Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: All sites affected by SCP-XXX are to be acquired by the Foundation, with a suitable cover established. Civilians attempting to enter the site are to be discouraged, preferably within the boundaries of local law; trespassers are to be administered a class-C amnesiac.
In light of Experiment Log 2, armed personnel are to be stationed by entries into affected sites.
Description: SCP-XXX is a spatial phenomenon wherein a collection of rooms are looped on themselves. In all cases found, this is by means of a series of doors appearing in the walls, all in a straight line, such that it is possible to walk forwards and end up at the starting position. The alteration to the rooms does not affect neighbouring rooms and floors. There is as of yet no known explanation for the appearance of this phenomenon.
SCP-XXX-01 is a cell-block within Sector 19, and the first example of the SCP-XXX phenomenon encountered by the Foundation. It was constructed with the intent of housing class-D personnel, and fulfilled that purpose until ██/██/████, when several D-classes breached containment in an escape attempt. The investigation into the incident led to the discovery that a series of doors had appeared in the cell-block, leading into rooms on the opposite side of the corridor. It was quickly established that the layout of the building did not support this addition, and that the rooms were following a non-standard geometry.
Since the incident, ██ further such examples of the phenomenon have been discovered, with ██% of these in a 500-mile radius of Sector 17. One notable example was found within the western wing of the [REDACTED] legislative palace; in this instance, the Foundation was unable to acquire the affected site, and local authorities proved intractable and hostile when recommendations on security were made. The matter was resolved six months later, in a violent coup which saw the destruction of the building, resulting in [DATA EXPUNGED] was eventually contained by Mobile Task Forces Rho-8 and Pi-1, supported by the rebel forces.
Experiment Log 1
D-XXX-294 was given a head-mounted camera and instructed to walk through the doors of SCP-XXX-01. Subject expressed doubts as to the possibility of the phenomenon, but followed orders. Subject successfully navigated the rooms, expressing alarm and surprise to discover himself at his starting point. Video footage and internal measuring devices show that the subject did not deviate noticeably from a straight line, but nevertheless emerged on the other side of the corridor; the anomaly is confirmed.
This experiment was intended to provide a baseline for comparison with other experiments - though, given the single property of the phenomenon, I am unsure as to how we will be able to test it. - Dr Jung
Experiment Log 2
D-XXX-295 was instructed to repeat the above instructions for as long as he felt able. Water and food were made available, and the subject was told that he was to stop only when either instructed to or upon reaching exhaustion.
Subject showed a normal appetite for the exertion, and continued for 205 iterations, whereupon the subject reacted with confusion on fetching his water. He claimed that Researcher Taylor had previously had black hair, whereas she now had blonde hair. At no point during the experiment had Taylor dyed her hair, and colleagues claim that she has had the same hair colour for nine months. Taylor admitted that she had considered colouring her hair black that morning, but chose not to. Examination of the subject's recording indeed showed Taylor with black hair until the 205th iteration. On further examination, other small differences between iterations were noted. The experiment was called to an immediate end.
I take it back. Further testing is necessary. - Dr Jung
Experiment Log 3
A robotic probe was programmed to recognise and open the doors of SCP-XXX-01, and fitted with a camera. Recharging facilities were made available in the corridor, to be automatically accessed when the probe was under 5% charge. The camera was fitted with a [REDACTED]-locking chip, resonating with a computer within the corridor in the first iteration. This experiment differs from Experiment 2, as it intends to relay information to the first iteration, whereas Experiment 2 passed information down to further iterations.
The film displayed approximately six hundred hours worth of footage, approximating to [REDACTED] iterations. Analysis of the recording has shown the following iterations to be of note:
- 213 - the first immediately-noticeable difference (Dr Jung is wearing a red tie);
- 704 - Researcher Taylor is absent, and does not appear again until:
- 1061 - Researcher Taylor reappears, but her identity pass declares her a doctor;
- [REDACTED] - the research team appear to be under attack; Dr Jung has been shot in the chest.
- [REDACTED] - the research team have disappeared; the wall is covered in blood. The following symbols can be seen in the blood: [DATA EXPUNGED]
- [REDACTED] - the research team [DATA EXPUNGED] facial features.
I do not believe that anything can be established by further experimentation. - Dr Jung
Addendum XXX-01: Researcher Taylor has been administered a class-B amnesiac and admitted to the psychiatric ward following a breakdown. Similar events on the part of other viewers of the unedited Experiment 2 footage have prompted an end to experimentation on SCP-XXX, and the transferral of all sites to security personnel. The breakdowns are believed to be non-paranormal in nature.
Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Safe/Euclid/Keter (indicate which class)
Special Containment Procedures: [Paragraphs explaining the Procedures]
Description: [Paragraphs explaining the Description]
Addendum: [Optional additional paragraphs]
++++ SCP ESSAY:
The Foundation does not have unlimited resources. The Foundation does not have unlimited power. The reason for this is that the Foundation is… well, only human, and the operational resources available to it are only based on what human science can replicate.
"Are you kidding me?" I hear you cry. "You have over a thousand creepy things with all sorts of strange powers, you're telling me you couldn't use them to take over the world if you wanted to?"
Well, we probably could - but what exactly would that achieve? We would be dependent on SCPs to remain in power. The things that we've locked away from sight for years because they are a threat to the planet. We can't understand them, and in many cases we can barely keep them locked up. You tell me if that sounds like a good foundation for a world government. Besides which, using them as our backers would inevitably result in a leak, exposing the existence of SCPs to the public. You think the Church of the Broken God is bad, wait until you see some of the things that'd sprout up when it's not just nutcases who believe in the supernatural. We would be forced to tackle a whole new range of problems while simultaneously weakening the restrictions on some of our most dangerous SCPs. XK!
Not that we don't rely on some SCPs to an extent - 500 is extremely useful, and 148 is almost vital to psychic protection. But you will note that in both cases, and in other situations where SCPs are used as a Foundation resource, access and acceptable usage is heavily regulated. Given what happened to 076-2, this is not unreasonable.
THE UTOPIA BEACON
Originally: computer-controlled locking system, manual overrides prohibited. All strikethrough'd. Now clockwork system.
UTOPIA BECKONS. LEAVE THE TROUBLED WORLD BEHIND. WE AWAIT YOU ALL.
SALVATION HAS BEEN FOUND. UTOPIA IS AN END TO WAR. UTOPIA IS AN END TO WANT.
"Utopia beckons! When do we depart?"
"I'm sorry, sir, but as far as we can tell the entity is several hundred light-years away."
Subject has requisitioned pencils and paper. Request is granted; subject begins work on a new project.
"Utopia beckons! When do we depart?" *presents researchers with plans for a [REDACTED] drive ship.*
"We will… need to review this." *reviewing happens, WTF, THIS MAKES SENSE*
"How did you learn how to create these plans, sir?"
Christian subject exposed. Interprets Utopia as Heaven, calls on researchers to join him in Rapture. EEG shows unusual brainwave patterns. Falls to the floor, convulses; appears to simultaneously undergo sexual climax and void himself.
Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be kept in the possession of the currently-assigned D-class, in an Indigo-security cell. At no point is the owner allowed to grant, loan, barter or in any way change or attempt to change the ownership of SCP-XXX without the explicit written permission of the researcher in charge.
SCP-XXX was formerly public knowledge, and its apparent disappearance since being acquired by the Foundation has been the subject of heavy media attention. As such, any non-Foundation personnel called in to contribute to research should be dosed with the appropriate class of amnesiac before being returned.
SCP-XXX-01 specimens are to be kept under heavy sedation outside of tests. Their containment areas must be kept fully lit at all times.
Description: SCP-XXX is a white-gold violet-sapphire necklace. The sapphire has been assessed at [xxx] carats, proving the gem to be an unusually large specimen. Attempts to discover the composition of the necklace by standard means have been inconclusive; in one such test, the results appeared to be 75% gold and [xx]% platinum. Independent experts have estimated the alloy to be a 3:1 ratio between gold and platinum.
SCP-XXX appears to have a way of recognising its "owner" - either the first person to touch it when it is without an owner, or someone to whom the previous owner has granted it. The owner invariably feels drawn to SCP-XXX, claiming that it has finally made its way home, and that its history (see below) has been an attempt to reach the owner. The owner will feel reluctant to part with it, but will not act irrationally to protect it - they will surrender it under threats of physical force, for example. When ownership is transferred to another person, the previous owner will usually feel relief, in some cases seconds after they were forced at
Records of SCP-XXX claim it to have a history reaching back to the 1800s, when it was one of the Napoleonic crown jewels, worn by Empress Josephine. However, these records only date back to the 1920s, when it appeared on the American social scene, finding its way between various socialites. The SCP exhibited none of its unusual properties until 1972, when it was purchased by [REDACTED].