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Recovery site of SCP-XXXX.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All remaining components of SCP-XXXX are currently kept in a standard storage locker in Site-42. SCP-XXXX is to be periodically monitored for signs of residual temporal activity. No other containment procedures are necessary at this time.

Those with level 5 clearance or higher may view Addendum XXXX.2 for further details.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a set of mechanical and electronic parts and scrap metal that exerts a weak temporal effect on their surroundings. When all components are placed within close vicinity of each other (within roughly 1 meter), the radius of this effect is approximately 7 meters. When separated as individual parts or subsets, the radius of the effect decreases in proportion to the total mass of SCP-XXXX parts within 1 meter of each other.

Items placed within SCP-XXXX's area of effect are not subject to universal invariants of causality; in other words, the consistency of a sequence of events and the information passed between those events is violated within the area of effect. Relativistic frames of reference within SCP-XXXX's area of effect do not correspond with frames of reference outside the area of effect. More extensive testing has demonstrated that it is possible to send information from outside the affected area and have it be received seemingly before the sending of the information (from the perspective of a subject within the area). This seemingly violates the no-communication theorem of quantum mechanics.

The components of SCP-XXXX appear to be badly damaged through a combination of high temperature and sudden impact. After Foundation analysis, the following materials were identified as being part of SCP-XXXX and its components:

  • Tungsten, glass, semiconducting metals (both as blocks and as wires), and plastic.
  • Trace amounts of radioactive substances, as well as various types of exotic matter.1 These substances were found in a container constructed of an unknown material. It is theorized that this material is responsible for preventing the substances from interaction or decay.
  • A perfectly preserved computer hard drive encased in glass. The probability of such an object remaining in usable condition for the period of time that SCP-XXXX was unrecovered is extremely low.
  • Bones belonging to a human male, approximately in his late 50s. Race undetermined.

The hard drive from SCP-XXXX was found to be working and possessing readable data when placed in a computer. This resulted in the discovery of several additional anomalies. Namely, while carbon-14 dating traced the age of SCP-XXXX to be several thousand years old, computer metadata from the hard drive is dated to the year 2041. Recovered data from the hard drive is detailed in Addendum XXXX.1.

SCP-XXXX was recovered during an archaeological dig in the Okanagan Desert in British Columbia. During the dig, civilian archeaologists discovered the Foundation insignia inscribed in one of the pieces of scrap metal. Foundation recovery agents were alerted, and the contents of SCP-XXXX were confiscated. Class B amnestics were distributed to the attendees at the dig site. Upon further research into the presence of the Foundation symbol [REDACTED].

Addendum XXXX.1: Recovered Hard Drive Data


Addendum XXXX.2: Overseer Council Proposal 5/22/2020