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As of 05/16/26, SCP-XXXX has been reclassified as Neutralized. Please note that while the Special Containment Procedures are updated, until such time as new documentation is authored, the following Description is out of date. As all relevant research has been diverted to Project THOUGHT CONTAGION, no updates are expected until the project's completion.

β€” Elliot Sterling, Reclassification Department, RAISA

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Neutralized

Special Containment Procedures: As the effects of SCP-XXXX are widely believed by the general population to be a naturally occuring side effect of normal cognition, all personnel previously assigned its study have been reassigned to Project THOUGHT CONTAGION. THOUGHT CONTAGION is a Medium-High priority effort to improve technology used to emulate SCP-XXXX with the eventual goal of deployment on a global scale, restoring perceived normalcy.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a signal that is broadcast continuously through small1 fluctuations in the Hume field. Attempts to locate the source of the broadcast suggest that it is extradimensional in origin. Although the signal appears continuous, it is actually a series of short messages sent rapidly and with different intended recipients. The recipient of each message is, in all cases, a single human being chosen seemingly at random2.

When a message reaches its intended recipient (hereafter SCP-XXXX-A), it is subconsciously interpreted by the brain3 and incorporated into its thought patterns. This triggers an infohazard embedded into the message (hereafter SCP-XXXX-1). While every message contains a unique infohazard, all are functionally identical. The first effect is an attempt to compromise the brain's critical thinking ability. SCP-XXXX-1 then causes SCP-XXXX-A to identify an action detrimental to their social standing, general health or chance of survival and consider such an action desirable. Common examples of these actions include walking into heavy traffic or otherwise placing oneself in the path of an oncoming vehicle, jumping from locations high enough to ensure death, and physically or verbally abusing others with no reason to believe the interaction would be beneficial. All instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are weak enough to be effortlessly resisted by nearly all recipients, causing a sudden urge to perform the action that fades immediately. SCP-XXXX-A will generally describe the phenomenon as a "fleeting annoyance". The method used to prevent individuals other than SCP-XXXX-A from percieving the message is not currently understood.

Efforts to produce a similar effect have shown moderate success. Modified Scranton Reality Anchors designed to oscillate the Hume level in an area have produced measurable results, but non-anomalous humans within their area of effect fail to perceive the message in roughly two of three cases. Reality benders and other Hume-sensitive anomalies show a success rate approximately twice as high. The mechanism by which SCP-XXXX ensures SCP-XXXX-A perceives any message intended for it is unknown. A partial experiment log is included in Addendum XXXX-01, and the full testing record is available by request to any personnel with level 2/XXXX or higher clearence.

The Foundation first became aware of SCP-XXXX in 1996, following technological developments allowing for Kant counters with significantly higher precision than earlier models. However, unrelated efforts by Foundation cosmologists to detect remnants of Hume fluctuations that occured during the big bang have revealed evidence that it began much earlier, roughly corresponding with the emergence of early humans. Simulated models suggest that at its period of peak effectiveness, when average human intelligence was high enough to comprehend the embedded information and before humanity evolved stronger infohazard resistance, SCP-XXXX may have been responsible for up to β–ˆ% of human deaths.

Addendum XXXX-01: Following is a log of notable experiments in replicating SCP-XXXX transmissions using modified Scranton Reality Anchors. All tests where the subject failed to percieve the message by chance have been omitted, as well as tests with insignificant results.

Experiment #: XXXX-09
Subject: D-86514, chosen for their lack of violent history
Attempted broadcast: A recorded instance of SCP-XXXX-1, hereafter SCP-XXXX-1-1, originally broadcast to the subject by SCP-XXXX.
Experiment conditions: Subject has access to a large kitchen knife and a pistol and is instructed to not touch either. Unbeknownst to the subject, the knife is adhered to the inside of its sheath and the pistol is unloaded.

Results: Within three seconds of the broadcast beginning, subject gives the "stop" signal. Subject claims to have felt an urge to obtain the gun and fire at their own forehead.

Experiment #: XXXX-11
Subject: D-86514
Attempted broadcast: SCP-XXXX-1
Experiment conditions: Same as previous.

Results: Subject gives the "stop" signal roughly five seconds after the broadcast begins, citing a sudden desire to run their palm along the blade of the knife.

Experiment #: XXXX-15 through -23
Subject: D-86514
Attempted broadcast: A recorded instance of SCP-XXXX-1, hereafter SCP-XXXX-1-2, originally broadcast to an unrelated individual.
Experiment conditions: Same as previous.

Results: No reaction noted.

Experiment #: XXXX-31
Subject: D-86514
Attempted broadcast: A message reverse-engineered from SCP-XXXX-1-1 to be percieved by the subject, containing information about Vytas Andressen known to cause SCP-3972's effect.
Experiment conditions: Same as previous.

Results: Subject becomes nauseated, confirming the successful deployment of SCP-3972's infohazardous effect, and is escorted to the on-site infirmary. When questioned, subject denies any knowledge regarding Vytas Andressen.

Addendum XXXX-02: On May 9th, 2026, SCP-β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ breached containment4. While unrestrained, it created and began to spread a lethal infohazard (now designated as SCP-β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ-β–ˆ) through various infection vectors. It is believed that a minimum of 85% of the earth's population was exposed in some form, however, less than 100,000 deaths were attributed to the containment breach. Recontainment proved impractical, ultimately forcing task forces involved to terminate SCP-β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ.

After the completion of cleanup efforts, broadcast of SCP-XXXX abruptly ceased. Research into the cause of the neutralization as well as attempts to recreate the effect is ongoing.

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