Interview Room 2 First Draft
Item #: scp-xxxx

Object Class: safe

Special containment procedures

An armed perimeter is to be maintained around the abandoned mining town of [redacted] redesignated site 22. An armed guard is to be posted outside the police station housing the anomaly. The anomaly itself will produce cassette tapes designated scp-xxxx-1, only 05 level personnel will be allowed to listen to the tapes due to the anomaly's ability to counteract the effects of class A amnesiacs. No special containment measures are required for the anomaly itself but due to its possible strategic usefulness all efforts must be made to ensure that it remains under Foundation control.


scp-xxxx is housed in the abandoned police station on site 22, it is a room measuring 4 metres by 6 metres with blue painted walls lit by a single fluorescent light. There seems to be two-way mirror at the far end of the room. it should be noted that the far end of the room is apparently the exterior wall of the building. The room itself is furnished with a table of laminated plywood and steel construction with two foam padded chairs placed either side. On the table there are two empty glasses, a jug and a tape recorder manufactured by the – corporation, according to their catalogue this model was produced between 1988 and 1991, it should be noted that the town was abandoned in 1976. The door to the room is of laminated plywood with a plain stainless steel handle, there is a plastic sign on the door that reads “Interview Room 2” and a sign underneath that reads vacant. There Is no Interview Room 1 anywhere in the building.

The anomalous properties of the room become apparent when entered by a person, the door will close behind them and the sign will change from vacant to in use. After two hours the subject will emerge for the room, go to the toilets to relieve such bodily functions as may be necessary and ask for food. When asked what happened in the room the subject will respond that the detective is “Just asking some questions.” When pressed on the identity of this “detective” the subject will become confused as to its apparent age, build and even ethnicity. The subject will always refer to the entity as male and does remember that it has blue eyes. When asked where the “detective” came from the subject will simply reply that “he came from the other room.” There are no other entrances to interview room 2.

After 30 minutes the subject will get up and return to the room at which point the door will close behind them and the interrogation will continue. This pattern will repeat itself for ten hours composed of four two-hour interrogation sessions interspersed by a “morning break” of thirty minutes, an hour long “lunch break” and another half hour “evening break”. At the end of the day's interrogation the subject will vacate the room, enter one of the cells and go to sleep for 8 hours. When they awake the process will continue. The room is seemingly only able to process one “suspect” at a time and the breaks provide ample opportunity to investigate it.

No foundation personnel in the building have ever attempted to disrupt the interrogation in any way, they will always claim that such a thought never occurred to them, even if they were ordered to do so. Due to their outstanding records and the apparent memetic properties of the anomaly no disciplinary action has been brought for this insubordination.

The tapes recovered in addition to interviews with subjects provide the following impression of the interrogation process. It seems that the entity known as the detective will ask the subject about every “crime” they have comitted from their earliest memories of childhood right through to the beginning of the interview. Crime in this context does not necessarily refer to something illegal, but rather something contrary to the moral code of the entity. The subject will begin to express deep regret about all actions discussed, even those that they strongly believed to be right before the interrogation. Over time the subject will be overcome with feelings of guilt and become less and less responsive to verbal interraction.

Due to the number of infractions that a person can commit throughout their lifetime the interview process can take months or even years. At the conclusion the subject will report that they signed a confession and express a desire to be taken home. Once at home the subject will remove all possessions that can be considered luxuries from their dwelling and confine themselves to a single room for most of each day, they will also only admit visitors on certain days and for certain periods of time. They become prisoners in their own home.

A single casette tape designated scp-xxx-x can be retrieved from the room, the only voice audible on the tape is that of the subject.

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