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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The perimeter of SCP-XXXX is to be monitored by at least 10 Foundation personnel. SCP-XXXX is to be closed to the public, and any entity attempting to enter SCP-XXXX is to be captured and administered Class A amnestics. Any entity exiting SCP-XXXX-1 (hereforth referred to as SCP-XXXX-2) is to be brought to Site-113 for further interrogation prior to similar amnestic treatment. Non-sentient objects are to be returned to their original owners by anonymous mail.

Any D-Class personnel entering SCP-XXXX-1 are to be administered amnestics immediately after their return. Any testing from non-D-class personnel directly on SCP-XXXX-1 is not permitted, per the vote of the Foundation Ethics Committee.

Description: SCP-XXXX, formerly known as Wodock Fields, is a baseball field located adjacent to Carmel Elementary School in Carmel, Indiana. It is the former home to Carmel Elementary School's Little League baseball team. It is outfitted with simplistic batting cages, four baseball diamonds and a football field.

When any object, regardless of its properties, breaches a speed of 10 miles per hour, it is transported to SCP-XXXX-1, a hypothesized pocket dimension. SCP-XXXX-1's properties are currently under study. Entities entering SCP-XXXX-1 return to SCP-XXXX. This reentry can take anywhere from 3 minutes to 9 weeks.

Addendum XXXX.1: Objects Recovered from SCP-XXXX-1

Object Description Time Since Entry
13 Baseballs Simple baseballs of varying brand. Approx. 1 week (average)
Baseball Bat Constructed out of oak. 2 days
Quadcopter Custom-built; running "Betaflight" software, with a XM Plus radio reciever. Was disabled before any control link was possible from the owner. 5 days
Pill Bottle Contains 5 Aspirin pills. 1 week, 2 days
Water bottle 550mL, filled to 119mL. 3 days

Addendum XXXX.2: Post-Recovery Interview Log, SCP-XXXX-2A

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX-2A

Interviewer: Dr. Jacob Sandy, SCP-XXXX Level 3 Researcher

Foreword: SCP-XXXX-2A is the first humanoid to be recovered from within SCP-XXXX-1. He is a 41 year old human male, claiming to be a former Little League coach.

<Begin Log, 2018-01-14>

Dr. Sandy: Can you please describe your time in SCP-XXXX-1?

SCP-XXXX-2A: I'm not sure I want to. Why do you need to know?

Sandy: The information here will be beneficial to preventing anyone from ever entering dash-one again. Also keep in mind that nothing you say here can be held against you, and you will never be reminded again of this event.

2A: Gaaaah- fuck, fine.

2A: Everything was moving. Aside from the things in the field, everything was moving. I was the only one stationed still; as if I was the reference point.

Sandy: So -1 was like our world?

2A: Aside from everything's movement, it was indistinguishable. Nobody was present there, but all of civilization remained. I was initially in shock; I lied there for a full day on the ground, with nothing but a few baseballs that kept vanishing.

Sandy: What did you do once you came to terms with your situation?

2A: I waited. I would be in India one night, and the UK the next. Sometimes I'd spend whole days over the ocean. I saw collapsed civilizations, and I saw those that were prospering. I sampled cuisine from every country. I saw every house. I finally felt happy. I saw the world as it is — in a state of permanent equilibrium. The good and the bad cancel.

SCP-XXXX-2A pauses a moment.

2A: I can't go back to this. I want to go back. Please let me go back.

Sandy: Whoa now—

2A: I can't go back. I can't do this. Please. Please let me go back. I don't want to live in this world. I don't want to. Please. Please let me go back. PLEASE.

<End Log, 2018-01-14>

Closing Statement: SCP-XXXX-2A was administered Class A amnestics and returned to his place of residence.

Below are utter failures of a skip. Tread with caution.

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SCP-8941-J, containing SCP-8941-J-1.

Item #: SCP-8941-J

Object Class: Safe Apollyon

Odor Class: Stinky

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-8941-J is to be contained on Researcher Munroe's desk, in a shoebox

as far away from Researcher Munroe as physically possible

nested in 50 garbage cans outside of a homeless shelter

SCP-8941-J is to be contained in a solid state vacuum in the basement of the headquarters of 101.5 "The Hammer" FM. Those currently staffed there should be administered amnestics if the basement is discovered. Machinery should be set up to measure the quality of the air in the area, and if a sudden drop is detected, MTF-Beta-7 ("Maz Hatters") should be deployed to the location with extensive chemical protection. Seven armed guards should be present at any time to prevent any sapient or insapient being from interacting with SCP-8941-J to prevent SCP-8941-J-1 from seeping out, due to its primary effect. Per an Ethics Committee vote, any testing or research on SCP-8941-J is forbidden, including any interaction via D-Class personnel, due to ethical concerns from SCP-8941-J-1's primary effect. 17-0 vote, confirmed by ███████. Following these containment procedures is of critical importance, as the prolonged effects of SCP-8941-J-1 exposure are as of yet unknown, and are likely to result in a GK-Class End-of-my-Sense-of-Smell scenario.

Description: SCP-8941-J is a small bag created out of PET plastic, hypothesized to have previously held a small toy, commonly found at many fast food chains' kids meals; this was found from analysis of the barcode on its packaging. The front contains writing in permanent marker, which reads “Specimen Day 1 (do NOT touch!!)”. SCP-8941-J is home to the only known instance of SCP-8941-J-1, a gelatinous white substance. The substance contained within SCP-8941-J is currently unknown, and the Foundation Ethics Committee has banned testing since its inception. This is due to SCP-8941-J-1's primary effect, which has a rotten odor. While most fresh/ripe substances react to iodine exposure by changing its primary color, all iodine vanishes within 3 meters of SCP-8941-J, making it impossible to measure how degraded SCP-8941-J-1 has become.

History: SCP-8941-J was initially discovered on December 23, 2007, at the doorway of Site-19. Prior to SCP-8941-J’s placement, all Site-19 security cameras monitoring the entrance were temporarily disabled; it is currently under investigation as to how this was accomplished. It is similarly unknown how SCP-8941-J was placed, as well as how Site-19 was located. SCP-8941-J was then brought into Site-19, and kept on Researcher Munroe's desk until its primary effect manifested, causing Researcher Munroe to question his sanity. As his work degraded, other researchers were sent to take his place, but succumbed to its primary effect in a similar fashion. After MTF-Beta-7 ("Maz Hatters"), despite their chemical protection, suffered a similar fate, the issue was brought to the attention of the O5 Council and Ethics Committee.