about dancing soda cans). When a new researcher joins the Foundation, they found out about it fairly quickly.

The reasoning behind this is that it's fairly innocuous while also being inexplicable and very memorable. Letting newbies know about say, 106 would scare away a lot of people (justifiably so, since it's a scary job). On the other hand, 3905 is a good example of how the anomalous world isn't always dangerous, but it is still very much a threat to normalcy and the average joe can't find out about it.

SCP-3905 assignment is rather ignoble, but it's a good conversation starter at water coolers in every Site. "Oh, you got assigned to watch those frat boy soda cans?" "Yeah, it was weird. Really putting my degree to good use, huh?"

SCP-4025

ObserverSeptember

Blutfahne (4000 entry) isn't longer mainly because writing it made me feel icky and I wanted to be done with it ASAP. Every log is significant, even the World War I one (the universal opposition to German reunification is a strong and persistent theme in all 4000-A instances).

SCP-4099

MacWarren

Let me be clear on this: The leader of MTF Gamma-1 did NOT die in SCP-4099. Also, the entities contained within the underground facility are now free. With the only thing separating them from the outside world being a kilometer of bedrock.

SCP-4146

Gaffsey

Sid Cassidy is still alive. Moreover, he cannot ever die by conventional means. He is somewhere out in a barrel in Lake Michigan, still alive, without having had a lungful of air for almost a century. Every piece of his flesh is cut from him, only to instantly regrow. He will remain like this until someone frees him, or else until Chicago ceases to exist.

The Chicago Spirit really doesn't like it when employees skim earnings.

Also, whatever killed Metzinger ultimately caused his body to disappear as well.

SCP-4322

aismallard

The object was recovered from PoI-3984(1) in Szczecyn, Poland, who had previously used the object to provide comfort for his mother(2).

1. SCP-3984

2. Only "sentient minds lacking normal sensory input" can perceive SCP-4322 transmissions.

After being deemed safe, O5-4(3) approved full deployment and reclassified SCP-4322 as Thaumiel.

3. SCP-3448

After this individual's body expired, their brain was moved to a standard mind-interface capsule per Foundation interment protocol.(4)

4. He didn't expire, his body expired.

Since its activation, it is estimated that the object has lessened the suffering of over twelve million disembodied brains.(5)

5. SCP-4725

SCP-4348

not_a_seagull

dado isn't really dead after Incident DADO/FINAL.

SCP-4799

not_a_seagull

Shock lies at least once in her backstory.

SCP-4920

Researcher Calloway

SCP-4920 is a metaphor for death. You can't avoid it, it will get you eventually. Everyone rides the train eventually. But the other message it sends is that spending your whole life running from it will make you miserable, always paranoid, and you'll still ride the train in the end. It is a message about acceptance, and death being a natural thing, and about the man who figured it out.

I wrote this based off my experience with my Grandfather. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 71, and died a few months later. He didn't want us to let his death control us, he wanted us to remember him for the positive experiences we had. He was very calm about it, never angry or frustrated, simply accepting that he had had a good life, and it was finally ending.

He didn't run from the train. When it comes for me, I don't think I will either.

SCP-4948

not_a_seagull

SCP-4948 isn't really neutralized; the entity just got what it wanted.

1346-1

Researcher Calloway

SCP-1346 is actually a prison, capable of holding Keter-class entities. Unfortunately, the reason it's so effective is because it can't be approached or opened by most people.

Anomalous Incidents

Roget

Dr. Ralph Roget: Grandson of Shirley Gillespie, and my author avatar. Works on a large number of Safe and Euclid objects, and through the work of his grandmother received many important promotions and distinctions. After her retirement, he was left sort of ruderless, but eventually found a place as the head researcher of general SCP research. At some point, obtained his doctorate. Included in the following tales:

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

Bees

Communism will win

The item/phenomenon that Bees refers to bends reality by creating for one person (and those around them) the reality of any hypothetical question regarding bees — that is to say, for the person who wrote it, bees had subwoofers, were censored by the government, etc. As reality strains under additions in the form of some property being applied to bees, it gains infohazardous and meta (in the sense of our "meta" tag) properties. Eventually bees overtake the existence of the person it's affecting and make them into… something else. And then it resets.

Change

Lumancer

SCP-601 was never meant to be left running continuously for this long. It's malfunctioning as a result- but only very slightly.

By contrast, Site Zero as described in Change is actually working flawlessly…

Clef And Dimitri Hit The Road

DrClef

Definitely true: they did run up a ridiculously large bill at a hotel in Rio.

Definitely bullshit: Any part having to do with Clef successfully seducing women.

The rest? What happens in Rio stays in Rio. Only Clef, Strelnikov, and Yoric know for sure, and they ain't tellin' nobody.

Doublehorses

DrBerggren

It is a staff meeting to discuss the potential SCP classification of an anomalous horse barn. However, the house of inconstant horses also has a secondary effect of inducing juvenile thought processes and speech mannerisms in those who encounter it or discuss it with someone who has encountered it.

Dr Clef's Personnel File

DrClef

Is Alto Clef the devil?

Maybe. But not in the way that you'd think. He doesn't have red horns or tempt humans or reign over hell. But he does rebel against God. And he does like to think of himself as a man of wealth and taste. And he did cast humanity out of Eden.

Hartliss Detective Agency

The Great Hippo

Hartliss Leaks

  • It's mentioned in the author post, but Reinhardt is responsible for Cragstaff Sanitarium.
  • The setting for the final confrontation (an abandoned resort town named Lakewood) is later discovered by the Foundation to be inhabited by a grove of highly unusual trees.
  • Hartliss isn't lying when he says he's basically just the magical equivalent of a card sharp; he's essentially just a trifling necromancer with a few extra tricks up his sleeve.
  • Hartliss knows where the Red Knife came from.
  • Hartliss' ability to 'sink' and 'rise' through layers of reality — based on Metaphysician's Unfinished Ritual skip — only works on places and things he has a strong sympathetic connection to (like Chicago).
  • Jacob Hartliss' real name is not Jacob Hartliss. He's also been around for longer than he lets on.
  • Since this tale series, Hartliss has tutored numerous people in the art of mystical chicanery, including at least one stage magician.
  • As of 2018, Hartliss is still alive.

Hunger Doggo Hub

AbsentmindedNihilist

Gonzalez didn't join the Foundation as a member of the Serpent's Hand. However, he served on the detail of a humanoid anomaly and grew to hate the Foundation for how it dehumanized people -his parents were migrant workers, and he knows a thing or two about what happens when you stop thinking about people as people.

The entity possessing 5760 is similar to 106 in that it used to be a god of its own little bone forest dimension. At home, it was the perfect hunter - nothing scared it, nor would it ever fail to make a kill. It was completely solitary at home - the only one of its kind.

Some human emotions it understands are pride, vengeance, fear, curiosity, being unsettled, playfulness and boredom. Ones it doesn't understand include loneliness, cruelty, grief, and love, which is why 5760's attachment to Avery serves to keep it away - the ide of being that attached to another being is something it cannot understand.

It was summoned from its home improperly, and couldn't return, which is why it's constantly hungry - a flaw in its arrival here. When summoned properly, the entity cannot be controlled, but can be unleashed in the direction of your enemies, the ancient pagan equivalent of a nuclear bomb. It usually inhabits solitary animals like polar bears or mountain lions - it has a wolf skull and deer antlers because of the materials used to make its effigy during its first summoning. It's been used once or twice on humans, but the effort required to properly isolate the subject (who would have to be the equivalent of a feral child) makes it not worth the trouble.

It doesn't kill humans because it wants to eat them - if it had less pride, it would be content to rebuild its forest and spend the rest of its days there, playing hunting games. But it is proud, and so it hates humans for lowering it to be in a cage like this, and wants to turn the tables by making them into its prey. This is why it resents Avery so much. It's not needlessly cruel, however - it merely wants things to be back in the normal order, and it will do anything to achieve that. Pain means nothing to it - only fear and death do.

I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die

Roget

Shirley Gillespie: The retired Director of Site-77(or active Director, depending on the time period) she was a highly influential site Director due to the large volume of SCP objects under her jurisdiction. At some point well after her retirement, she was diagnosed with Alzheimers, as seen in I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die. Also anomalized in SCP-2322.

Stanley Gillespie: Shirley's husband, a Foundation interviewer. Featured in Skipping Time.

Dr. Ralph Roget: Grandson of Shirley Gillespie, and my author avatar. Works on a large number of Safe and Euclid objects, and through the work of his grandmother received many important promotions and distinctions. After her retirement, he was left sort of ruderless, but eventually found a place as the head researcher of general SCP research. At some point, obtained his doctorate. Included in the following tales:

I hope you get back to me soon

Dr Hysteria

I hope you get back to me soon is not based off of Interstellar. Sure the film may have been fresh in my mind at the time, but even then, I wouldn't base my contest entry on one of the most overrated science fiction films of all time. If I was basing it off of any scene in that movie it'd probably be the scene where Matthew McConaughey is watching the footage his kids sent him while he was in an alternate dimension, but it was most likely a coincidence. Anyway, on to in-universe stuff, the astronaut Dr. Holland was looking for isn't SCP-1959, but if you wanna know some backstory into the character here's a link that ties into this story.

Incident 682-1548

catboy637

Incident 682-1548 is actually part of a universe wide SCP musical.

On The Seventh Day Of Christmas

Silberescher

On The Seventh Day Of Christmas is a story of a woman who once worked with a researcher named Isaac Chen, nicknamed "Goggles". They were very close; however, during an event related to the primary SCP contained at her facility, he was killed. It devastated her.

Skip reminds Malley of Goggles, and she feels a connection to the thing as a result. Hence Malley's delay of the transfer. But she has no idea that the connection may be more than just mannerisms, as the ending implies.

Parting

Roget

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

Reservoir Skips

Communism will win

The Broken God allows all mechanical, digital, etc. anomalies to communicate, provided you know how. Reservoir Skips actually happened, in a canon that is (for the most part) serious.

SCP-222-J

DrBerggren

The article itself is part of the SCP.

SCP-4357-J

Drewbear

SCP-4357-J actually ISN'T that stupid. It's just incredibly arrogant and has a very low frustration point for what it considers idiocy. And it thinks that someone not knowing the intricate details of demonology and how to summon/restrain/dismiss demons is idiocy.

SCP-5200-J

Roget

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

SCP-6327-j

daveyoufool

SCP-6327-J created the Universe after one of the old gods accidentally left it next to a physics equation.

SCP-7475-J

Gargus

In all likelihood, nobody cares, but SCP-7475-J punched exactly 23 Foundation members.

SCP-7800-J

Roget

Dr. Robert Boyd: Cousin to Dr. Roget, and also the grandson of Director Gillespie. Jealous of the attention showered onto his cousin, who oversaw all of his research, even though he does a ton of the legwork. Currently an obscure researcher, known for the volume of his reports. Takes after his grandfathers work in interviewing SCP objects, and his work includes:

SCP-____-J

Communism will win

SCP-////////-J is not real and Vang is a lazy asshole.

SCP-SCP-J

daveyoufool

SCP-SCP-J is a sadistic, vindictive sociopath and the unhelpful feedback he gives is intentional.

SCP-TTKU-J (which is a thing that kills you)

daveyoufool

SCP-TTKU-J wants to kill you.

Six Letters Addressed to the SCP Foundation (and One Letter Home)

ahbonjour

2118 had a brother who died very young. After he died her household went into such grief that nothing could be done, her mother wouldn't get out of bed, her father spent all his time alone in his office. Her mother said during one of her crying jags "I just wish I could hear his voice again". Someone or something heard her and decided to grant it, by taking away her daughter's voice and replacing it with every dead child's—including her brother's. The first time she spoke in it, her mom flipped out and ran off for a bit. Eventually, of course, she came back, but she never looked at 2118 again. She told the schools 2118 was Deaf and needed to learn ASL. They fought a lot. When the Foundation faked her death and took her away, her mom was sad, of course, but also a little bit relieved. The brother is addressed a little bit in Six Letters Addressed to the SCP Foundation (and One Letter Home).

Skipping Time

Roget

The Boyd/Gillespie/Roget family

Shirley Gillespie: The retired Director of Site-77(or active Director, depending on the time period) she was a highly influential site Director due to the large volume of SCP objects under her jurisdiction. At some point well after her retirement, she was diagnosed with Alzheimers, as seen in I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die. Also anomalized in SCP-2322.

Stanley Gillespie: Shirley's husband, a Foundation interviewer. Featured in Skipping Time.

Supply and Demand

Crayne

Küllo Toome was involved in the same disastrous GRU-P operation that cost Karsten Eiker his sister.

The Parables of Pseudo-Nadox

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In both real life and in the Foundation universe, The Parables of Pseudo-Nadox were adapted from parables from non-Sarkic religions—hence the anonymous foreword.

The Parable of the Lepers and the Three Rich Men is a mashup between the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and the Parable of the Good Samaritan, with the characters of the first and the overall plot of the second (three people pass by someone in need, and only the third person helps him).

The Parable of the Thracian Pilgrims is inspired by the Buddhist Parable of the Magic City, which is about how a guide tricks people into continuing on a journey by showing them an illusion of a magic city.

The Parable of the Men and the Bears is inspired by a saying from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas: "Jesus said, 'Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man.'"

Finally, the Parable of the Burning House is a mashup between the Buddhist Parable of the Burning House, from which it takes its name, and the Fire Sermon, from which it takes its point about suffering.

Naturally, you might ask why there would be a collection of Sarkic parables that reference Christian and Buddhist scriptures when Sarkicism was supposed to have been at its height centuries before those religions even existed. The obvious (but unsatisfying) explanation would be that some well-read Sarkist adapted those parables sometime between the classical era and the modern day. A more interesting explanation would be that the author was affiliated with the Wanderer's Library (hence the "came upon a Way" comment in the Parable of the Thracian Pilgrims) and adapted the Christian and Buddhist scriptures before they were historically written in the Foundation timeline. In that case, the anonymous foreword would have been inserted by some later editor, who wanted to defend the legitimacy of the parables.

Of course, the Scribes of the Horizon Initiative, who curate the Universal Texts, are naturally biased against Sarkicism and went with the first explanation, hence the title "The Parables of Pseudo-Nadox," which implies that the author of the parables was not Nadox. They might (or might not) be right.

S & C Plastics Hub

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The Setting:

You know Welcome to Night Vale, yes? Basically, the premise of that show is that supernatural bullshit has been happening in the titular town for so long that people have become desensitized to it and see it as a part of everyday life; essentially, what should be horrific, like floating lights above the Arby's, the dog park or the glow cloud and a possibly insane city council are all considered facts of life.

Sloth's Pit, Wisconsin, the setting of S & C Plastics, is a lot like that, except the town hasn't gone completely batshit bonkers. People have adapted to life with the supernatural and/or paranormal, yes, but they've also gotten genre savvy enough to know how to deal with it. The SPPD, for instance, gives courses on how to deal with time-traveling criminals, people are taught in school when to expect the strange, but regular, occurrences in Sloth's Pit, such as a weekly gravitational reversal on Main Street, and the study of the occult is a core part of the curriculum in this town, due to the fact that a new secret society pops up and disbands once every few months.

They work together fairly well with Site 87, to the point that some members of the site have been given keys to the city for their excellence in helping the town through major crises.

The Nexus:

Every Nexus has a particular center, whether conceptual or an actual object. One Nexus I'm working on has a theme of family, with the town being run by four clans of reality benders, and another is a hotbed of anomalous diseases that has to be quarantined through a joint effort of the CDC and Foundation.

The center of Sloth's Pit is stories. Everything that happens in Sloth's Pit, at least, outside of Site 87, happens for the sake of trying to make a good story. A lot of the characters in the series are actually stories that have been brought to life somehow, those being the Local Legends such as the Goatman and Hook-Handed man. These things told depending on what stories are told about them, with stories being told in closer proximity affecting them more.

There are one or two exceptions; for instance, with the publication of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the Hook-Handed man pretty much has a consistent form, that being the form of a war veteran who had his hand blown off some time during WWI and had it replaced with a hook as a prosthesis before getting shellshock and being put in an asylum. This is why most of the Legends keep themselves shrouded in hearsay and rumor, only occasionally popping out to scare people to keep their story strong.

The Legends also haven't killed anyone in about 40 years, at least, not intentionally. There was an incident in 1976 which resulted in the death of several children, and since then, they have vowed to never take the life of an innocent, and if they maim someone, they do their damnedest to undo the damage.

The Adventures of Lord Blackwood, Explorer and Gentleman

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I can't speak to what Djoric intended when he created the character, but for the purposes of my tales Lord Blackwood was once human, and the stories are things that actually happened to him. I personally haven't decided which of the following possibilities I consider to be true;

1) Lord Blackwood was somehow transformed into a slug
2) Lord Blackwood is a were-slug who's lost his ability to change form
3) The slug is an impostor and the real Lord Blackwood is lost in another dimension

The Grove of Exiles

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  • Eshu is Named and can be Named, so therefore is not one of the Children. Midnight's speculation is only half wrong, however, as he is indeed responsible for the Day of Flowers. He is also named after a trickster diety in the Yoruba religion not dissimilar to Loki before the whole Baldur thing went down.
  • Claire Wythers obtained knowledge of how to enter SCP-4000 not by reading about it but from a native entity. She spent much of the late 70s and early 80s as its puppet, inadvertently tricking various individuals into visiting SCP-4000 and Naming entities within, until she joined the Serpent's Hand.
  • Speaking of Dr. Wythers, GOC High Command knows she's ex-Serpent's Hand, and that she's been to the Wanderer's Library before. The GOC has repeatedly tried to obtain information from her regarding the Library, but she refuses to divulge any. She is head of the Thaumatic Division of PTOLEMY just as much to keep an eye on her as she is for her extensive knowledge on the subject.

Tuesday, 11am, Conference Room Three

Mr Carbon

The Boyd/Gillespie/Roget family

Agent Lis Boyd: Sibling to Dr. Boyd, a Foundation field agent known for preferring solo missions, and isn't close to anyone in the family outside of her brother. The SCP objects she has aided in containing include:

She has also been in the following reports:

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