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Stuff I Am Actively Working On:
Item #: SCP-1987
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1987 is to be contained in a standard secure storage locker at Site-27 and may only be accessed for testing purposes with the approval of Researcher McBride or the site director. To prevent unnecessary wear and tear of SCP-1987-1, tests are only to be conducted using a CD backup which is stored with SCP-1987-1.
SCP-1987 is deemed safe for storage at off-site Foundation data center 17 and as such, the on-site director may request replacement copies from Level 3 personnel at that facility in the event Site-27's copy becomes non-functional.
SCP-1987-2 is stored with SCP-1987 and follows the same procedure as SCP-1987-1. Data from SCP-1987-1 and 2 may be stored on the same disk for convenience.
Due to the sensitive public nature of the events surrounding SCP-1987 and the potential fallout from the release of that information, access for any and all purposes is restricted to Level 2 personnel and D-Class personnel adherent to a regular termination schedule.
SCP-1987 is a 30 minute long recording recovered from the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) in the wreckage of ███████████████████ Flight ████ on █/█/19██, and the CVR itself is designated as SCP-1987-1. At this time, research on SCP-1987-1 indicates that the CVR does not display any behavior beyond that of a standard ███ brand CVR produced at the time of the incident. SCP-1987-2 is the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and similarly does not display abnormal characteristics other than data it has recorded. Due to numerous oversights in the recovery process, the other debris of the Ilyushin Il-62M aircraft was recovered by a local agency before it could be taken into foundation custody, and was then transferred to the airline's insurance company, which had the wreckage destroyed. SCP-1987-X-1 and X-2 consists of a false FDR and CVR provided to local authorities to cover the unique nature of the crash.
The first 26 minutes 17 seconds of SCP-1987 consists of vocalizations of standard in-flight procedure and casual conversation between the captain and first officer. At approximately 26 minutes 18 seconds the cockpit crew indicates a feeling of unease, and at 27 minutes 14 seconds the crew can no longer be heard. The FDR simultaneously indicates that the aircraft has ascended from 11,000 ft. (3,352.8m) to 65,535 ft. (19,175m). Assuming those readings are accurate in the least, such a transition would have resulted in the near-instant death of everyone onboard. Given that 65,535 is the maximum value of a 16-bit integer, the current theory is that the FDR stopped recording accurate altitude at this time, and that the aircraft was actually at a greater altitude.
At 29 minutes and 3 seconds an unidentified sound begins and continues until the end of the recording. Listening to this sound produces SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects. Any listener who hears any portion of this sound will immediately disappear for 57 seconds, after which they reappear with injuries consistent with what is presently assumed to be a plane crash.
Portions of this transcript have been translated to English. RT = Radio Transmission CAPT = Captain F/O = First Officer TWR = █████████████ Airport Tower Controller CAM = Cockpit Area Microphone UNK M = Unknown male voice UNK F = Unknown female voice ? = Uncertain source 26:14 F/O The ██████ keeper screwed up. You can't [seriously] believe that █████████ was capable of such a thing. 26:16 CAPT I believe it. You haven't been paying attention if you think differently. 26:18 F/O [Wow], what's that? 26:20 CAM [Sound of flipping switch] 26:25 CAPT Really bad. █████████████, this is ███ Flight ████, requesting emergency landing. 26:30 RT TWR Hold, ████ 26:32 F/O Is it that bad? 26:35 CAPT Yes. 26:42 RT TWR Runway █ from the ██ is clear. Do you need emergency crews on the ground? 26:44 CAPT This is ████, copy, tower. We'll try for █. Yes, we will be coming in [hard]. 26:47 F/O What is that thing? 27:48 CAM [13 seconds of ambient noise] 28:00 F/O We're not going to make it. 28:03 CAPT No. 28:05 F/O I knew it. 28:10 CAPT ████, tower. We're not going to make it. 28:13 RT TWR ████, say again? 28:17 CAM [Sound of rattling] 28:19 CAM Navigation System: PULL UP [woop, woop] 28:21 CAM Navigation System: PULL UP [woop, woop] 28:23 CAM Navigation System: PULL UP [woop, woop] 28:24 CAPT Lindsay, I love you. 28:25 CAM Navigation System: PULL UP [woop, woop] 28:27 F/O Shit, it's over. 28:29 CAM? [34 seconds of complete silence] 29:03 UNK M They all survive 29:07 UNK F We all survive 29:11 UNK M They all survive 29:13 UNK F Unfortunately 29:16 CAM? [sound analogous to the vocalizations of a whale heard until end of recording]
Despite the claims of the unknown voices at the end of the recording, the remains of all ███ victims of the crash were accounted for and returned to their families for burial.
Stuff I May Do Someday:
The survival of our organization and by extension the entire human race relies upon keeping secrets. "Secret" is often considered a dirty word, but without secrets, most people would be reduced to paranoid shells, afraid to do anything for fear of what could happen. This is the way of things, and for the most part it has worked well.
Rumors have been circulating that there was recently an on-site tactical nuclear detonation in response to a containment breach at Area-171. I've come to you with this message to inform you this is true. As a combined result of failure to follow procedure and our own hubris, Area-171 suffered a catastrophic containment breach that ultimately resulted in a combined 1,844 Foundation and civilian casualties, some confirmed and others just assumed.
This is not a time for secrets. We will be honest with you: this event has unleashed a storm we will be struggling to fight for years, maybe decades to come. As such, the O5 council has agreed to release the mostly-complete records of SCP-XXXX and Incident XXXX-5A as training material to all personnel Level 4 and above. This material is to be used in any and all capacity to train Level 3 staff, who will then use those lessons in directing their own staff to assure an event like XXXX-5A will never happen again.
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]
Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: Foundation web crawler software is to continuously scan the Internet looking for any mention of SCP-XXXX's full name, particularly focusing on political web sites and blogs. Foundation computer virus XXXX-A7B (a.k.a. "wedjat32.exe") is to be regularly propagated to government computers, especially those in departments which would contain data related to election registration. [[Note to self: flesh out the details of how one could realistically put computer viruses on so many computers without detection, and list specific types of election-related documents to look for.]] SCP-XXXX's name is pre-programmed into the software by Level 4 software engineers, and no personnel before Level 4 may know SCP-XXXX's name (and only then when said personnel is directly assigned to SCP-XXXX.)
In the event SCP-XXXX enters an election, The Foundation must immediately support the opposing candidate. As legitimate politics will ultimately always fail against SCP-XXXX, personnel are authorized to use any means possible to secure victory, including but not limited to voter fraud, intimidation, and [[something else…?]] The budget available for the "campaign" is proportional to the importance of the election. [[i.e. if it's town dog catcher you get a pat on the back and an "atta boy" and if it's Governor of Texas you get millions (I should clarify this better)]]
If SCP-XXXX loses an election, Foundation personnel are to purge any government databases of legal documents related to SCP-XXXX's candidacy or existence.
If SCP-XXXX wins an election, Foundation personnel are to neutralize any individuals who fall under the powers of the office of SCP-XXXX. Methods up to an including execution [[oh gawd, the dreaded "find a different word than "terminated"…]] are authorized.
Description: SCP-XXXX is a non-existent political candidate named ███████ ███████. At random intervals, SCP-XXXX will appear as a candidate in elections in [[what is theorized to be]] anywhere in the United States and some parts of Canada. Despite not being an actual person, all proper documentation to run for an election will be filed with [[whoever is responsible for that sort of thing]] and government databases will indicate SCP-XXXX has a complete history, including birth certificate. These documents appear to be legitimate and as such attempts to expose the candidate as a fraud are a waste of time. [[Well that wasn't clinical at all]]
SCP-XXXX runs on a platform researches have concluded is the most popular platform for the voter demographic. Without external influence by the foundation, SCP-XXXX will in theory win 100% of the time. As such, the opposition candidate (or opposition plant) should be considered of little importance, with containment emphasis being on non-conventional means of achieving victory.
SCP-XXXX runs ads on television, in print, and online. The funding for these ads is reported to come from ███████ █████ Corporation and is valid currency for the nation the ads are being run in.
SCP-XXXX appears in its own ads as well as on local news [[or national news, as the case may be]]. Reporters who interview the non-existing SCP-XXXX candidate show abnormal behavior prior to delivering their story and/or tapes to their editor or producer. (outlined in [[blah blah Observation Log whatever]]) [[Also, this is a big place I could blow the whole thing with non-realism. I gotta really think here]] The image of SCP-XXXX appears to coincide with the most populous demographic in the voting population. [[or not, I'll think about it.]]
If SCP-XXXX loses the election, SCP-XXXX's effects will immediately cease. [[um… yeah, I'll elaborate somehow I guess]]
If SCP-XXXX wins the election, any individuals who would then be under the power of that office are under control of SCP-XXXX. [[actually it should only happen when he's officially inaugurated… shit, how will that work?]] Although SCP-XXXX's office is empty and there is no tangible human form of SCP-XXXX present (see [[some fucking document 1901-B-Hippopotomus]]) individuals in the service of SCP-XXXX believe they receive directives from SCP-XXXX on a daily basis, and will carry out those directives to the best of their ability. For a period of 3 to 6 months, SCP-XXXX will be an exemplary leader and whatever he oversees will prosper as well as is possible. After that point, SCP-XXXX will
[[I'm not even going to first draft what comes next… It's possibly the crux of this whole article, and it cannot be done without a lot of serious thought on it. It should be… interesting? Horrifying? We'll see]]
Comments from IRC: <TheAlly> my main question is how they can be under the control of someone who doesn't exist
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