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"Mankind must not go back to hiding in fear. No one else will protect us; we must stand up for ourselves. While the rest of mankind dwells in the light, we must stand in the darkness to combat it, contain it, and shield it from the eyes of the public, so that others may live in a sane, normal world.
We secure. We contain. We protect."
"The Administrator", About the SCP Foundation

Item #: SCP-4445

Object Class: Thaumiel

Special Containment Procedures: Due to its value for narremeplex research, SCP-4445 is to remain publicly accessible, and containment efforts are to be redirected towards clarification and communication of the subject's nature. Project Headlamps, a specialized narremeplex research group, is tasked with documenting manifestations of notable narremeplexes within SCP-4445.

Description: SCP-4445, codenamed "SCP Wiki", is an international collaborative writing project operated on the eponymous website. The Wiki's contents are focused on the "SCP Foundation", a fictional global clandestine organization that contains, researches, and documents supernatural phenomena. The Wiki's central works are its "SCP Documents", which are styled as documents compiled by the Foundation to archive its anomalous study and containment efforts.

SCP-4445-Inuni, codenamed "SCP Foundation", is the creation of SCP-4445 within its subordinate narrative dimension. The Foundation is a global clandestine organization that contains, researches, and documents anomalies: supernatural entities/phenomena that violate current scientific understandings. Anomalies under Foundation purview are given numeral "SCP" designations, contained with specialized Special Containment Procedures, and documented within the Foundation database.

SCP-4445 originated from the article "SCP-173" posted by Wesley "Moto42" Williams on 4chan's /x/ (paranormal) in 2007, and has expanded into a massive collaborative writing project over its long history.Footnote 1 SCP-4445's synthesis of imaginative concepts and unconventional formatting has made it a potent source of novel narremeplex expressions, a quality that attracted the attention of Project Headlamps.

Addendum 4445-01: Details of SCP-4445 Narrative Content

As mentioned, the SCP Wiki is centered on its thousands of SCP Documents, which are almost always written in the form of a bureaucratic document. Every document contains the anomaly's designation, object class, Special Containment Procedures, and description, but can also contain other addenda to flesh out the surrounding story. Outside of these SCP Documents, the Wiki also contains Tales, short stories focused on various aspects of the SCP universe.

The SCP Foundation itself, with the backronym motto "Secure, Contain, Protect", is staffed by a worldwide staff of researchers, agents, and bureaucrats, with a mysterious council of Overseers as its leaders. Generally described as "cold, not cruel", the Foundation maintains a facade of a non-anomalous world through covert actions, information control, and amnestics. The Foundation itself is situated in a world filled with rivaling cults, organizations, and horrors both ancient and modern.

As a collaborative project written by large numbers of online writers with diverse visions, the Wiki adopts Unreliable Canon as a principle, allowing readers to freely imagine a desired "canon". The main form of low-quality content filtration comes through the Wiki's voting system, which lets users downvote bad articles out of the site.

Addendum 4445-02: Related Projects

As a result of its popularity, long history, and Creative Commons license, SCP-4445 has spawned numerous related projects based on its works, setting and/or characters, with some going commercial. Notable spin-off projects created with the direct input of core SCP authors include the following:




  • Find Us Alive: An audio drama podcast detailing the tale of Site-107 after Incident 6320-A, a dimensional shift which trapped the entirety of the site inside of SCP-6320's associated Pocket Dimension.

Short films

  • Keeping it Chill With Your Homies Down at The SCP Foundation: A film rendering of the tale of the same name, shot by Nifyr. Initially an unofficial adaptation, the tale's author, Henzoid, later incorporated it into the original article.

Additional related works created without direct authorial input, such as the famous SCP – Containment Breach, can be found on Document 4445-FWK.

Addendum 4445-03: Index of SCP-4445 Narremeplex Documentation:

Note: Due to the ever-changing nature of the SCP Wiki, some of these entries may no longer be entirely accurate.

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SCP-2863 - Starving Skeletons

SCP-2863 refers to a population of spectral entities resembling giant (approximately 30 meters tall) animated human skeletons that manifest within the borders of Japan.

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