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Item #: SCP-3264

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: No direct action is required in the containment of SCP-3264, however, its current location, the now abandoned Site-41-A, is to be kept under watch at all times by assigned Observation Personnel.

Designated observers and researchers of the phenomenon are to be stationed at Site-41-B, and may only consist of personnel that have not been previously assigned to Site-41-A. In addition, personnel must be restricted to levels B1 through B11 during observation periods.

Under no circumstances may any Site-41-A Observation Personnel access level B12, due to dangerously high radiation leakage following the destruction of the on-site power grid located on that level. Access to level B12 may only be granted to designated Maintenance Personnel.

Extensive quarantine protocols are enforced on level B12 due to the presence of Type-B Corriger Radiation1. To avoid risking contamination, Observation Personnel are to have no interaction with Maintenance Personnel and must conduct all required research within the allowed observation period (0600 to 2000 hours) in order to avoid unnecessary contact. Any Observation Personnel found within Site-41-A outside of the observation period will be subject to extensive Emergency Level 3 decontamination procedures.

Navigation of Site-41-A is only to be permitted during the maintenance period (2030 to 0530 hours) to avoid creating suspicion among Observation Personnel. When accessing Site-41-A, Maintenance Personnel are to wear their supplied hazmat suits. No Maintenance Personnel may access B12 without first wearing their supplied hazmat suit.

After entry to B12, Maintenance Personnel must first confirm the elevator system has been re-locked to levels B1 through B11, at which point they are permitted to remove their supplied hazmat suit.

Maintenance Personnel are to operate under the pretense that B12 is filled with what shall be referred to as "Corriger Radiation", a fictitious form of radiation designed to deter accidental interaction with Observation Personnel. Any questions regarding "Corriger Radiation" should be answered with a reference to a falsified paper known as "The Nature of Viral Instability and its Effects on Modern Nuclear Physics" written by Thomas Corriger.

Additional procedures concerning the handling of Project EXPUNGE can be found within your personal P-EXP briefing files.

Description: SCP-3264 is a phenomenon that manifests as the physically existent actions of a non-existent human, that have occurred exclusively within Site-41-A following a D-Class riot that took place on 02/11/20██ (see Related Riot Incident History).

The entity has no physical presence itself nor does it provide any measurable force on its environment and in addition, it has never been shown to react to any form of stimuli applied to its surroundings or at its apparent location. Due to this, designated Observation and Maintenance Personnel have been able to freely wander throughout Site-41-A without risking unwanted damage to or from SCP-32642.

Daily observed effects consist of trivial matters, including but not limited to:

  • Showers switching on in the morning, then off after an average of 5 minutes, 12 seconds.
  • Toilets flushing at 3-4 hour intervals.
  • Food in the Site-41-A cafeteria being cooked without any measurable acting force.
  • The subsequent spontaneous disappearance of the aforementioned cooked food.

More drastic events include but are not limited to:

  • Windows shattering.
  • Damage and/or destruction of on-site equipment.
  • Discharge of firearms.
  • The deaths of former Site-41-A personnel (see Emergency Action Summary 3264-1).

All food/equipment/firearms manipulated by SCP-3264 have exclusively been those that were present on Site-41-A at the time of its original manifestation on 02/11/20██. As part of experimentation procedures, various food substances originating from off-site have been placed in the Site-41-A cafeteria, mixed with food already present, but SCP-3264 has not been seen to interact with them.
In some test cases, food and equipment originating within Site-41-A have been taken off-site, yet experienced the SCP-3264 phenomenon as if they were still on-site, indicating SCP-3264 has some connection to the specific layout of Site-41-A at the time it first appeared on 02/11/20██.

Related Riot Incident History: SCP-3264 was first seen to manifest following the D-Class riot of 02/11/20██. After a containment breach was initiated by SCP-████, seventy percent of the Site-41-A security personnel suffered fatal casualties. At the same time, SCP-████ managed to break down the facility power grid on level B12, causing a radiation leak that ultimately cut power to the whole of Site-41-A. This resulted in the security system of the D-Class Holding Wing failing to operate, and 113 D-Class personnel broke free of their confinement.

The riot lasted thirteen hours before a backup response team arrived on site and managed to subdue the D-Class personnel and recontain SCP-████.

An anomaly present in the 23 surviving D-Class personnel was made apparent when it was discovered they all believed they were still a part of the recently quelled riot. All 23 were reported to jeer about the success of raids on Site-41-A sectors that never occurred, recurring cries generally along the lines of "you'll never take us alive!", and constant praise towards an unknown D-Class member allegedly leading the riot, a character the surviving D-Class personnel are unable to attribute a name to (whether by choice or lack of knowledge is unknown).

Since this was first observed, 17 of the survivors have lapsed into a severe catatonic stupor, 5 still believe the riot is taking place, and 1 has returned to his pre-riot state (see Interview Log - D-5153/3264).

The effects of SCP-3264 manifested less than 24 hours following the riot, starting with the unexplained destruction of equipment, and then escalating to the violent deaths of several Foundation personnel, which lead to a facility-wide lockdown of Site-41-A. Over the course of three days, the effects became decreasingly fatal, until the situation was deemed stable and the lockdown was lifted, allowing Site-41-A to be evacuated.

Emergency Action Summary 3264-1: On 02/22/20██, 11 days after the first known manifestation of SCP-3264, a fatal incident involving several former Site-41-A personnel took place. Dr. S█████, then stationed temporarily at Site-██, was seen to experience a series of seizures, followed by what nearby personnel described unanimously as a "blood-curdling scream" before he dropped to the ground and passed away less than a minute later.

Following an autopsy, Dr. S█████ was found to have died from a series of gunshot wounds to the abdomen and upper-back, in addition to a similar wound at the back of the knee. Despite this report, no signs of any bullet fragments, nor any shrapnel have been located in the body, or around the area that the attack is believed to have taken place, and all witnesses of the seizure claim to have heard no gunshots during the incident.

Three hours following this report, the time of the incident was cross-referenced and correlated with an incident that took place within Site-41-A in which two observers had witnessed the unprovoked discharge of a firearm hanging in the on-site armory, an event attributed to the SCP-3264 phenomenon. It was discovered that the time of Dr. S█████'s death and the discharge of the firearm happened simultaneously.

A further 17 hours later, three more former Site-41-A personnel were found dead in their own sleeping quarters, having suffered similar bullet wound symptoms, all within a minute of one another. It has since been noted that all three were known to work in Sector L of the Biology Department, alongside Dr. S█████.

Due to these events, an Emergency Action protocol has been enacted and all 38 of the remaining Site-41-A personnel are to be monitored at all times since it is likely that SCP-3264 still has some influence over them. In addition, all firearms located at Site-41-A at the time of the D-Class riot (both side-arms and armory stocks) are to be dismantled and destroyed as part of the Disarm Protocol, in an attempt to nullify any connections between them and those they would have affected3.

Emergency Action Summary 3264-2: As of 06/10/20██, 18 further personnel have been observed to die in similar circumstances to those mentioned in Emergency Action Summary 3264-1, each correlating with an event occurring at Site-41-A. These include (in chronological order):

  • A sudden temperature increase detected among the fragmented remains of a former on-site firearm (destroyed following the Disarm Protocol), leading to the deaths of the former Foundation staff assigned to Sectors H and J. This has indicated that the current status of objects SCP-3264 interacts with have no effect on the final outcome.
  • A series of knife wounds in the body of a security guard that correlate with the appearance of a knife in the hall between Sector G and H where said security guard once acted on patrol.
  • The discharging of the personal side-arm of the aforementioned security guard, an item that was off-site at the time of the incident (weapon failed to be handed in as part of Disarm Protocol), leading to the deaths of two former Sector F personnel.
  • The deaths of all Sector E personnel by a combination of bludgeon attacks and strangulation, the best correlation of which can be tied to the shattering of various viewing rooms that occurred in Sector E during the time period in which the former Sector E personnel died.
  • A former Sector K guard who previously confessed to having gone to Sector E during the time the D-Class riot began, to meet the now deceased Dr. V███, whom he had been having an affair with. This further supports the theory that the order of deaths is not tied to the assigned location within Site-41-A, but to actual location at the time of SCP-3264's manifestation.

Remaining Site-41-A personnel have made it clear that the events are taking place at increasingly deeper levels of Site-41-A, leading to the conclusion that SCP-3264 is heading towards level B12 for some unknown reason. Under no circumstances can SCP-3264 be allowed to reach level B12.

Interview Log - D-5153/3264

Interviewed: D-5153

Interviewer: Dr. F█████

Foreword: D-5153 was a former D-Class at Site-41-A known to have displayed various forms of erratic behavior, even before the D-Class riot. This mentality manifested 4 days after his arrival at Site-41-A, whereupon a sudden change in his psychological profile was brought on by some unknown event. Under suspicion that this abrupt change may be related to SCP-3264, an interview was conducted.

<Begin Log>

Dr. F█████: Hello D-5153, how are you feeling today?

D-5153: What do you fucking think?

Dr. F█████: Very well, we shall get right to it. What can you tell me about your time on Site-41-A?

D-5153: Time of my life, doc. A real party, never a dull moment. Friends dropping out left and right, what more could a guy ask for?

Dr. F█████: Right. What do you mean by, "friends dropping out left and right"? I hear you have said similar things before. Would you care to elaborate?

D-5153: Just messin' with you, doc. I ain't that crazy.

Dr. F█████: That's strange, we have here in your file, that you've previously said, and I quote: "They're disappearing! They're all disappearing!", "Where have they gone? Tell me what you did with them!" and my personal favorite: "Remember me! Remember me, please! Don't forget me like you did all the others!".

D-5153: Jeez, you really did your homework, huh?

Dr. F█████: Would you care to elaborate on those instead?

D-5153: It doesn't matter. You won't get it. None of you ever do. They didn't get it back at the site, and there's no way you'll get it out here.

Dr. F█████: For the record, I need you to tell me anyway.

9 seconds of silence, D-5153 is visibly agitated.

D-5153: You didn't work on that site, did you?

Dr. F█████: No, I'm from elsewhere.

D-5153: So I guess you don't know shit about B12?

Dr. F█████: The floor with the radiation leak?

D-5153 laughs briefly.

D-5153: Radiation leak?! Is that what those bozos are sayin' to ya? That is rich! Ain't you ever done one of these stupid interviews with one of your chums from that shithole?

Dr. F█████: No, not yet, it's currently restri- no, this is getting off-topic.

D-5153: That figures.

Dr. F█████: So what do you think is on level B12?

D-5153: Hell if I know. Even guys like you didn't know. F'r example, I got chummy with one of the scientists there, I forget his name, used to sneak in stuff for me and the other guys there, everyone loved that old geezer. I asked him about B12 one time and he said he didn't know either, he said we wasn't supposed to know so I should just keep my mouth shut.

Dr. F█████: How did you know about B12, to begin with?
D-5153: Well, every couple of months, you guys would come take one of us down there. I'd hear it through my cell door, "take this guy down to B12" and we'd never see the guy again.

Dr. F█████: It sounds like a routine test. Although…

Dr. F█████ pauses to examine on-hand documentation.

Dr. F█████: It does indeed seem strange that we have no logs of any such activity in regards to that floor.

D-5153: Of course there ain't no logs, 'cause there ain't no one to remember to make any logs.

Dr. F█████: Elaborate.

D-5153: Y'see, this is the thing. When those people got taken down to B12, they didn't just not come back, it was like they never even existed.

Dr. F█████: Records are usually deleted afterward, it just sounds like-

D-5153: Come on doc, use your head, I ain't got access to no records like you, how could I be talking about your damn records? What I mean is, no one remembered 'em at all! One by one they'd drop, but ain't no one even remembered they were ever there, let alone their name! All trace of 'em, gone! Just like that!

Dr. F█████: The researcher you mentioned before, the one you claim would procure items for you and the other Class D personnel, could you identify him for us?

D-5153: I doubt it, doc.

Dr. F█████: Surely you haven't forgotten the face of someone you held in such high regard.

D-5153 is silent for 12 seconds and becomes visibly agitated again.

D-5153: One day that scientist guy looked all sad like… said he wouldn't be around much longer, but when I asked why, he wouldn't say. Few days later… no one remembered him either.

D-5153 is silent for a further 6 seconds.

D-5153: I'm tellin' you man, everyone knew that guy in the D-Wing, we was all good friends and then it was like, poof! No one had ever met him! Even the other science guys didn't know who I was talkin' about!

Dr. F█████: And of course, you have no way to prove any of this.

D-5153: Damn it doc, how the hell can I prove somethin' happened if there ain't no trace of their existin' left?

Dr. F█████: Then there isn't much for me to go on, even if I did believe you.

D-5153: Shit, I don't know. I told you man, you guys never believe me. Okay, how about this, there was only about a hundred or so of us in that place, right?

Dr. F█████: Roughly, yes.

D-5153: Then why was there enough cells to hold at least four hundred of us! That place was completely empty when that riot went down, it was a damn ghost town!

Dr. F█████: I doubt whatever was happening there would warrant the loss of nearly three hundred personnel. How do you think they could justify the loss of so many people?

D-5153: That's just it! You guys, the ones doin' it! You don't remember them people either! You drop one of us, you forget they existed, you forget it ever happened, so you go do it again!

Dr. F█████: I am not here to debate absurd conspiracy theories with you. Let's just wrap this up, I'll humor you. Why are you the only one that remembers these people?

D-5153: I'm not. Well… I wasn't.

Dr. F█████: There is another?

D-5153: Was. Yeah. I forget his name, just like all the others that went to B12. Only reason I knew I wasn't crazy, was because he remembered them people too.

Dr. F█████: Describe him.

D-5153: Resourceful guy, pretty dangerous really, not someone you wanted as an enemy. The guy was a natural leader, always had people rallyin' around him. Always talkin' about how he was gonna stick it to you guys one day and get us outta there.

Dr. F█████: What did he think of B12?

D-5153: Wouldn't shut up about it, sounded crazier than I do. Said he was gonna make you guys pay for what you were doin' down there, whatever it was. Said he was gonna find a way down there and make it his own, use it against you all. That guy was mad with revenge.

Dr. F█████: I see. He sounds very optimistic, considering his situation.

D-5153: Y'think? I dunno. I think if you knew him, you wouldn't say that.

Dr. F█████: How so?

D-5153: Let's just say it's damn ironic that that riot took place a few hours after you took him down to B12. With him in charge, hell, we probably could've actually stuck it to you guys.

Dr. F█████: Very well, we've used up enough time. Thank you for your cooperation.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: D-5153 has since been terminated and Dr. F█████ has been reassigned to external field duties following administration of a Class A amnestic. Further research into level B12 is to be suspended.

The following note was found by Research Assistant C█████ inside a small Scranton-Faraday Cage4, within an empty, unused office at Site-41-A:



[ILLEGIBLE] -tually gonna miss those D-Class guys. Some of them weren't so bad. It's funny, I actually tried to help a few of them have a more pleasant stay, despite regulations. Maybe they were taking advantage of me, I don't know, I can be pretty naive sometimes. It doesn't really matter anymore.

Now they know I know, I'm most certainly going to be on the receiving end of that thing down there. It hurts to think I won't even be mourned by my fa- [ILLEGIBLE]

I will divulge what I can on the information I gathered, but I can't promise it will be of any use.

[ILLEGIBLE] -t and when the elevator overshot my floor, I ended up on B12 somehow. They always told us to stay away from that floor, so we wouldn't bother the maintenance personnel, but fate had placed me here and my curiosity got the better of me.

I didn't venture very far, I'm way too much of a coward for that, but what I did- [ILLEGIBLE] Thankfully he didn't see me. When I got back to my office, I decided to check out the P-EXP file I found. The papers are riddled with kill hazards I would rather not risk exposing you to, in case you lack the necessary training, so I'll try to summarise the contents here.

P-EXP, also known as "Project EXPUNGE" is a device capab- [ILLEGIBLE]

I find it horrifying to imagine. The idea that more than just my current existence could be erased. It's more than just dying, it's removing something from time and space itself. No past, no future, no ANYTHING. The thought that all of the experiences I have had, good and bad, could simply have not happened thanks to this machine. Reduced to less than even a memory.


[ILLEGIBLE] and so using what I know of Scranton-Faraday reality defense technology, I think I have constructed a fancy offshoot of the typical cage that will hopefully shield from most of the effects detailed in the paper. I pray that as much of the message as possible will rema- [ILLEGIBLE]

The files end with an addendum that covers an interesting flaw in the machine. They have theorized some sort of metaphysical disconnect between "cause" and "effect". I don't really understand it, the logic involved is somewhat esoteric, but it seems they can't fully remove both yet. In other words, although the subject may be gone, the effects they would have created if they had continued to exist will still manifest. They have appropriately named this a "Causeless Effect" and they appear somewhat worried about it.

To avoid this, they pre-plan the execution of subjects as if they would somehow survive the ordeal, to create a set of inevitable events that force the Causeless Effect to follow a path where the subject would have been executed and is, therefore, unable to commit any further effects. Rather ingenious, really.

But still not safe enough to stop them from worrying. God only knows what would happen if something were to happen to interrupt one of those planned executions.


Research Assistant C█████ has since been administered a Class A amnestic and reassigned to external duties.

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