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Sketched SCPs(by Working Title)
Item #: SCP-SNUFF
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-SNUFF-1 must be kept in a 3 x 3 x 3m cell with minimum living conditions. 1 x 1 x 2m cell encased within a solid concrete cube with at least 20m side. Video and audio transmission equipment must be installed for interviews and monitoring.
Any other instance of SCP-SNUFF is to be neutralized on sight with tranquilizer guns and Dr. A████████ is to be contacted in that case. The other members of the crew are to be contained in the same fashion as SCP-SNUFF-1.
SCP-SNUFF-12 is to be neutralized, tranquilized and transferred immediately to facility ██ if sighted. Until more information is gathered about its unusual translocation abilities, it shall be kept sedated at all times.
Description: SCP-SNUFF is a group of 12 almost identical humanoids, 6' tall, that travel together as a crew. SCP-SNUFF-2 through 12 wear black leather overcoats with high collar upturned, black male pants, long shoes(est. size 16, male) and a black bowler hat. Their hands are covered with white cotton gloves and their faces are covered with a round white plaster mask with no features whatsoever except for two round holes for the eyes, behind which nothing is visible. SCP-SCNUFF-1 dressed in a similar way, but is significantly taller and dons a top hat instead of a bowler hat. The plaster mask of #1 also features a long and acute protuberance in the middle that resembles a beak or a very long nose. Upon examination of SCP-SNUFF-1, it is known that under all the clothing, the SCP-SNUFF individual resembles a pale human being with subnormal BFP, acute kyphosis and abnormally long toes and fingers. Behind the plaster mask of SCP-SNUFF-01 [DATA EXPUNGED]. The same is assumed to be the case for all the other creatures.
SCP-SNUFF identifies themselves as a film crew, composed of:
- 1 Director ("Boss")
- 4 Carriers, usually seen hauling, loading or unloading two heavy metal trunks containing antiquated, but otherwise seemingly normal filming equipment and a portable editing table[?];
- 2 Cameramen
- 1 Sound Engineer
- 1 Lighting Specialist [?]
- 1 Editor
- 1 Mechanic
- 1 "The Shipper"
The SNUFF crew always travels together, and have been sighted as they literally appear and disappear into the night. Their MO consists in first kidnapping a seemingly random person and later on — from 2 to 12 days later — contact another person in an isolated location, usually graveyards, abandoned warehouses and tunnels, the whole area set up with the crew's equipment as if it is a movie set. The kidnapped person(subject A) will be presented to the contacted individual(subject B) and the crew will propose B the chance to terminate A in any fashion they prefer, as long as the crew is allowed to capture it in film. After the deed is done, the editor creates a videotape from the footage and the shipper sends the object away with unknown teleporting powers, the same ones used to appear and disappear quietly. Details of the MO of the SNUFF crew were gathered from various interviews transcripted below and rare reports of sightings and encounters. The people involved were administered Class C amnesiacs after the reports were collected.
To this moment, only SCP-SNUFF-1 was contained, and is to be kept under heavy vigilance until the whole group is found and eliminated.
Incident SNUFF-01 - Containment of SCP-SNUFF-1:
After a 3-month patrol surrounding other appearance sites of SCP-SNUFF, the crew was sighted leaving the scene at the ████████ graveyard, in [REDACTED], where [DATA EXPUNGED]. The agents in charge could see SCP-SNUFF-12 was already in the process of "shipping" a tape with what is presumed to be the result of that night's activities, when Agent ██████ opened fire against them. The mounted spotlights were turned off and the crew hastily put their equipment inside the trunks and prepared to leave under fire of the agents, who were now approaching quickly. Presumably. no shots hit either a member of the crew or the equipment, but it was not possible to assess that matter.
Half a minute later, the crew was ready and the "Shipper" started their departure ritual. It was then that Agent ██████ sprinted and tackled SCP-SNUFF-1 to the ground, rolling downhill and colliding with a gravestone. The remainder of the crew either did not take notice or was unable to stop the ritual, as they left without their Boss. [REDACTED] Surrounded by gun-toting Foundation agents, SCP-SNUFF-1 raised its hands and surrendered peacefully, agreeing to be taken into containment, but did not say a single word.
Agents ███████████ and ██████ were left at the place in case the rest of the crew came back to look for their missing member. After a 72-hour wait, no sign of the crew was sighted and the search was abandoned.
No trace of █████ ████████████, the only other person present, who fled during the turbulent encounter of the crew with the Foundation, was left, either. The corpse of ███████████ ███████ was taken for autopsy.
SCP-SNUFF-1 entered the examination room at ██:██ on day ██-██-████ followed by two security guards and Dr. A███████, who insisted to be present during the procedure. The individual was told to sit on the examination table and the routine procedure began. The subject agreed to cooperate.
The subject was stripped first of its overcoat, revealing a silk button-up shirt with long sleeves, also meticulously buttoned on the wrists. Upon stripping it of its pants, the examination crew was able to finally have a glimpse of its skin as the legs became visible. It is gray and covered in freckles and scab-like non-descript bumps, concentrated over the kneecaps. It was also wearing silk boxers and long socks, that were taken off soon afterwards. [REDACTED] The naked back was covered by large quitinous plaques that made the subjects kyphosis look even more acute. These slates were seen to move constantly in rhythmic fashion, revealing red flesh-like matter under it for a second or so with each movement, then hiding it once again. [REDACTED] Under the top hat, the subject seems is hairless, with a very short skull and no visible outer ears, only two holes presumed to be the inner ears. The plaster mask, tied up with a single nylon string, covers most of the subject's head. As the crew's hands approach the mask, respiration movement becomes faster and the subject jerks slightly. The mask came off easily and [DATA EXPUNGED]
[DATA EXPUNGED] cleaned up and the place properly sterilized, SCP-SNUFF-1 was taken back with its mask reattached. It apologized profusely before sitting back on the table for examination.
[REDACTED] Sthetoscopic examination of the chest reveals a heart is present, but there's little sound of breathing. [REDACTED] Upon auscutation of the back plaques, a rasp breathing sound was heard from inside. Bowel movement was heard inside the abdomen.
[REDACTED] The subject has no visible sexual organs or any kind of genitalia whatsoever.
Post-Examination Report, by Dr. A███████
We've learned a good lot about SCP-SNUFF, if we presume all the others are like SNUFF-1. We still need to capture SNUFF-12 to research however it achieves its powers of teleportation, assuming they are in any way physiological or even reproducible by human means.
Also, here's a memo: keep SNUFF's mask on all the times. No kidding.
The following are excerpts from various interviews between Dr. A. and SCP-SNUFF-1 between ██-██-201█ and ██-██-2012.
Dr. A: I think we should start with names. Mine is Dr. A███████.
SNUFF: Pleased, doctor. They call me "Boss".
Dr. A: It's a pleasure. I'd like to know what you are, and what you do.
"Boss": We are filmmakers. We make documentaries. We were sent to document you people. We make films, send back, they love it and ask for more.
Dr. A: Who sent you?
Dr. A: That means… they want to come?
"Boss": No. They like to watch. That's why they sent us.
Dr. A: And again, what are you?
"Boss": Filmmakers. I said already.
Dr. A: I know. I want to know what you are, not what you do.
"Boss": We are what we do, doctor. Filmmakers. Like our parents and parents of our parents. All filmmakers.
Dr. A: Tell me about your crew, please.
"Boss": We are fully equipped. Carriers, technician, editor, cameras… they are all very good and well trained. I am no exception. The shipper, too, is very good. He sends films to the audience. Very important. But no more important than the director. That's me.
Dr. A: This "shipper"… how does he send your films away?
"Boss": I do not know. Nobody knows, only the shippers. They have this trade secret they pass along. I don't understand. I'm just a director.
Dr. A: I see… and he sends the crew away the same way?
"Boss": Yes. In and out. We travel through [REDACTED] or something, he said once. I don't really understand.
Dr. A: So… you think your crew might be looking for you?
"Boss": Probably. They can't make a movie without the director. I write the scripts, too.
Dr. A: And… do you think they can find you?
"Boss": Maybe. Didn't yet, anyway.
Dr. A: I see…
After this interview, Dr. A requested alterations to SCP-SNUFF-1's containment procedures. The subject complied without trouble.
Dr. A: How long have you been doing this?
"Boss": A million… a million and a half days or so. I lost count.
Dr. A: That's… amazing. Where did you get this filming equipment, then?
"Boss": [REDACTED] That's why it's so good: it's born that way.
Dr. A: So, all this time, and no do-overs?
"Boss": No. Flawless record. One take, is all.
Dr. A: How do you do it?
"Boss": We say "do it". They do.
Dr. A: …There must be something to it. Hypnosis? Control of mind waves? Priming?
"Boss": We say "do it". We just say. We don't force. We just tell them and they do it.
Dr. A: This… is uncanny.
"Boss": We could say "jump", I don't know if they jump. If they feel like, maybe…
Dr. A: I'd like to test that. If you don't mind.
"Boss": I won't.
Dr. A: Good. I'd like to end this for today. Thanks for the information.
"Boss": No problem. (pause) Doctor?
Dr. A: Yes?
"Boss": It is very tight in here.
Dr. A: I know. It's temporary. (pause) I'm sorry.
"Boss": I see.
Tests realized later with randomized D-class personnel to figure SCP-SNUFF's method of supposed mind control failed not only for a "do it" command, but for any command at all. Subjects didn't report any abnormal inclination to obey. When asked about it SCP-SNUFF-1 replied "Actors no good. I'd choose others." Its request to choose subjects for subsequent tests was denied.