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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The area surrounding SCP-XXXX in a 1km radius is to be fenced-off and patrolled regularly as a strict wildlife reserve. All aircraft are to be denied access to pass over SCP-XXXX. Local authorities have agreed with our conditions and are willing to accept our influence in this area.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a 25km radius of dense boreal forest in Far-Eastern Russia. The epicentre of SCP-XXXX is 243 km from the nearest sustained human population in Yakutsk, and encompasses 157km² of landmass.

The zone within SCP-XXXX is partially isolated, known to exist within a Separated Temporal Resurrection Process (STRP) that is predicted to have lasted 67 years. Objects that enter SCP-XXXX are known to exist as normal, however from an external viewpoint appear to be locked in time in the position they take approximately 1608 hours after first entrance. For example, if an object were to enter SCP-XXXX and remain inside it they would be seen by the outside of SCP-XXXX to immediately appear at the position they would be found in after 1608 hours of time spent within SCP-XXXX. Objects that exit SCP-XXXX before 1608 hours have passed are capable of leaving SCP-XXXX freely and will immediately appear outside of SCP-XXXX just after they have entered, as though they have spent no time within SCP-XXXX at all.

SCP-XXXX is understood to have an isolated 4th dimension (being time) from our own dimension. SCP-XXXX's appearance of not posessing a 4th dimension are due to this, as both separate instances of time inside SCP-XXXX and outside SCP-XXXX are non-translatable. Despite this, objects that have not become 'locked' into SCP-XXXX are capable of passing through SCP-XXXX unaffected.

The world viewed from within SCP-XXXX is described to appear as though it is "on repeat", causing the same objects and light patterns to enter SCP-XXXX regularly every 1608 hours, producing a build-up of identical objects within SCP-XXXX. Objects that become time-locked within SCP-XXXX are described as "always being there", in the sense that they have become part of the object-entry cycle and seemingly since the moment they enter SCP-XXXX have always existed inside it. This is known as the 'resurrection process' of the temporal disturbance affecting SCP-XXXX.

Addendum XXXX-a | Object Exit Report

Several objects originating from within SCP-XXXX have been observed to exit SCP-XXXX without outside influence. Notably, are 3403 individual 6mm rifle rounds, 83 burning rounds from a flare gun, 83 cargo crates of illegal surgery spirit, and 83 front sections of a russian cargo airliner, each containing the bodies of two unidentifiable individuals (presumably pilot and co-pilot) in the cockpit.

Addendum XXXX-b | Climate, Vegetation and Wildlife Report

Vegetation within the zone of SCP-XXXX is limited presumably due to the climate, and relatively little edible flora is available causing a negative affect on wildlife. Notably, deer and bear populations within SCP-XXXX halved respectively within two years between 197█ and 198█, apparently due to overhunting. Forests within SCP-XXXX are characterised by a dense population of pine, spruce, birch and poplars, separated by frequent streams and fast-flowing rivers. Winter temperatures within the zone of SCP-XXXX range between -17° and 4°.

Addendum XXXX-c | Dr. Michael Lister Report(s)

It is understood that SCP-XXXX captured the specific event of a plane crash, which has now become time-locked within SCP-XXXX. Research teams have recovered 83 semi-identical copies of a handwritten journal written by a survivor of the plane crash identified to be Dr. Michael Lister, who was confirmed a missing person on ██/██/198█.

The account written by Dr. Lister contains extensive details surrounding the situation within SCP-XXXX, such as the existence of a primitive indigenous population living within SCP-XXXX. Descriptions of this population is vague, consisting of around 150 individuals and centralised around three separate factions. Relations between factions are reported to be extremely hostile, including the widespread practice of human cannibalism. It is suspected that acts of cannibalism between factions are performed out of necessity or desperation due to the lack of large wildlife within the region.

Addendum XXXX-d | Recorded Entries of Dr. Michael Lister [Instance #156]

Notice from Dr. Reed addressing Dr. Marshall

Is this what we all condense down into? When there's nothing left to eat?

Sorry. I feel sick working on this project. Drop napalm on the fucking place, I don't care. Just don't let this continue.

Notice from Dr. Marshall addressing Dr. Reed

I don't think you understand, Rachael. I don't think that would help at all.

It's his character. This wouldn't be the same if there wasn't half a tonne of illegal spirit falling from the sky every 67 days. It wouldn't be the same if that plane had carried something other than cereal. It wasn't the same in the beginning, but they went insane. And now they all go insane, just before the next one arrives, and so it spreads.

Rachael, he's spent 67 years eating himself. I'm sorry. That's not going to end any time soon.