SCP-4000: Than Teach Ten Thousand Stars how Not to Dance



SCP-XXXX: One Evening As The Sun Went Down And The Jungle Fire Was Burning

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: No vehicles may enter SCP-XXXX. It is to be permanently closed under the guise of a contained CERCLA/Superfund polluted waste site, undergoing long term cleanup. All residents living on the road surrounding SCP-XXXX have been redirected to their homes via a detour currently being built by the Foundation with the cooperation of PennDOT. The land surrounding SCP-XXXX, and the land used for the construction of the alternate route, have been purchased from landowners in the area.

During official observation tests of SCP-XXXX's active phase, personnel are to be stationed at the opposite end of SCP-XXXX at least three days prior to the test's end. During observation tests, subjects must not stop or exit their vehicles under any circumstances.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a roughly 38 km stretch of uninterrupted rural road located in Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania. It begins outside the village of Seven Stars, and reaches its terminus outside of Martinsburg, intersecting State Road 866. There are no sidestreets or houses along SCP-XXXX, but it was used by local residents. Traversing SCP-XXXX during the day or at night outside of its active phase has no effects. When SCP-XXXX is traveled during the hours of 1 AM to 3 AM, it enters its active phase. During which, any vehicle traveling SCP-XXXX is subject to an unusual form of time dilation wherein any traveller going along the entire route will have traveled for between one day before and one day ahead, but only have only subjectively experienced thirty minutes.

It has been theorized by researchers assigned to SCP-XXXX that any vehicle entering is within a separate unstable temporal "bubble", temporarily isolated from the rest of linear time. Entering SCP-XXXX on foot has no effect, however stopping a vehicle or disembarking from one causes the subject to become stuck within their experience of SCP-XXXX. An additional property is that any damage to, or debris on, SCP-XXXX created during its inactive phase is undone during the active phase, including any people still trapped within it.

SCP-XXXX was first discovered by local residents at some time before 1900. Documents recovered from local families indicate that the road was used as a disposal unit for refuse and animal corpses after attempts to use its primary property were considered impractical. A sketch drawn by a Mrs. Patrick Kephart, the wife of a hen farmer, shows the road to be anachronistically identical to its present state. By 1930, references to the road appear in records of local organized crime in Pittsburgh. By 1955, the state's Department of Transportation came in and extended the road Pennsylvania Route 45 and State Road 866 as well as adding road signs. These signs and additions were not subject to disappearance.

In 1977, GOC operatives became aware of SCP-XXXX, and attempted to send a strike team to destroy it. Official documentation showed that the initial destruction of the road was successful.

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A member of SCP-2444-1 within a homeless camp.

Item #: SCP-2444

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Due to it's location in a place of great scientific and monetary value to the Costa Rican Government, the Foundation has enacted Protocol CASTRO, which severely limits the number of tourists and expeditions into Corcovado National Park under the guise of protecting endangered species from human impacts. Protocol CASTRO also forbids direct contact with SCP-2444, but permits indirect observation from a distance. The inhabitants of SCP-2444 are extremely toxic due to highly potent neurotoxic alkaloid poisons in the skin, so direct contact would be not recommended regardless of Protocol CASTRO.

A public narrative should be introduced that P. vittatus is endangered in the Osu Peninsula due to habitat degradation.

Description: SCP-2444 is a miniature representation of San Francisco and surrounding cities, circa 2018, constructed entirely out of leaves, twigs, fungi, wood, and stone. It is located by a stagnant pool, identical to the shape of the San Francisco Bay, within the remote lowland forest interior of Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica. It is home to a population of 884,363 sapient amphibians, designated SCP-2444-1.

Despite the appearance to San Francisco in 2018, SCP-2444 has remained physically identical since at least 1906, when it is first referenced. Historically, it was home to a significant population of Golfodulcean poison frog (Phyllobates vittatus), which behaved in a manner similar to human citizens of San Francisco, although a 1:1 comparison between citizen and frog could not be made. in From 1990-2009, SCP-2444, gained a significant population of invasive golden poison frogs (Phyllobates terribilis) while the original Golfodulcean poison frog population decreased by 18,000 frogs. The alkaline skin poison of golden poison frogs is considerably more toxic than the Golfodulcean poison frogs, and they have quickly ascended the social scale within SCP-2444. Since then, there has been social strife between the two groups, as the golden poison frogs have been increasingly performing racial violence against the native residents. Homelessness within SCP-2444 has increased to 88.2%.

In 2014, a Golfodulcean poison frog was assaulted and killed by a number of golden poison frogs acting as police officers, sparking widespread protests from both invasive and native frogs across SCP-2444. The two groups have been observed making extremely small picket signs and violently croaking and squeaking at each other. Foundation researchers observed the police instances of SCP-2444-1 siccing trained bullet ants on neighborhoods of Golfodulcean poison frogs. SCP-2444's society remains extremely volatile today.