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SCP-4000 at the time of recovery

Item #: SCP-4000

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4000 is to be kept in a standard anomalous object containment locker in Site-19. SCP-4000 is not to be opened in order to minimize waste of Foundation resources and recovery teams.

Description: SCP-4000 is a standard hardcover print of the Bible, with standard paper pages and written in modern English. Although initially identical to a standard Bible, its anomalous properties become apparent when read.

Although most of the text is intact, several books from a normal Bible are missing, and are instead replaced with detailed descriptions of objects and locations, all of which are currently in Foundation custody. These descriptions are written in a faux-15th century English dialect, and provide detailed instructions on containment and neutralization of the mentioned anomalies.

SCP-4000's secondary anomalous effect is the manifestation of several writings regarding each corresponding anomaly (hereafter referred to as SCP-4000-1), in various locations around the world, seemingly written by persons from ancient civilizations or that are otherwise deceased. SCP-4000-1 instances can be found by using the seemingly random numbers on the bottom of a corresponding object's page as coordinates, which pinpoint the exact location of the instances.

Descriptions of various anomalies have been found in instances seemingly created by Inca, Maya, Aztec, Ancient Greek and Middle-Eastern civilizations. Carbon dating of each instance has confirmed their age to be consistent with their apparent location of origin. This phenomenon only occurs when a previously not seen page is flipped and read fully by a human. As such, in order to prevent any accidental archeological finds of SCP-4000-1 instances, and a possible breach of secrecy for various anomalies, SCP-4000 should not be opened and read by anyone until further notice (See Addendum 4000-A).

Addendum 4000-A: The following is a log of anomalous objects described within the pages of SCP-4000, as well as a log of all SCP-4000-1 instances manifested to date.

SCP-4000 page: Text describes "tall rider of white, he who destroyeth the unkind", and describes method of containment as keeping it underground and avoid speaking of it. Illustration on page appears to be a crude drawing of SCP-096. Relevant pages completely replaces the Book of Exodus, despite only occupying two pages; rest of pages until Leviticus are blank.

SCP-4000-1 instance: Stone tablet containing writing in Greek, describing a creature who is intent on killing philosophers and individuals who "ask too many questions". Object recovered on 25/07/2005.

SCP-4000 page: Text describes large poultry creatures slaughtering villagers. Containment procedures "unknown", writer advises reader to set creatures on fire whenever possible. Illustration on page is a crude drawing of SCP-3199's anatomy. Text replaces the second chapter of Leviticus; rest of book is intact.

SCP-4000-1 instance: Writing in Nahuatl describes a "giant chicken" harassing the populace. Despite the nature of the writing, this instance was written on a sheet of standard A4 paper near Machu Pichu. Object recovered without incident on 31/07/2005.

SCP-4000 page: Text appears to be standard Hindu religious texts describing the deity Sesha. Remaining writing provides detailed instructions on reaching a location approximately 1km away from the east coast of India, facing towards the Bay of Bengal. Coordinates confirmed to be the same as the location of SCP-3000's containment outpost.

SCP-4000-1 instance: A collection of various Hindu religious texts, located inside the Taj Mahal. Object recovered on 10/08/2005.

SCP-4000 page: Several paragraphs describing what appears to be SCP-2932, including detailed instructions on pilgrimage to said location in order to assist in "vengeance of the children". Illustration appears to be a crude drawing of an adult SCP-1000 instance.

SCP-4000-1 instance: A stone tablet describing SCP-1000 population centers around Central America. Object recovered in a remote patch of land in the Yucat√°n Peninsula.

SCP-4000 page: [DATA EXPUNGED] Research is ongoing concerning SCP-4000's abilities to recover sensitive information from within Foundation archives.

SCP-4000-1 instance: [DATA EXPUNGED]

Addendum 4000-B: Following Incident 4000-15-Gamma, SCP-4000 testing is prohibited until further notice. No care is too much when we're dealing with potential information leaks to the public of this magnitude. - O5-7