SCP-XXXX "For Those Who Seek"
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You are curious. That's a good thing. Look around a bit more, and you will find the truth.
Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: The area of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada will be patrolled be members of Joint Task Force ETA-49 ("Hey Buddies").1 Smaller contingents of JTF Η-49 will also patrol Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, and Kootenay National Park, due to infrequent appearances by SCP-XXXX in these areas.2

Members of MTF ETA-49 ("Cold Ones")3 will also be on standby in case known hostile GOIs or POIs4 appear near the site of this SCP and engage in hostile actions, as was the case in the incidents [REDACTED]. MTF H-49 is also to act as an intervener in any case where members of different collaborator GOIs5 begin to interact in a hostile manner with each other. Special attention will especially be observed when members of the GOC and Serpent's Hand are on site at the same time, and escorts from MTF H-49 may be dispatched. Collaborator GOIs such as the GOC and Serpent's Hand have also placed militarized assets to support MTF Η-49, and the RCMP "X" Division6 has implanted members in local law enforcement to provide support.

Any observed interaction of SCP-XXXX with any civilian will be dealt with according to the proper procedures.7 Any observed interaction with SCP-XXXX will be reported to the proper Supervisors, who will pass the relevant information on the O5 Council. Special priority will be given to communicating about interactions with other anomalous entities, such as instances of SCP-1000.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an incorporeal entity of possible extradimensional origins who frequents Banff National Park, along with less frequent appearances in the surrounding National Parks in Alberta and British Columbia. While it occasionally will interact with people in more populated areas like Banff or Lake Louise, it is more likely to interact with people on hikes or other activities in the less populated parts of the National Park. It also seems to have an affinity Lake Agnes Tea House, and can even be invited there if it is not too busy and the person strongly desires to interact with it.

It communicates telepathically with those it interacts with. It was believed it communicated telepathically with those it interacted with, but portable MRI scans show that it actually interacts by directly manipulating neurological pathways in the individual's brain. Those who interact with it tend to experience it as a disembodied voice in their mind, unless directed to picture the entity, in which case it is usually pictured as a shimmering set of lights, a mass of tentacles, or a faceless humanoid. Less common perceptions of the entity have included a decapitated head, a talking corpse version of themselves, [DATA REDACTED], [DATA EXPUNGED]. Even when the perceived image of SCP-XXXX should be disturbing to the individual interacting with it, the individual perceives it as friendly and comforting, and leaves the experience with an improved mood. Even looking back on the memories of interacting with SCP-XXXX years or decades later leaves the individual in a better mood, even when remembering the disturbing images associated with it.

SCP-XXXX was first discovered in 197█ by a local resident of Lake Louise, Roger ██████. However since he was a known hippie and drug user, his professed interactions with SCP-XXXX was dismissed as drug trips. However, as more interactions with SCP-XXXX occurred, including interactions with known teetotalers, the local RCMP detachment contacted RCMP "X" Division, who after a preliminary investigation brought the SCP Foundation in to help with the situation. Eventually, other GOIs discovered the presence of SCP-XXXX and JTF H-49 was formed to continue to monitor the situation.

Addendum XXXX.1: Witness Interview

Interviewed: Roger ██████, First To Interact With SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Dr. John Cormier, Head Researcher SCP-XXXX

Foreword: Interview in 2009 with Roger about his first interaction with SCP-XXXX in 197█, more than three decades ago

<Begin Log, March 2, 2009>

Dr. Cormier: So, Roger, what do you remember about your first interaction with the entity?

Roger: Not too much Doc, just that they seemed friendly enough, and they seemed pretty amused by my stoned thoughts on the matter.

Dr. Cormier: Do you remember anything specific they said to you?

Roger: Just that they were going to stick around for a while, and that they would always be around to talk if I wanted someone to talk to.

Dr. Cormier: Do you remember what the entity first appeared to you as?

Roger: Yeah, they've always appeared to me as my old man when he was in his 50s, and it was always smiling or laughing like my Dad was. Funny thing is, when I brought my friend Jim, a 'Nam draft dodger and fellow hippie, out to where I met it, he said it looked like a naked Marilyn Monroe. I think I might have got the short end of the stick there, but seeing my Dad again ain't so bad.

Dr. Cormier: Thanks for talking to me again Roger.

Roger: Anytime Doc. You know where to find me if you need anything else.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: Based on this and other interviews it appears that those who are in a positive mind frame or inebriated in some manner are less likely to have SCP-XXXX appear to them as a potentially disturbing image.

Addendum XXXX.2: Interview With SCP-XXXX

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Dr. John Cormier, Head Researcher SCP-XXXX

Foreword: The following is a transcription by Dr. Cormier of an interaction with SCP-XXXX at the Lake Agnes Tea House

<Begin Log, June 11, 201█>

SCP-XXXX: Hey John, why'd you call me here?

Dr. Cormier: Nothing out of the ordinary, just some standard questions for you.

SCP-XXXX: Why do you guys call me SCP-XXXX? Others call me by different names, but you ar your people mostly call me that.

Dr. Cormier: It's how we are trained to interact with entities like you.

SCP-XXXX: Fair enough, I suppose. Since I'm about to answer a bunch of your questions, mind if you answer another one for me?

Dr. Cormier: You're omniscient, I don't see what the point in that is?

SCP-XXXX: Humour me.

Dr. Cormier: Fine. What would you like to know?

SCP-XXXX: What do you see me as?

Dr. Cormier: A talking rubber duck. Happy?

SCP-XXXX: Very. That's pretty funny, buddy. What do you want to know?

Dr. Cormier: Why have you stayed here so long? You said you would notify us if you were moving somewhere else, but you haven't even really left for more than a short period of time in the last couple of decades.

SCP-XXXX: I like it here. The views are beautiful, the locals are generally nice, and the conversations I have here tend to be interesting. Any other questions?

Dr. Cormier: Just the usual: What changes have happened to the anomalous objects we contain, and what new ones have shown up since last time we talked?

SCP-XXXX: Nothing too major, couple of small changes to the ones you already have. No new ones that can't be easily contained and are a threat to your continued existence. Here's the details [DATA REDACTED].

Dr. Cormier: Thanks for the help XXXX.

SCP-XXXX: No problem John. Have a good one, and let me know the next time you want me to view the source.

<End Log>

Addendum XXXX.3: JTF H-49

Recruitment Parameters for JTF Η-49
Foundation members assigned to this task force should be recruited for their charisma and physical fitness, as their duties will include prolonged interaction with the general public and other GOIs, while disguised as fellow civilians, Park Wardens, and RCMP, along with consistent physical exercise involved in patrols. Recruitment is preferred to be from local sources (such as the aforementioned Park Wardens and RCMP), due to understanding of local specialized laws involved in Canada's National Parks and how to handle encounters with potentially dangerous local wildlife in the area, including Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Elk, Gray Wolves, Wolverines, Cougars, Bighorn Sheep, Moose and the newly reintroduced Bison. Most of the injuries in dealing with SCP-XXXX come from physical mishaps on patrol or interactions with local wildlife that happen relatively frequently.

Addendum XXXX.4: Additional Information

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