The Oxford Coma
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Discovery location of the first confirmed entry point into SCP-XXXX, the University of Oxford's "Bridge of Sighs".

Item Number: SCP-XXXX

Anomaly Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: The Foundation webcrawlers TuringTouring-1 through TuringTouring-5,125 continuously watch for and remove evidence of individuals entering SCP-XXXX from social media, blogs, and news reports. A network of Foundation amnesticization specialists are stationed so that a responding agent is within 25 kilometers of any currently utilized library possessing a footbridge.

Individuals who return from SCP-XXXX are to be apprehended by MTF Gamma-15 "Erudite Editors" and brought to Site-19 for interrogation and amnesticization. In the event that the returned person is demonstrating the effects of a category five interaction with SCP-XXXX-1, immediate termination is authorized.


Photo of Dr. Hammond Miller (right) taken two years prior to his entry into SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a region accessible by crossing a bridge in proximity to a library while the orthographic, phonological, meaning, and context processors of the subject's brain are in a state of high activity. Witnesses of an entry event report the subject "collapsing in on their own head and disappearing".

Persons that return from SCP-XXXX describe it as resembling a four tiered stepwell in a state of perpetual noonday illumination. The stepwell is described as descending towards a pool of water containing human in a comatose state designated as SCP-XXXX-1. After compiling the accounts of 7,842 subjects of SCP-XXXX-1's appearance by sketch artists, it has been identified by facial recognition software as Hammond Miller. Dr. Miller was a faculty member of the University of Oxford's literature department who went missing on the 28th of November, 1918.

While inside SCP-XXXX, subjects unilaterally claim to possess a limited ontokinetic effect on the surrounding environment. This extends to the ability to change at will the stepwell's shape, its water level, the materials of the brickwork, and the decorations adorning the brickwork. The duration of an entrant's stay in SCP-XXXX is variable but shown to have a correlation to the subject's desire to remain there.

The stepwell's central pool is reported as opening into a vast underwater chasm of unknown dimensions. The ceiling of this cavern is similarly made up of indeterminate number of inverted stepwells extending back towards the surface. Each opening is occupied by another comatose instance of SCP-XXXX-1.