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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: The Containment Procedures in place on first recovery of SCP-XXXX are to be maintained as accurately as possible. Containment personnel are required to be certified Level 4 cognitohazard containment specialists or higher. Said Containment personnel are required to take part in a refreshing course every six months.

Due to the limited knowledge on the nature of SCP-XXXX, it has been decided by 05 command that attempting to move SCP-XXXX is not feasible. Electronic equipment; communication, storage or otherwise are not permitted within 50 meters of the outer layer of the SCP-XXXX containment zone. The remains of personnel presumed MIA/KIA will not be retrieved, even if the above procedures are followed. Any electronic device believed to be infected with SCP-XXXX is to be incinerated or otherwise disposed of immediately.

One primary and three back-up emergency communication lines (telegram) with MTF Eta-10 ("See No Evil") are required to be operational.

Description: Currently, the accepted understanding of SCP-XXXX indicates that it is a type of electronic cognitohazard or memetic phenomenon. SCP-XXXX propagates through electronic devices or when observed visually, and is presumed to trigger immediately when viewed.

SCP-XXXX was discovered at an unregistered but operational Foundation site. No records or witnesses of this site have been found. However, security codes from Foundation personnel are able to unlock doors and the Foundation seal is present around the facility. Whether SCP-XXXX is the structure itself or an infohazardous object inside is unknown.

Any person, regardless of prior Foundation employment, exposed to SCP-XXXX becomes convinced that they are employed at SCP-XXXX and will presumably lose memory of their prior life. Moreover, those exposed (designated hereafter as SCP-XXXX-A) will treat SCP-XXXX as the only legitimate Foundation Site and assume that other Foundation establishments are faux. So far, all attempts at communication have been met with hostility. At this time, it is unknown if SCP-XXXX designates the Site as a whole, or an object or entity residing within.

No records or personnel files exist, but 84% of captured SCP-XXXX-A were in possession of Foundation ID's that were tested and confirmed to be authentic. Research into the personnel archive of global Foundation personnel records indicate the possibility that SCP-XXXX can remotely erase personnel records as well as memories from existence.

Initial discovery was by the Global Occult Coalition, which lost an intelligence team to SCP-XXXX. The GOC interpreted their encounter with SCP-XXXX as an open act of hostility but were fortunately dissuaded from additional confrontation by the Foundation Intelligence Department. Shortly afterwards, SCP-XXXX recieved its classification.

The absence of SCP-XXXX (marked Site-█ on recovered ID's) in digital archives suggest anomalous tampering, as records are spread around globally and fractured in the case of foul play. Investigation by Rho-9 ("Technical Support") and Foundation archivists uncovered that information about the former Site-█ is present on outdated paper archives. According to said archives, Site-█ was decommissioned and demolished in 1958 after an outbreak of multiple SCPs destroyed the majority of the structure. No information prior and after this incident has been recovered.

The feasibility of termination or otherwise neutralising SCP-XXXX is currently under investigation. After initial discovery, all progress in exploration and extraction of SCP-XXXX-A has been done by remote controlled drones.

Interrogation of SCP-XXXX-A instances reveals additional information.

From: Containment Specialist Miles. <f.tenPCS|seliM.nevetS#f.tenPCS|seliM.nevetS>;

To: Dr. Keys <f.tenPCS|syeK.ylliM#f.tenPCS|syeK.ylliM>;

Cc: Site Director Hackett <f.tenPCS|ttekcaH.namroN#f.tenPCS|ttekcaH.namroN>;

Subject: Exploration results.

Dear Dr. Keys,

For the first time in years, we successfully got a drone in and out of SCP-XXXX with information we didn't have prior. I want to take this opportunity to remind Site Command that this operation has cost two drone operators their lives, effectively. Operator Belle and Sanchez are currently being interrogated after they were exposed to SCP-XXXX. They refuse to cooperate, as expected. I had to inform Belle's wife and daughter personally that her father is MIA.

After a review of appropriately censored video footage, one of my interns pointed something out for me. There's a few frames of a calendar on the wall in one of the offices of SCP-XXXX. The year read 1961. I'm don't have the clearance to know if this has any significance. Could you look into this?


Containment Specialist Miles.

From: Dr. Keys <f.tenPCS|syeK.ylliM#f.tenPCS|syeK.ylliM>;

To: Containment Specialist Miles. <f.tenPCS|seliM.nevetS#f.tenPCS|seliM.nevetS>;

Cc: Site Director Hackett <f.tenPCS|ttekcaH.namroN#f.tenPCS|ttekcaH.namroN>;

Subject: RE: Exploration results.

Miles. Christ, this sounds insane even to me, and I'm the one coming up with the idea.

I did some digging with the archivists but there was no record whatsoever about a Foundation Site during this period, especially not anywhere near ██████. One of the bookkeeping guys, his name escapes me, pointed me to the paper archives. Someone filed a report about Site-█ (Hackett, does this ring any bells? You're with us the longest). It said that there was some sort of catastrophe, I'm assuming a Site-wide breach of some kind that blew the western wall out and that the Site was demolished shortly after.

Thing is, that's the only information I could find on it. The SCP-XXXX-A instances are all aware of something happening in 1958, but the incidents they describe are always different. What if the breach (if it even WAS a breach; Christ I need a Tylenol) caused some kind of temporal anomaly, something that launched them half a century into the future? It might explain why they think we're not the Foundation: They have no idea what happened during the meantime. I'm not sure they even know if this hypothetical time-leap even happened.

The problems with this hypothesis is that the anomaly doesn't end there. Everyone exposed to something in there ends up brainwashed, and we have nothing other than vague bloody ideas of what the trigger for the cognitohazard is. Belle looked into someones eyes through a video feed, a raid squadron all went nuts because they looked at an information screen, it doesn't make sense. The scariest thing is thinking about how many casualties we don't have registered. Since the personnel are erased from our records, it's possible that we lost hundreds of people to this damned anomaly with no way of knowing it even happened.

I've been awake for 52 hours, so I'm sorry if I sound like a rambling lunatic, but I consider this a
definite possibility.

PS: That really sucks, about the wife and daughter. Did you know that Milly is still in psych eval? Larry is her husband.


Update: While the raid on SCP-XXXX has resolved in the loss of the entirety of the raid squadron, an encrypted signal was broadcast from the personal blackbox of agent ███████2

The feasibility of termination or otherwise neutralising SCP-XXXX is currently under investigation. Several possible protocols are currently under consideration. Multiple proposals are currently heavily debated by the O5 council, Internal Security Department and the Ethics Committee.

Epsilon (''Live and let live'') The Foundation will keep monitoring SCP-XXXX indefinitely, only interfering when SCP-XXXX poses a clear threat to the secrecy of the Foundation or anomalous objects. No other actions, hostile or otherwise, will be taken without prior provocation.
Tau (''Asphyxiate'') SCP-XXXX will be contained permanently by physically obstructing entry or exit by any means. This will result in the termination of all SCP-XXXX-A instances and might neutralise the anomaly. However, this proposal poses a significant risk of anomalous objects or entities breaching containment and may result in a significant loss of life and resources should the containment measures be inadequate.
Epsilon (''Hammer'') Physical destruction of SCP-XXXX in its entirety through weapons of mass destruction. Impractical to execute without alerting the general populous but considered to have a higher chance of neutralising SCP-XXXX and the anomalies contained within permanently.

Addendum: (ignore this for now)

The feasibility of termination or otherwise neutralising SCP-XXXX is currently under investigation.

This is ridiculous. We're the bloody Foundation, we don't destroy what we don't understand. For all we know attempting to destroy this will make it ten times worse. This is too drastic.

You want to throw MTF at this until there's no one left? It's been █ years since we discovered it and we have confirmation of 93 personnel so far. That's only what we have fucking confirmed. Who knows how many people were brainwashed before it was first discovered? For all we know, it's thousands of people; the records of them are erased.

And we'll sacrifice twice as many if that's what it takes. We all knew what we were getting into when we signed up. No matter the cost, it will be contained.

We don't even know if this is a meme or cognitohazard or not. It's just speculation. Do we really want to screw with that?

On top of that, the -A we pulled out think we're Serpents hand or similar. They don't tell us anything.

Then we'll force the information out.

What, you want to torture them? We're not turning on our own personnel, 5.

It stopped being our personnel the minute they were exposed to it.

Idea: Possible exploration log found? Written documents about an earlier exploration?