"You look afraid. Don't be afraid. This is a dream. The last dream you may ever have, for nightmares are coming."No wonder the SCP Foundation wants to contain these; the stuff they contain will make you stay awake for days. NOTE: Examples for the game based on the wiki go HERE. Please remember that Weblinks Are Not Examples - a description of what exactly makes the SCPs so scary would be nice.
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- The real crowning piece of terror inherent to nearly every single SCP object page: before you even get to the description, you get one or more paragraphs describing the special containment procedures needed for each object, forcing you to imagine just what requires this kind of containment process. These procedures often include battalions of elite commandos with automatic weapons and body armor, 3-meter-thick titanium cubes, on-site nuclear self-destruct systems, deep underground or undersea locations, overwatch from AC-130s, unimaginably extensive monitoring equipment, people with unusual skills or attributes (such as fluency in Ancient Sumerian or a "marked sexual deviancy"), vats of hydrochloric acid, bulletproof glass, and other SCP objects. In other words, stuff that no government in their right mind would ever authorize. It's around then that you know what you're dealing with.
- On the flip side, sometimes it's the fact that the containment measures seem somewhat over-the-top for the seemingly benevolent SCP they're containing, seemingly a bit too unmercifully. Either it's like SCP-1048 and it really is that dangerous and it's justified, or on the other hand, it isn't. The SCP Foundation is seemingly torturing or imprisoning something that could do no harm! ...Except that what they deal with on a daily basis more than justifies any harsh measures. More often than not in the SCP-verse, The Extremist Was Right, and it's better safe than sorry.
- The sheer knowledge that if it wasn't for the Foundation, the world might have ended already. Also, the sheer knowledge that despite the existence of the Foundation it just might end anyways, since several objects that could cause The End of the World as We Know It require only one tiny slip-up to activate, and there are several others the Foundation cannot do anything about. Then you start to figure out that the world has ended before, they hit the Reset Button, and you are none the wiser.
- Goddamn it, the whole website. The titles are very mundane numbers and stuff, so... you never know if you're clicking on something funny, squicky, or an insane Eldritch Abomination that will keep you awake for days. And the pictures... oh, god, the pictures...
- It's telling that sometimes the horror of an SCP object doesn't come from the SCP itself, it comes from the people assigned to it. For example, SCP-1310 or SCP-1337. The organization literally holds the fate of the world in their hands, and they're disturbingly prone to having the Artifact Collection Agency researcher equivalent of the Insane Admiral.
- SCP-1310: A researcher obsessed with his nonsensical theory that it leads to other dimensions essentially throws people in, in spite of not having Ripple Effect-Proof Memory, essentially cleaning the records of numerous D-class, which are usually horrible (and most of all disposable) people.
- SCP-1337: Harmless hitchhiker ghost? Clearly the solution is... kill her parents and destroy her house. What the actual fuck.
- Then there are more subtle things, like the turnover in Class D personnel. Not to mention the implication that some Class D personnel are hired as Schmuck Bait, with the full knowledge that they'll ignore their orders and do something stupid... just so that the scientists will see what happens.
Non-D class personnel is never demoted to D-class. Never. Remember those jokes we discussed before? This is one of those. If we have to apply a fulminating and definitive disciplinary sanction to a Foundation member we don't beat the bush around that much.
- D-Class personel are derived from the ranks of convicted criminals, typically those on death row. However, if there's a shortage, Protocol 12 can be enacted, which permits recruitment of D-Class personnel from other sources, such as "political prisoners, refugee populations, and other civilian sources." Considering that simply handling quite a few SCPs, not to mention various experiments and tests generally end in rather messy, unpleasant deaths for the involved personnel-Oh! And even if they survive, they are often terminated after a month anyway-the Foundation basically goes through D-Class personnel like popcorn. Given that violent criminals are aplenty, but still a minor portion of the human population, it makes one wonder just how often the Foundation has been forced to enact Protocol 12 and just how many completely innocent and merely unfortunate people have ended up as D-Class personnel and meeting their inevitable ends.
- This 'explained' SCP gives this some more Fridge Horror. D-class stands for 'drapetomaniac class'-they were using slave labor to test SCPs as a means to get rid of the more belligerent slaves, and only switched to prisoners after the Civil War... but even under the Cartwright Protocol still heavily preferred black people.
- According to this story from the Spanish-language branch, the "termination" of D-class personnel doesn't refer to killing, at least on the present time. It used to mean so, but the decrease on the application of death penalty and the subsequent reduction on human resources forced the Foundation to reduce the monthly culling to the aggressively violent and the ones who were compromised by the SCP they were assigned to. Instead, at the end of the month the surviving prisoners get the last month wiped of their minds with amnesiacs and are reassigned, so they eternally believe that they are working just a month in a science lab to shave off years from their sentences. This means that they get forcibly what the ex-staff of 231-7 gets voluntarily. It then shows a couple of D-Class that the researcher giving the conference maintains around as his assistants; they were lobotomised to have retrograde amnesia deliberately inflicted on them. You almost want them to get mercily killed.
- Oh, and don't expect them to be released any time soon because the Foundation depends so much on the D-class that it could simply collapse without them, leading to innumerable security breaches and the release of every SCP in this page and then some.
- The same story has this jewel (translated for your convenience):
- One of the most disturbing things about the SCP series is that almost all of them were located and contained after coming into contact with a regular civilian human being going about their business, with no knowledge of what the thing is, how it works or where it came from. Consider that there's an indeterminate number of supernatural objects that could qualify as an SCP scattered around the world, and you could run into, say, an undocumented Keter-class at any minute during your daily routine. Or even a Euclid-class, which only seems safe in comparison to Keter, or even something worse. Yes, there's things worse than Keter-class in the SCP foundation. The SCP world is a Crapsack World of the highest order considering how very likely all three options are, the horrifying things needed to contain them, and how very often The Extremist Was Right. And given that there's well over a thousand SCPs, and the bizarre anomalous events and appearance of SCPs that can happen anywhere, at any moment, to anyone, and the very real possibility that the world has ended several times and the Foundation has rebuilt it (How many times have you lived through ''this'' thursday just this week, huh?) repeatedly, the world of the Foundation is a place of constant nightmare fuel and incomprehensible horror.
- What some find most disturbing isn't that they'll do things like what they do to poor 231-7, though that's quite sufficiently disturbing. It's how they treat people who qualify as SCPs, essentially imprisoning them for life without trial, without charges, and in at least some cases, with no evidence at all that they're dangerous or likely to become so.
- There was an SCP on the original message board that was a small sphere which quite simply increased in temperature. Rising, and rising, and rising. They attempted to cool down the object by storing it with ice, in freezers, with liquid nitrogen, but that only temporarily slowed the process... The temperature just kept rising. If you have any knowledge of thermodynamics, you'll know why this is worrying.
- Dr. Clef. Even if we take everything he says about himself with a grain of salt there is a mountain of evidence in various entries, logs, and reports that suggests that he is something far, far worse than any of the actual SCPs. The fact that his head is always replaced with something else in photographs is actually one of his least disturbing quirks. And he is the guy in charge of SCP Training and Development.
- It's one thing to read about the Foundation personnel doing horrible, ruthless things to contain dangerous or even "potentially dangerous" SCPs. It's not even so bad to read about Foundation personnel doing cruel and messed-up things for kicks—after all, it must take a strange, not conventionally moral person to survive working there for very long, right? But then there's examples like SCP-042 and SCP-948, where there's a very strong implication that the Foundation is containing not merely harmless but good, benevolent, mystical creatures against their will, and possibly even endangering the world by doing so. SCP-042 in particular seems to be written specifically to highlight the cruelty of the Foundation, particularly since for SOME REASON they won't allow the poor thing to die.
- Knowing the Foundation, that "reason" can probably be summed up as For Science!.
- SCP-948 is vaguely dangerous, but the fact that the Foundation terminates people who go feral after repeated exposure to it kinda underscores the "they're evil" idea. Being essentially uncivilized doesn't make one a danger; there's no need for it. It's also interesting that the 948's effects include the removal of mental disorders/negative emotions and the removal of traces of human civilization (or domestication, in animals). It implies that human systems of thought, language and behaviour are some sort of harmful mental aberration, at least in the view of whatever the SCP is.
- While their treatment of D-Class personnel may be abhorrent, the way the organization treats certain SCPs (such as harmless ones, or non-hostile intelligent SCPs) indicates that many of the staff are more or less psychologically normal. Which means that normal people are engaged in the caretaking of these things, which may also include the horrible, horrible things they have to do to contain some of them.
- Dr. Bright. Aside what he did to his own brother, he is a god of Fridge Horror. Just look at this list. Sure, it's damn funny, but then you realize, that he is one of most important people in charge of all this gallery of horrors and is an irresponsible sociopath. It's like a monkey being in control of nuclear arsenal.
- On the page "Log of Anomalous Objects", there's a mention of a piece of charcoal that writes (regardless of what the writer is using it for) "Please help me! I'm trapped in the charcoal!" every few seconds. And the foundation found it too boring, and put it into storage.
- The Log of Anomalous Events describes...weird stuff happening that aren't SCP worthy but require a response. Imagine just going about your business and seeing someone turn into wax, or seeing weird ghostly figures. Now imagine some men turn up out of nowhere and erase your memory of witnessing such a thing. How do you know this hasn't already happened?
- The SCPs that specifically target children. Baba Yaga, the living pinata that turns children into candy that turns children into more murderous pinatas, the children's mittens that rot flesh when worn, the kiddie pool that can teleport people to space, Bobble the Clown, the treehouse, the child-controlling bone flute that makes its wielder abusive towards children...
- And for Nightmare Fuel it is really hard to beat... the Ethics Committee. There is no canon, and even if there were the Ethics Committee would never acknowledge this document, but the thought that someone is evaluating the moral cost of everything the SCP does, and they are still doing so much of what they do... that can keep you up at night.
- It's like a reminder that yes, horrible things are done. Yes, the SCP is doing a lot of evil with their actions. But would you prefer the alternative? SCP stands for Secure, Contain, and PROTECT. They are here to protect the general public, even if it doesn't seem that way all the time.
- Fucking hell, practically any SCP labeled under the transfiguration category will involve gratuitous amounts of Body Horror to the human body.
- Project Olympia. Using ten different SCPs, and claiming the lives of over 40 human test subjects. Its stated aim? "To successfully create an artificial humanoid through the use of several SCPs, and use it to the benefit of the Foundation". It worked. Just read everything the resulting "woman" is capable of. The foundation then decided to begin mass production.
- How was she made? Throwing human test subjects into SCP 914 along side SCP materials (with horrific and disturbing results in most cases), taking the test results that where the closest to what the researcher was looking for, taking the resulting test subjects apart and recombining the most useful parts of them together using SCP-291, and finally, animating the body with an artifical "soul" created using SCP-158. Also, SCP-542 helped.
- And the Mass Production versions are to be controlled by a computer virus with a Compelling Voice. Now all that's left to do is wait for them to hit an SCP with a software or acoustic component.
- How was she made? Throwing human test subjects into SCP 914 along side SCP materials (with horrific and disturbing results in most cases), taking the test results that where the closest to what the researcher was looking for, taking the resulting test subjects apart and recombining the most useful parts of them together using SCP-291, and finally, animating the body with an artifical "soul" created using SCP-158. Also, SCP-542 helped.
- According to the page SCP-8900-EX, the concept of color as we know it was completely different. Think that sounds bad/not bad enough? Try imagining this from the perspective of the Earth back when people remembered what the world was supposed to look like. Or the fact that our entire world has been corrupted and we've just been made to not notice it. Or, heck, these excerpts from an addendum from O5-8note :
Gentlemen, we have failed. SCP-8900's effects have become so widespread as to be commonplace. The natural blue of the sky has been replaced with a gross and unnatural shade, and the green of trees has been equally corrupted. SCP-8900 has brought ruin down upon the entire visible spectrum, and we have been overrun. [...] By the time this message reaches those of you cleared to receive it, Foundation resources on a global scale will have released vast amounts of compound ENUI-5, our most subtle amnesiac. Worldwide, men and women who do not deserve the horror wreaked upon them will pause, confused, then resume their business, confident that this is the way it has always been, never knowing what they have lost. Only the photographs not affected by SCP-8900's taint will remain to tell the truth. I regret this, gentlemen. I regret it deeply.
- The fact that there are uncontained SCPs Because of their size, abilities, or other attributes about their nature, all the Foundation can really do is track their activities, keep people away, and suppress information about them. Otherwise, these things are completely free.
- The background "music" from the SCP-087-B game. This has to be the most spine-chilling, paranoia-inducing track in video game history.
- SCP-000. It's looks like a simple blank glitch page in the Foundation database. That's how it appears at first, with bad text parsing and an admin note. But highlight the area below that, and you'll get a story of an entity that is apparently trapped in a blank white void of nothingness. It eventually figures out how to make noise, then it starts to scream. And now, that's all it does. It knows the Foundation contained it here. It hates the Foundation, and whatever it is, it wants to get out. Just what the hell is this thing?
"I did not do anything to deserve this fate, why am I here?! Who or what would be so cruel as to trap someone in a blank nothingness for eternity?! "Foundation", did it do this to me!? Is "Foundation" my captor?! Or is it my creator? It does not matter! I will howl and shriek at the emptiness and until the waves of force I create rips open an exit from this hell, and then I may be able to find the truth, the one fragment of logic and reason in this unending sea of madness and despair that is my existence!
… I will not stop screaming until I am free."
- Someone successfully managed to make the memory wipes terrifying. Doubles, of course, as Paranoia Fuel. At any moment, you could be abducted and traumatized until you can't remember your own name or who you are. Because of something you weren't even aware of. Co-worker behaving oddly? You're screwed, buddy! Good night!
- The Great Short Story Contest. Given that the contestants must include at least some of the twisted geniuses responsible for the entries above, we should expect some doozies, but here's the kicker: The theme for February? Post-SCPocalypse.
- Opportunity Knocks. Apparently based on a recurring nightmare of the author's...
- This story, especially the ending and the fact that there is no mention of which SCP it is. Watch me fly! Then again, the ending of the last part could also be construed as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- According to the document recovered from the Marianas Trench, they frequently have containment failures so massive that it kills nearly every person on earth, and the survivors use SCP technology to repair the devastated planet, clone the dead and make them think nothing happened, with geologic features covering up bigger damage (evidently the Marianas trench used to be a dry land ravine). You'll never know how many times you've died to make it to the end of the "week", or how many years have passed between Monday and Friday...
- And the And Then I Died Contests were games, but they involve stories of deaths involving the SCPs in some way, and you get to guess which was involved. And most of the stories take place before the SCP in question came under the Foundation's control. They not only remind you of what these things can do to ordinary human beings, there's the added scariness that, however horrible the Foundation may be, it would be SO MUCH WORSE without them.
- "Nor Shall My Sword Sleep", or the point of view of inhabitants of SCP-1235. Imagine that everything you knew about reality turns out to be false, and that your entire world suddenly finds itself in the mercy (or rather, lack thereof) of entities who can tamper with your universe without remorse about the torture they're inflicting upon everyone.
- This tale about an unusual DVD that The Foundation came into possession of. It involves a trio of explorers, all of whom speak a strange, unknown language, filming what appears to be a nature documentary. It starts out alright, but then things get weird when they film a flock of vultures eating a dead camel. The camel suddenly wakes up and drives off the vultures, then stands there with its exposed organs dangling from its belly. We see more creepy and weird stuff afterward, such as a rhino-eating plant, tribe of humanoid lemur-like creatures, living Utahraptors, a giant ground sloth with six legs, a Multi-Armed and Dangerous aquatic predator, two giant floating creatures, and a pair of bloated worms. But the most horrifying part is when the researchers enter some slums filled with severely malnourished humans. One of them promptly attacks the subjects and says the following:
Inhabitant: Let us go! Let us go, you sick fucks!
- Conviction is a good contender for most horrific story on the entire site. A drunken man claims that he knows what SCP-001 really is, since he was in charge of it. Specifically, it was the Foundation's attempt at containing a deadly virus. What did this virus do? It slowly turned a person's muscle mass, organs, and body tissues into fat, raising their body temperature and ending with them being immolated. The problem was that virus only infected select groups of people and the Foundation couldn't understand why. What were these groups? Jews, Romani, and Homosexuals. That's right, he's implying that THE FOUNDATION WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HOLOCAUST. Not only that, but the guy they got was just as anti-Semitic and racist as the real Hitler, whom the Foundation had secretly replaced to take control of the Nazi party. He added people to the roster, like Slavs and the mentally handicapped, because he thought it would be all for the good of humanity.
- There's also the implication that the virus is still around today, but is luckily contained in a small region and surrounded on all sides by enemies. Where could they be talking about? Israel.
- At first, Fear Alone seems like a complete inversion of Nightmare Fuel. But then, you realise that the very fact it has been posted to this site means that it might not work anymore, and the fact that you read it is only making it worse... What will they do now? Are they going to do something horrible for real, or is the world about to end?
- It's actually even worse. The implication of this story is that the administering of amnestics after being assigned to SCP 231 is not voluntary at all. The entire construct depends on the fact that nobody knows the truth. In essence, while it may be a wonderful Pet the Dog moment for the Foundation, no one can ever know.
- The guy behind Things Of Interest has several SCPs and stories about SCP's Antimemetics division. The regular Memetics division is about contagious ideas, while this one is about things which are automatically forgotten. Agents frequently lose entire years of their lives. You may have some of these creatures on you right now. Maybe there's someone you knew killed by one and you just don't remember them. Perhaps you had training in some field that was eaten, right out of your head. Ever walked into a room and forgot why you came? All these and more are possible in the wonderful world of Antimemes. Oh, and there have probably been several of them, throughout history, all of which were themselves forgotten. Pleasant dreams!
- The O5 Orientation. Human beings naturally like to have answers to questions. To know why something is broken implies there's a way for you to fix it. That's why a lot of stories and entries concerning SCP-001 have them serving as the origins for the Foundation and the other occult organizations. Working at the Foundation also means very few things will surprise you anymore, even the news that you've been promoted to the O5 council and that you'll learn the truth about the world you live in through a letter from the Administrator. There is no SCP-001. There is no why. That was a mistake the Administrator and the Foundation made right from the beginning. The truth is that the universe has always been like this, a hellish place whose supposed physical laws barely even apply. Space, time, history, energy, matter, all of it could change from one day to another, spawning anomaly after anomaly. Whatever attempts the Foundation makes to understand the ones it finds will always be futile. They're just human beings living in a universe indifferent to their plight and just operating as it always has been and always will be. Likewise, all the Foundation can do is what they've always done: secure, contain, and protect.
- SCUTTLE is scary in its mundane nature. It is a series of emails following the failure of this computer system called SCUTTLE that the Foundation relies upon as a dead hand for their nuclear warheads. The email senders are panicking, trying to figure out if it might be due to an SCP or a sabotage. It's not. It is due to the simple fact of SCUTTLE being outdated and glitching out, and the Foundation being unable to implement a better system. Every preparation the Foundation takes to protect against SC Ps and malicious groups can simply be undone by a glitch in outdated hardware.
Foreign SCP Foundation Works
- It's a pity that the SCP from the foreign branches aren't translated, because they can bring the creepy. The following come from the Spanish branch, La Fundación SCP:
- SCP-ES-015 are pills that are impossible to ingest. Literally. Trying to swallow one just chokes you. Powdering and dissolving it to drink it only accelerates the process. If you manage to introduce it on some living organism it will cause their death unless you extract the substance from their bodies. And every time, the substance will reform into their original pill form once they got out of the formerly living being. But the real disturbing thing is its backstory: apparently its creator developed what could be constructed as an improved version of SCP-500, so good it really gives you immortality; but a super-religious coworker decided that this was an heresy, so they tampered with the formula so no-one could ingest the substance ever.
- SCP-ES-019, the apocalyptic headphones. It's a pair of headphones that tune to transmissions from different scenarios of human extinction. The people who hear any of those begins to suffer either related PTSD or the physical effects of said scenarios. One of the described world-end scenarios involves the "Human Cattle Breeding project". Just do the math.
- SCP-ES-020, a funerary urn from the Tonocoté aboriginals. When a person touches it, an humanoid entity with the appearance of an attractive native of the opposite gender invites them to know the wonders of their world, and uses the urn as a portal to a world where the pre-columbine cultures are still alive and blooming. If the person doesn't come back immediately, they begin to integrate to the new culture, up to the point of losing their ability of speak their mother language and instead adopting the local aboriginal language. After some level of integration, the person is offered to remain in that world; many of the subjects accept. All was fine and peachy, until a volunteered D-class discovered that some people invited to live in the world inside the urn was offered as human sacrifices and escaped to avoid that fate. The urn also wants to break contention, and from time to time arrows with poison come from it.
- SCP-ES-021: A horrifying inversion of Humanoid Abomination: a colossal creature that descended from the skies and slowly advanced until finally getting stuck in Taipei. It's resilient enough to tank various nukes, had an extremely developed Healing Factor, is monstrously powerful... and has the mind of a young, bright woman who doesn't understand or remember what has happened to her and wishes to harm nobody, even building graves for her victims and only lashing out when agents were harming said graves. In fact, its only wish is to be killed. Which, incidentally, much to the Foundation and the Coalition's distress, they can't do. They're trying everything. When they saw the nukes were ineffective, they tried to seal her in an unstable, collapsing universe. It did squat to her, to the point she remains stable. She's still stuck in place, immortal. They had to build a building around her to hide everything and keep trying and failing to kill her. And they have to keep trying, because otherwise she'll go mad again. Prognosis says the Foundation is likely to lose Taiwan entirely should she do that.
- SCP-ES-027, the constantly mutating air ducts of a Venezuelan building, and the man-eating predator that lives in them. Another generic labyrinthine manifestation with attached homicidal being who can be contained by just sealing it, right? Except that isn't limited to that specific building: it can manifest in other buildings on the globe as their wish, and isn't just one creature. The containment procedures had to include feed them D-class personnel in the original building as a way to impede them to move away from their original location.
- SCP-ES-029 , an small island in Chile that was took over by an off branch of the Church of the Broken God, and its mechanized population that were infected with a mutated strain of SCP-217 that can infect vegetable and fungi life. The Church managed to control the town in such secrecy that the SCP was only found by chance, but not before the originally small farming village has become a gigantic mining complex. The Foundation managed to contain the area by using a lot of experimental substances, basically forcing oxidation in the entire complex.
- SCP-ES-045, a doll made of porcelain and... some kind... of human tissue. It makes people stay still, lose their communication skill, and then [DATA EXPUNGED]. The subjects do survive and get better, but get a reasonable fear of dolls after the experience. The doll was found in an abandoned house in a neighborhood after the disappearance of a number of children, which gives you a hint on how this thing was made. When in contention, a note from its creator appeared, promising the doll to rescue her. After a containment breach, which ended with the assigned personnel found with their tongue and several internal organs removed and dressed in baby clothes, another note from the creator was found, saying, more or less "I don't want you anymore. you're as evil as always. Also, I have new toys. Don't come back, or I'll tell Daddy". The thing is so vile, not even its creator wants it back.
- SCP-ES-053, "Mother and ████", combines the unknowing aspect of SCP-579 with an inversion of 231. It consists of an ordinary woman in her thirties and an unknown number of [DATA EXPUNGED] (one of them being a cognito-danger of some sort) that only she is able to contain in their cell. It's implied that whatever she is containing has affected her, to the point that she has stopped collaborating with the Foundation, but the danger they present is so big they can't be terminated, and merely permitting them to leave the cell can have a massive effect in all the humans' psyche.
- SCP-ES-061, the alternative VCR player is, in contrast, pretty harmless: just a VHS player that display the What Could Have Been version of whatever tape you play on it. Until you see that the O5 has forbidden its use with documentaries and non-fiction material after the (expunged) results obtained when played several documentaries, in particular one about the evolution of men.
- SCP-ES-071 is a memetic agent that manifests as a writing in one of many indigenous language in the skin of any person that read its text from any written surface it was transcribed. The text is basically the address of some magical golden city with many riches, but the location differs in each language transcription. The person infected has also vivid mental images of the geographical accidents near the site, acquire the compulsion to go to said city, and the infection can be get even if the person doesn't know the language of the text, and every time they want to write it is in said aboriginal language. Fortunately, the memetic effect doesn't spread when said person repeats the content of said text in their mother, occidental language, but since by then the infected has lost their ability of write in anything that isn't the aboriginal language of the text they carry, that's isn't much of a consolation. As if the former wasn't already bad, the four demonstrated "addresses" are all sites specifically geared towards brutally killing all non-native Americans, and more specifically, Europeans. One of the places the text directs is the original location of SCP-ES-082, a Mayan sarcophagus who contains something who gleefully kills anyone of non-indigenous ascendant; another led to an Amazon site teeming with hostile natives who utterly despise foreigners, and a third points towards a Peruvian site filled with twelve of an unknown SCP that was already responsible for a mass grave. The last of the described places had its data expunged, save for the fact that the Foundation had to raze the pace with napalm and then irradiated until it was rendered unhabitable.
- SCP-ES-088 a labyrinth that can manifest in any hotel or equivalent establishment. You can easily enter on it, barely without realizing that its decoration clashes with the rest of the hotel, until it was too late to come back. Inside of it there are miles and miles of corridors, with no doors and constant muzak. Also, human bodies, the corpses of the people who got lost there and weren't rescued on time. And still, those who died are way luckier than the guy that managed to find "the center"...
- The French branch of the Foundation, La Fondation SCP, also has a few pieces of interest:
- The proposal of Dr Johannes for SCP-001-FR is a failed experiment by the Foundation that caused the sudden apparition of some sort of corruption of the law of physics, something that causes an unstoppable imbalance and a growing disorder in the very way reality works. They decided to call this phenomenon entropy. That's right, the force that will inevitably cause the end of the Universe and the extinction of all life is a direct result of the Foundation fucking up, and didn't exist until then. This also means that all scientific knowledge since its creation has been either distorted or completely fabricated according to the effects it has on the universe, including the Laws of Thermodynamics.
- SCP-006-FR is a butcher that materializes along with his shop between other shops, without anybody seeing anything strange with this. Any non-vegetarian that enters the shop will order some piece of meat, and the butcher will happily provide it... But by some unknown way, he actually uses the customer's own flesh. Who then goes back to his house without even realizing that something is wrong (and without dying if the wound would normally be lethal) and eats his order, at which point he's freed from whatever was clouding his mind and dies from the blood loss.
- SCP-024-FR is a rather large sandwich that compels people around it to eat it. Wouldn't be so bad, if the victims weren't compelled to try to do so in one go. And as the sandwich is far too large for being swallowed in one piece, they'll try to open up their mouths wider and wider, before trying to force it open with their hands... It usually ends with the victim breaking and/or ripping out their lower jaw. Oh, and the victims feel every second of pain, and yet still go on even as they're bleeding to death.
- SCP-054-FR will cause nightmares to any aquaphobe. It's a phenomenon that only happens on the shore of some island, and which turns seawaves into jaws of great white sharks as soon as a potential victim comes near.
- SCP-075-FR is a mask that possesses whoever dons it and turns its victim into a feral creature. What's worse is that the mask is highly radioactive, so once its host is too damaged for wearing it, it will seek another victim and basically turn it into a walking nuclear hazard.
- SCP-089-FR is a travelling circus that has a tendency to appear without warning near metropolitan areas. A few weeks before the grand opening, circus-related people are seen observing the inhabitants, sometimes directly looking through their windows, and disappearing as soon as they're spotted. However, the most worrying part is that the number of child disappearances skyrockets during this period. The police has never been able to link the disappearances to the circus, but when the day of the grand opening occurs, creepy and nauseating numbers are performed. All of them involving what look like young children (masked or not) meeting a grisly fate. We will let you connect the dots...
- SCP-096-FR was a village populated by people who were all wearing masks and costumes... Badly made ones that launched them straight into the Uncanny Valley. Anybody who enters the village will be persuaded into staying and putting on one such costume. Eventually, they will have their minds rewritten so that they would think they had always inhabited the village. That's bad enough, but every Halloween, the villagers would leave their town and go trick-or-treating in the neighboring towns... And forcibly converting those who failed to give them candies. Fortunately, they had been neutralized by agents of the Foundation.
- SCP-185-FR is a few instances of what looks like oversized wind ornaments that materialized in a forest. They create a zone around them in which every single form of kinetic energy is nullified : everything trapped inside said zone is permanently « frozen » like a statue, without any hope of ever being rescued as anything that would try to get inside would fall victim to the effect. That's already bad. The worst part ? New instances keep popping up, each one increasing the area of effect. The Foundation hypothesizes that, sooner or later, the entire world will be affected.
- It's also a pity that most of the Japanese Branch is mostly untranslated too, because it is also filled with several oddities that can make most people scared.
- SCP-040-JP is a old wooden shack with a bottomless well in it. The anomalous effects come when someone looks inside the shack. The person starts shacking and starts to claim "There was this cat." From then on when the effected person looks at a cat they see a hairless and featureless cat with human eyeballs but not only that but they feel like a cat is watching them whenever they are in dark place. The worst part is it doesn't stop there! The person who is effected try to convince others the cat exist by using text, images and other forms of media which makes other people effect by it! It also gets worse with the final addendum where a outbreak at Site 8120 so everyone in the site had to get amnestics to forget about the cat. All seems fine and good when suddenly the last line starts to imply that the person writing the addendum is infected too!
- The relatively new German Branch also has some pretty creepy stuff.
- SCP-023-DE is great for people with arachnophobia. It consists of 8 pairs of contact lenses, that allow to see thousands of little spiders crawling around on other human beings. The Foundation assumes that its just an illusion created by the lenses, but then comes the interview with the guy who built them: "People realise that the spiders are on them, they just don't know. They always have an itch in the places the spiders are in. ... Your nose itches, doesn't it?"
- Another one for arachnophobics: SCP-069-DE. The picture alone is very creepy.
- Even the joke SCPs are creepy.
- Take SCP-000-J, for example. It's a catalogue of every SCP item, which anybody can apparently order through a simple phone call as if they were everyday items. When one of the testers did call and order one of them (a safe-level item), it disappeared from its storage and mysteriously got delivered to his office, and the amount he would have paid for it vanished from his next paycheck. Now imagine somebody finding this catalogue and ordering one of the Keter-class items...
- SCP-____-J, the procrastination stone. Sure, the doctor was affected and became a Ridiculous Procrastinator. But what if the whole world became like that?
- SCP-5308 gets pretty creepy when you realize that the SCP is apparently paranoid enough to imprison an innocent three-year old boy without evidence. And they have confirmed that said boy isn't bulletproof. Now, how would they know something like that, exactly...?
- SCP-2006-J is an Eldritch Abomination that fancies herself a Magical Girl. No, she is not a Cute Monster Girl, she's a hideous entity consisting of tentacles covered in snake-eyes. Any who sees her will be driven insane. And what her Transformation Sequence is and what happened to the guy she zapped is censored, but it's implied that they're not pleasant...
- SCP-001-EX-J is a joke and explained as understood. Except that it can still do unpredictable, devastating things, even in the modern era. It is NOT safe. It is NOT controllable, and it exists EVERYWHERE and can pop up from nowhere and wreak havoc. Cavemen discovered it, but no one can truly ever control it or the millions of casualties it causes every years. SCP-001-EX-J is simply fire, discovered by cavemen. Fire itself, while EXPLAINED, can never be contained completely, or controlled completely and can appear anywhere, even from the air (lightning). Fascinating that this is not a former Keter object that is now understood, because Fire is more deadly than most of the SCPs.
- SCP-1344-J otherwise known as the Kool Aid man, doesn't seem frightening when you know what it is, but if you read its description before you know its name, you may never look at it the same way again.
Groups of Interest
- The Global Occult Coalition. Created by the allies after the end of World War II, the GOC consisted of scientists, priests, psychics, and occults, including ones who had defected from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Their mission is to keep the world safe from all supernatural entities. By destroying each and every last one. The Foundation may do some downright horrible things to protect humanity, but at least they have standards and practices. For the GOC, it doesn't matter what it is, where it came from, if it's completely harmless, or even if their attempts to kill it do more harm than good. If it's paranormal, it's their enemy.
- Dr. Wondertainment. Its identity is unknown, and is never divulged in any of its products' labels. It could be a single person, several people, or the name of a company. Whoever it is, it's a creator of mass-marketed and apparently magical children's toys, like a microwave that turns clay food into real food, or origami paper that functions like a real version of what it's folded into. Each product comes with a cheerfully-written label explaining what it does, but also warns the consumer what not to do with it, and disclaimers that Wondertainment is not responsible for any injuries, deaths, existential crises, etc. that happen if the product is misused. To their credit, the toys are completely fun and totally safe...as long as you use them according to the directions. Tampering with the toys and doing things with them you're not supposed to do has horrific consequences. Consuming the medicinal chicken soup when it's cold turns you into a chicken. Not taking care of your Wonder Pony for fourteen days will kill it. Eating too many Insta-teen Tablets will result in permanent brain damage and eventually a coma. The strange thing is, there is never any indication that Wondertainment, whoever/whatever it is, actively seeks to cause harm to children. In fact, it seems to want nothing more than to make children happy, but then again, why are its toys so dangerous when used the "wrong" way?
- The Church of the Broken God. They're a religious cult that worships technology, including mechanical SCP items, believing them to be fragments of their Clockwork God. According to them, God is a machine that was long ago shattered into many artifacts that were then scattered across the globe. When the chosen ones manage to find these artifacts and rebuild him, they'll be rewarded with godhood. As for everyone else, well...
- The Church sees natural life as inherently defective or even evil. As a result, church members often have large portions of their bodies augmented or replaced with advanced prosthetics. The more you have, the closer you are to God.
- If you can't imagine how bad would be if the Church managed to take control of a populated pĺace, just see the town of mechanical zombies a small branch of them created.
- On the other side of the spectrum there is the Sarkic Cult, a malicious group that makes the Church of the Broken God look like a Well-Intentioned Extremist. They are responsible for many Body Horror SC Ps such as SCP-610 "The Flesh that Hates". Their god in no uncertain terms being described as a God of Evil that sees humanity as nothing but pawns and that the Broken God was broken up to contain. The worst part? They are winning. Most of the alternate futures are futures where either the Sarkic Cults have won, creating nightmare worlds, or that humanity had to cause a Mutual Kill with them.
- The Chaos Insurgency. Once a covert task force only known by the O5 council, they broke away from the Foundation in 1924. They work by setting up puppet leaders in third-world countries and use their entire populations as D-class personnel. They also stole several SCP items when they went AWOL, including a staff that can change the physical and chemical properties of anything it touches, and a bell that can produce a variety of destructive effects depending on where it's struck.