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  • SCP-4000, aka taboo, an SCP whose very designation can't be told due to its strict rule-set. In short, the page refers to an extra-dimensional space holding a race of entities, highly implied to be the fae which were mentioned in other SCPs. The containment procedures require people to avoid talking or referring about it directly and never use the same description twice when describing any of the items involved with SCP-4000, lest very bad things happen. This framing paints SCP-4000 in an almost Alice in Wonderland-esque light, and it only gets weirder with the exploration logs, which depict a Dr. Japers and his encounters with a rabbit-headed entity. While the logs for the most part seem cordial, a slip up by Dr. Japers allows the rabbit-headed entity to effectively take his identity, stranding the former Japers in SCP-4000 while the new Dr. Japers is able to blend in seamlessly in the Foundation, despite still having a rabbit head. Taboo also brings another perspective to Bright's SCP-001 proposal. During the "War on the Factory", many of The Fair Folk fought on the Foundation's side, and only a few turned on the early Foundation forces. The Foundation's response was to commit genocide against the entire sapient species and erase their names, driving the survivors into what is essentially a refugee camp. None of this is mentioned in the "official" Foundation account.

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  • SCP-4002 is a series of tales about Sumerian kings, culminating in Etana. In the ages before Etana, the kings reigned for hundreds of years at a time, and it's heavily implied that humanity had other supernatural properties too. Etana could not have children, and travelled to the heavens to appeal to the gods for a solution. None would help him, until he encountered a mysterious entity that was very clearly not a god. The entity offered Etana his heir, but in return, he would give up magic. Humanity's lifespans would shorten, the mythical creatures would die out, and the gods themselves would retreat from the world. But one day, it would all come back, explaining the extreme increase in anomalous activity the Foundation has to deal with. The deal would be over when humanity heard the black moon howl.

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  • SCP-4096, a "complex topological manifold" capable of flipping two sides of an established dichotomy - such as day and night, red and blue, and big and small - in a certain radius when activated by a person. What at the start seems like a vehicle for surreal Black Comedy, including things like infrared light implicitly becoming gamma radiation and a D-class crushed by their own wristwatch during tests issued by the O5 Council, gives way to horror when the anomaly starts spontaneously activating. And every time it activates, its area of effect becomes larger. The truly frightening part is when it flips silence and speech and spends several minutes pleading to no avail, as it is unable to be heard. Combined with its other spontaneous activations, all in the course of a day, this paints a very unsettling picture: this reality warping thing is sapient, it does not like being experimented on, and it wants out. And as of the time of the document's writing? SCP-4096 represents the Foundation itself, with the O5s being trapped inside the manifold due to it reversing contained and uncontained and the rest of the Foundation resigned to just leaving them there.

  • SCP-4144 is the entire human concept of breakfast. Any time a person sits down to eat what they would consider "breakfast," they're teleported to a strange alternate dimension while a mannequin in their exact likeness manifests in their place. During this time the person falls into a fluid-filled sac and gets stabbed somewhere on their body. When they teleport back, their food appears eaten, their stab wound has been sealed with a brown liquid, and they have no memory of anything to do with the alternate dimension, instead, they remember having eaten a delicious breakfast. What's truly terrifying is that the samples taken from the dimension are made of the same materials as the inside of a human body. So the next time you want to enjoy the most important meal of the day, ask yourself this - are you eating your breakfast, or is your breakfast eating you?

  • You may have come across SCP entries with a struck-out reference to "Site-5" followed by the footnote "Personnel are to be reminded that there is no Site-5." It's also worth noting that "Site-5" lacks the leading 0 used for sites numbered lower than Site-10 (such as Site-01), so something just seems very off about this reference. Then SCP-4182 sheds some light as to what this Site-5 is, in iterations similar to SCP-2998 or SCP-2317. At first, SCP-4182 just seems to be some sort of memetic that causes documents to inexplicably make reference to the supposedly nonexistent Site-5, and whatever it is, it's apparently some sort of anomalous waste site, and what's supposed to be a camera feed but just throws an invalid file error. But then the page throws an error and tells you to look at a previous revision from 2015, peeling back more of the mystery: SCP-4182 seems to be an island with the aforementioned waste containment facilities sealed off for reasons unknown. Then you get another error, and another past iteration from 2002, with a further zoomed-in picture to build up the suspense, and additional documentation explaining that SCP-4182 has a massive underground complex with...something; whatever it was, it warranted prohibiting further excavations of the site. Then you get yet another iteration from 1992, which finally shows the camera feed, revealing a pile of skeletons. These corpses came from SCP-4182, with analysis explaining that these corpses suffered some pretty nasty necrosis, i.e. cells dying due to loss of blood supply. After all of this, there's one last iteration of SCP-4182, which redesignates it from Keter to Explained, revealing that this was some sort of bug in the Foundaton networks' source code. The rest of the page is blank, so all is well, right? "You have (1) new message(s)." That "jdavis" person that the error messages have been telling you to contact? They send you an email explaining that actually, Site-5 is real, and they show you a video tour of Site-5: A dark, abandoned facility leading down into the pile of corpses you saw in the previous iteration of the document. Davis ends by saying "see you there. ~:)"

    If you read the discussion, you'll see that the author, The Great Hippo, put in their own interpretation of Site-5note : Site-5 was a genocide facility. All those struck-out references to Site-5? People within the Foundation were trying to bring the Foundation's dark past into the light, and the administration just goes and says "it never happened."

  • SCP-4264 is a rare case where the human element is scarier than the anomaly. John Peron, a school teacher, learns he has reality warping powers that make any example he writes in a lesson plan come true. He uses his ability to make his students prove the Rieman Hypothesis and win a million dollars. The Global Occult Coalition take the students hostage as they know the students are linked to an anomaly, but John saves them. In response the Global Occult Coalition drop chemical weapons on John's county killing all of the students and presumably hundreds of others as well. John then retaliates by destroying the GOC's base of operations using a metorite.

  • SCP-4319 is a website that turns what the blogger who made it feels to be unfeminine women into stereotypical Stepford Smiler Alpha Bitches. The active term here is "the blogger"; said blogger, KeeLee is a vicious transphobe who is willing to inflict massive amounts of pain on her brainwashed victims if they at all fight against her influence and ideal of feminine behavior. Worse is the reason behind the entry is a pink blog post; the researcher working on it was infected, and as shown by the quiz towards the end, she is all too aware of it.

  • SCP-4634 is a collection of "out of order" signs that, when placed on a doorway, cause rooms to cease their intended function. For example, placing an instance of SCP-4634 on a kitchen door leads to the kitchen's appliances to stop working, the utensils to bend out of shape, and ingredients to rot incredibly fast. That's not the scary part. When the Foundation first discovered SCP-4634, the signs were found in a collection of 128 large stone monuments scattered across the globe, on the inside of the monuments' doors. Removing the signs caused the entire universe to shift, with planets and stars alike changing their orbits, the asteroid belt fusing together, and the death of all life, all in less than 7 hours. Following this, a new set of stone monuments with a new set of SCP-4634 spontaneously appeared on Earth, resetting everything back to normal.
  • SCP-4666: The Yule Man is a humanoid creature that haunts and stalks a family of its choice for weeks during Christmas season, culminating in it sneaking into their house, kidnapping the youngest child, and torturing the family to death. Sounds bad? It gets worse. Turns out the kids it kidnaps are forced to work to death in a sweatshop cranked Up to Eleven, making toys out of human remains. The "toys" are given to the 15% of children that this thing leaves alone. If they stop working, they're next in line for toymaking. And the earliest report is from the late 1400s, with implications that the Yule Man may have been active for far longer. How does the Foundation know about this? Well, one "toy", a grotesque doll made from a little girl, was still alive.

  • SCP-4831 is a simple SCP that brings up a truly frightening situation. SCP-4831 is a bathroom that suddenly locked on its own and became absolutely impervious to all attempts to open or destroy the room as soon as SCP-4831-1 entered it. SCP-4831-1 is a non-anomalous young man by the name of Tucker unfortunate enough to be trapped in this room. The worst part is that the article has transcripts of his and his parent's realization of what happened and their futile attempts to open the door and the mother and son coming to terms with the fact he is going to spend the rest of his life in there.

  • SCP-4885 "Find Him" is another horrifying SCP with a silly premise, being a pale-skinned Wally/Waldo without eyes. For one, it's a Keter-class entity whose containment procedures involve a bunch of complicated processes involving self-driving cars, drones, and specialized algorithms with as little human involvement as possible. The reason for all that automation? SCP-4885 has a nasty ability where it can sense whenever someone becomes aware of its location. It then proceeds to vanish into walls and teleport inside their body, forcibly and gruesomely tear itself out, and then leave the resulting corpse's skin covered with illustrations from the Where's Wally books. And when someone else learns of the victim's location, they also trigger SCP-4885's teleportation and vice versa. That ability alone loads it with all sorts of Paranoia Fuel, but it only worsens when you realize SCP-4885 is currently God knows where - it's only theorized to be contained in some unknown site that could be anywhere on Earth. SCP-4885 was discovered when a field team explored an abandoned house and one of them accidentally managed to learn of the whereabouts of "Wally." During the chaos, the last standing team member phoned the nearest site with their location, pleading for rescue. You can see where this is going. It gets to the point where a lead researcher has to perform a Heroic Sacrifice by establishing the secret black site Location i to serve as a place where SCP-4885's victims go in a desperate effort to somehow contain "Wally" once and for all, hopefully becoming its last victim.
    "Recently, I was alerted to the apparent danger of SCP-4885 and the corpses that it creates. Sure, we have Procedure Invenient Eum, but there are presumably hundreds of SCP-4885-1 instances out there that we cannot contain at all, as even the O5 Council has stated that they do not know how to contain the corpses. Here's my proposal. I will require no D-Class, nor any help from anyone.

    I will create an algorithm for drones and other machines to detect SCP-4885-1 instances, grab them, and deliver them to a specific location, which I will refer to as Location i. Location i, as far as any of you are concerned, will not exist.

    This "Location i" will be known to no one except for me, and me alone. I will establish Location i in the algorithm that I have created, and I will allow SCP-4885-1 instances to be dropped off at Location i. Any of you that know SCP-4885's effect know where this is going.

    Once Location i has been established, and the algorithm is up and running, I will exile myself to a location that, as far as any of you are concerned, will not exist. I will cast myself to the forests, and I will wait for SCP-4885 to take me. Roughly three days after I exile myself, activate Procedure Invenient Eum, and do not go looking for Location i.

  • While the last third of SCP-4950 takes a surprisingly well-executed turn into meme-fuelled comedy, the situation presented is still quite terrifying - a tiny cult with minimal resources intentionally summoning a potentially universe-destroying nanomachine god and nearly succeeding thanks to a loophole in how the required sacrifices work which was incredibly easy to exploit with common modern technology.
  • SCP-4975 is a bird-like creature that has a habit of rotating its long neck to a rhythmic beat and making a clicking sound, not unlike the ticking of a clock. It stalks its prey for months on end, using its clicking to frighten them, and when the time comes to feast on them, it stops turning its neck to signify that time's up. 4975 also exists in two places at the same time, both within its containment cell and while being perceived by its prey, who are helpless to stop it. Finally, the page itself has a creepy quirk if you happen to be wearing headphones: after two minutes, you'll begin to hear a clock tick.

  • SCP-4991 is an anomalous period where several social networking sites spouted out posts which were referring to events that didn't occur in the first place. According to several posts from 4Chan, Tumblr, Reddit, and Twitter that somehow leaked in from another universe, the world has become overrun with vast swarms of flesh-eating bugs that turn into mind-controlling parasites after entering the person's body. That being said, the posts that were shown from these aforementioned websites range from I Don't Want to Die posts accompanied with photos showing the extent of the invasion, to posts sounding like Dissonant Serenity to users being resigned to death from all the chaos that is happening in their world. So how does the Foundation approach in solving the Bug War? Well, since they and several GOIs have their secrecy revealed to the public (with Deer College having a twitter account and Marshall Carter & Dark selling anti-bug bunkers for 4 million dollars), the SCP Foundation and the US government decided to form a joint-agreement known as The Securement Plan, which involves cooperation of several large nations and the production of expensive pesticides that can curb the anomalous insects. However, when they realised that it would take up 90% of the budget, they decided to step out of the agreement, and for some reason decided to disappear while the whole world gets overrun by those bugs. Understandably, this has led to several posts from social media networking sites calling them out for this.
    Donald Trump: "Moor stepped out of the agreement. It's almost like when the "world is ending" he starts to get a bit antsy. Is Earth not good enough for you?" (Twitter)
    edwardscissortoes: "Saw a beautiful flock of birds fly over my town!"
    the_ok_hippo: *In response to the quote above* Dude, those aren't birds (Reddit)

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