The Infinite Ride
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SCP-XXXX upon initial discovery.
[AN: I need to crop out the second cart along with the tracks which you can see going past the tunnel rather than into it.]

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: At least four (4) Foundation personnel above the age of 30 are to be stationed at the site of █████████ Park at all times, in the immediate vicinity of the roller-coaster entrance. Personnel should be provided with a uniform and credentials matching that of local law enforcement. If questioned, personnel should claim to be investigating the recent missing persons cases1. Any individual approaching the site suspected of being an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 should be subdued and provided with Class-A amnestics threatened with arrest for trespassing, as per local law2. This is not to be followed through on unless the individual refuses to leave, in which case Class-A amnestics are authorized to remove the memetic effects of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX consists of a roller-coaster ride and a single cart at █████████ Park, which was forcibly shut down for health and safety reasons in 19██. This cart has no means of propulsion, and the rails appear to have been heavily damaged by rust and apparent vandalism.

SCP-XXXX came to Foundation attention after a string of ██ unsolved disappearances in the proximity of the abandoned █████████ Park. Foundation personnel were sent out to investigate the site, and uncovered skeletons genetically matching the missing persons within the walls of the roller-coaster entrance, although carbon dating indicated the skeletons to be significantly older than expected. A request to further research the site was submitted and subsequently granted, leading to the discovery of SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX is capable of producing a memetic effect in adolescent humans, henceforth referred to as SCP-XXXX-1. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are typically drawn from the nearby town of ████████, although they have been identified as far south as the city of ████. These individuals appear to spontaneously develop a strong conscious desire to visit "the abandoned theme park", often expressing that they believe it to be haunted or otherwise worth visiting. Observation has shown that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will typically try to recruit others to travel with them, but will journey to the park alone if necessary.

Once inside the park, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will gravitate towards the roller-coaster ride. All known subjects have then proceeded to make an attempt to enter the cart. If this is allowed to happen, the cart's lapbar restraint will rapidly lower itself onto the subject, and begin to move forwards along the rails towards the tunnel. All known subjects have expressed an expected level of distress at this point, possibly indicating that the memetic effect of SCP-XXXX has ceased.

If SCP-XXXX-1 is persuaded to leave the grounds at any point prior to this, follow-up interviews have indicated that the memetic effects do not persist for more than 24 hours, often fading entirely within an hour for those who score above average in the Milgram Obedience Test.

Upon fully entering the tunnel, the cart ceases to be visible or tangible. Attempts at GPS tracking indicate that the cart remains within the tunnel, although this is demonstrably false. After a period of time ranging from 10 minutes to [DATA EXPUNGED] the empty cart will return through the tunnel, reversing to its initial starting point. In all cases, the skeleton of SCP-XXXX-1 has been found shortly after within the foundations of one of the amusement park's structures, with a level of decay indicating they were within the tunnel for somewhere between a century and [DATA EXPUNGED].

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[ADOLESCENT STAFF MEMBER DOES IT] Possibly retaliation? No more testing.