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SCP-2254

Hey Liv,

I know you'd rather I just summarize it, but I think this one justifies preserving the format. I received (well, traded for) it from a Hand operative; it was enough to make him break deep cover and head for the hills. He must've overpowered the memetic conditioning (somehow); this article certainly doesn't have any antimemetic properties (don't worry, I checked).

Our fair acquaintances have got New York (both ones) locked down; getting this out would've been hard had I not possessed advance knowledge from the accident (ha! lucky me!). Hopefully this article will give you some more boots to use to kick the ones upstairs.

Enjoy,

Alex.

Item #: SCP-2254

Object Type: Realität-Brecher

Containment Level: Rot

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the inherent risks of a broken SCP-2254 cycle, containment primarily focuses on maintaining the integrity and stability of SCP-2254. As SCP-2254's cycle is currently contained within Containment Area 15, and currently poses no threat to civilian or Foundation personnel1, maintenance of proper SCP-2254 cycling is to be considered paramount. As of 4/14/37, testing is to be conducted on the malleability of SCP-2254 cycling under the jurisdiction of Colonel Richards2.

Description: SCP-2254 is an unstable cumulative pseudo-temporal loop3 initiated on 3/01/37 that encompasses semideterministic4 locales within Containment Area 155.

SCP-2254's loop consists of three components: SCP-2254-1, SCP-2254-2, and SCP-2254-3.

SCP-2254-1 is a prototype Boeing Model One that has been heavily modified from its registered specifications. Its wingspan has been increased by four point five inches6 from the original eight point three eight meters. The outermost wing supports have been removed, resulting in severe wing instability. Aeronautic fuel has been replaced with a mixture of sucrose and water that is unable to undergo combustion in SCP-2254-1's engine. In addition, the entire chassis of SCP-2254-1 (including pontoons) has been replaced with concrete, raising the weight far beyond the accepted tolerance of the engine. SCP-2254-1 is extremely durable, but is not capable of powered flight. SCP-2254-1 has been theorized as the motive force behind SCP-2254; however, this cannot be conclusively established due to SCP-2254's effects7.

SCP-2254-2 is the corpse of William E. Boeing, as established by visual confirmation and fingerprint comparison. An autopsy conducted at SCP-2254-3 before the completion of the initial SCP-2254 cycle established cause of death as blood loss resulting from three gunshot wounds located in the upper torso. SCP-2254-2 has no anomalous properties8. SCP-2254-2 was well-preserved at initial time of containment; however, multiple SCP-2254 cycles have significantly degraded its condition. SCP-2254-2, as of 7/05/37, no longer maintains cohesion and consists only of an assemblage of various charred body parts and fluids. This has not impacted its participation in SCP-2254. As Mr. Boeing was last seen during the Hawaiian tsunami on 2/25/37, the mechanism by which SCP-2254-2 was moved to Containment Area 15 is currently unknown.

SCP-2254-3 is the former Mobile Foundation Platform Alpha-Seven ("Beats Manure")9. SCP-2254-3 was the first Mobile Foundation Platform to recover SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2, and was subsequently incorporated into SCP-2254. All personnel inside SCP-2254-3 were killed during the initiation of the SCP-2254 cycle. Repeated SCP-2254 cycles have significantly degraded both the facility and the corpses inside; as of 7/05/37 the facility consists of a mixture of ash, pulverized platform material, and macerated human body components. Despite this, SCP-2254-3 maintains cohesion through unknown means, and is still capable of completing an SCP-2254 cycle.

SCP-2254's crash location can be adjusted via small modifications to SCP-2254-1. Changes in aerodynamicism result in wildly variable crash locations within Containment Area 15. These changes are extremely difficult to predict, and no accurate predictive model has been established. As of 4/14/37, MTFs Epsilon-5 ("So Good They Named It Twice") and Epsilon-6 ("When They Didn't Need To Name It At All")10 have been established to perform these changes for the purpose of experimentation.

SCP-2254 cycles are internally consistent but externally random. A full SCP-2254 cycle lasts a variable amount of observer time and thirty minutes of local time. SCP-2254 cycles demonstrate extreme chronospatial distortion, routinely violating causality, and are capable of radically and temporarily reconfiguring the local geography and time flow of Containment Area 1511. There is a small period during recovery in which restructuring does not occur around SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2.

Addendum 2254-1:
The following is an attempt to describe the internal chronology of an SCP-2254 cycle. It has been assembled based on reports from SCP-2254-3 before the initiation of the initial SCP-2254 cycle. Due to the unusual circumstances surrounding SCP-2254 cycling, derivations in this pattern are extremely difficult to track12. The initial cycle started on 3/1/1937 and has not, as far as we can determine, ended in local time. All time stamps are in minutes. —Doctor Caldmann

[00] SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2 crash-land. Kinetic energy produced in the crash is greater than would be predicted given the weight and velocity of SCP-2254-113.

[01] SCP-2254-3 begins to move to SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2's location to initiate containment.

[05] SCP-2254-3 arrives at SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2 and begins containment.

[10] SCP-2254-3 completes initial containment of SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2. SCP-2254-1 is taken to the hanger. SCP-2254-2 is taken to the morgue. Respective analysis begins.

[15] Autopsy of SCP-2254-2 does not reveal any anomalous features. Analysis of SCP-2254-1 engine begins. SCP-2254-1 begins emitting large amounts of thermal energy14.

[17] Inspection on SCP-2254-1 ceases due to the large amounts of thermal energy being emitted. Hangar is evacuated.

[20] SCP-2254-2 reanimates and begins vocalizing sounds of distress. SCP-2254-2 does not appear capable of human speech. Waveform analysis conducted at Provisional Site-3515 indicates marked similarities to whale songs. SCP-2254-2 begins to move towards SCP-2254-1.

[22] SCP-2254-2 encounters SCP-2254-3 security forces. SCP-2254-2 is affected by ordnance, but locomotion16 is not impeded.

[25] SCP-2254-2 reaches SCP-2254-1. Ambient temperature around SCP-2254-1 begins to char SCP-2254-2; however, locomotion towards SCP-2254-1 continues. Expressions of pain and distress increase.

[28] SCP-2254-2 arrives at SCP-2254-1 and seats itself in the cockpit. A large explosion originating from the hangar, presumed to be from SCP-2254-1, compromises SCP-2254-3's structural integrity. SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2 fall from SCP-2254-3.

[30/0] SCP-2254-1 and SCP-2254-2 crash-land into a location determined partially by the aerodynamicism of SCP-2254-1. Cycle repeats.

And that's the end of the main article proper. A real mess, eh? You can see how badly the authors wanted to use the word "causality loop;" it's almost teasing in how it almost, but does not, meet that criteria. Here, let me tell you about what I saw when I was prying this from the Hand agent (well, ex-hand agent, I suppose) I mentioned above:

We were down by the ocean, where we'd agreed to meet. There was a tremendous roar, so loud I thought a bomb had gone off, and I saw the whole island of Manhattan fold in on itself like it was a game board being put away. Some of the buildings stayed locked to their foundations (ha!) but others weren't, and they (and a tremendous amount of rubble) cascaded down the island into the sea. It was a sound I hope to never hear again: an urban rockslide, the sound of chaos. A concrete seaplane flew into a cloud of rubble like a rocket (difficult to explain; you'll know them when you see them) and an explosion played in reverse, and in another location the whole thing happened but slower, and the right way around…

It really is very hard to describe. There were no less than four of the things all flailing around doing things out of order. It simply does not work in a way we can comprehend. If I were you, back at HQ, I'd try very hard to find out what caused it. I highly doubt it was Boeing; it sounds like he was a patsy fished out of the Pacific after the assassination and dumped into the plane.

There's just a bit more I got out of the Hand operative; these were not put into the article (though they should have been!) but were instead buried on a series of punch tapes in the possession of Colonel Richards (while he was sleeping in bed, or so the operative said).

On a more personal note, since you asked (and will cut this out before presenting it to the bosses), I'm doing as well as could be hoped. Twenty years is a lot to live over again (though I'm back in my younger body, thank God), and I am finding, more than anything else, how boring it is. I've seen all the movies, I know all the events, I know most of the people…even my speech gets me weird looks on the street (when I'm around people, anyways). Hilarious, since when I was (will have been?) on the moon in the '57, I was always knows as a terminal square (in speech, anyways; even the hippest there grudgingly admitted that I was a lady who knew her way around music).

But I'm sure I'll get on; I have already arranged things so that I will be nowhere near the experiment when it happens, assuming they even conduct it at all; I hope they drop the accursed thing altogether.

Enjoy,

Alexandria.

I've removed all the extraneous headers/footers/greetings/niceties for you. —Alex

I understand your reticence, and your emotions at being replaced by who you must see as an interloper. However, determining a sound basis for SCP-2254's crash location is of paramount importance, and I will not be persuaded to stop work on it17.

Colonel Richards

I know I must sound bitter, but please believe me when I say I am not! I am just concerned about what you are doing! We have been extremely lucky so far that the anomaly has not broken past the boundaries of New York—the more you interfere with it, the more likely that possibility becomes!

I understand your grief—believe me, I do. I also understand that one or more members of the council18 has decided to grant you this privilege (not knowing, I must assume, what you are trying to accomplish!). However, if you will allow your grief to cloud your judgement in this way, I feel I must raise the issue with our superiors. I am very sorry, but I cannot allow this to continue.

Doctor Caldmann

I must strongly object to your accusations outlined in your previous letter to me.

Colonel Richards's containment strategy is methodical, cautious, and well-thought; I see no reason to halt its progress. While I may have expressed reservations in the past, I have the utmost faith in Colonel Richards's ability to safely experiment on the anomaly in question.

Sincerely,

Doctor James Caldmann19

As I received it from the Hand operative from the person of Colonel Richards, in no particular order. —Alex

  • Officer Lisa Ward
  • Nurse Loren Caldmann
  • Officer Adrian Vasquez
  • Nurse Jessica Schneider
  • Director Doyle Hogan
  • Doctor Emanuel Harrington
  • Doctor Thomas Collier
  • Nurse Felicia Norman
  • Officer Angela Walsh
  • Technician Carole Delgado
  • Technician Roderick Hammond
  • Doctor Timmy Hicks
  • Nurse Maryann Simpson
  • Staff Kelly Bryant
  • Staff Santos Holt
  • Staff Olivia Neal
  • Doctor Dennis Moran
  • Technician Jared Douglas
  • Doctor Lester Daniels
  • Staff Matthew Hudson
  • Doctor Kaitlin Richards
  • Colonel Michael Richards !!!!!!!20
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