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Item #: SCP-3686

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3686 is to be contained within the security staff quarters of Satellite Office 102. SCP-3686 is to be fitted with a GPS tracker, and stored within a wood and glass flag display case.

Mobile Task Force and Security Personnel are to be recruited on a volunteer basis for a rotational roster to posses SCP-3686 within Satellite Office 102. Volunteers desiring to be added to this list can contact Satellite Office 102 security director Sgt. Danvers.

Possession of SCP-3686 is to be limited to no more than four weeks. Special testing approval may be requested from SCP-3686's current research lead.

Description: SCP-3686 is a burial flag from the United States of America, dated to 2015 which creates a memetic memory construct in anyone who possesses SCP-3686 within certain conditions.

SCP-3686's anomalous effect will only occur if the owner of SCP-3686 willingly possesses1 SCP-3686. Testing with security personnel has shown that if SCP-3686 is given to an individual without their knowledge2, or without willing acceptance of the object3, its anomalous effect will not manifest and will continue to present to its previous owner. Attempts to relinquish SCP-3686 without a willing recipient have shown to have no effect on SCP-3686's memetic effect. It is hypothesized that if the current owner of SCP-3686 expires, SCP-3686-1's effect would not spread, beyond its usual mechanism.

SCP-3686's specific memory construct is a belief that the current possessor of SCP-3686 had a brother named "Evan" hereafter referred to as SCP-3686-1. Subjects will invariably express that SCP-3686-1 was killed in action while serving in the U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan on October 22, 2015.

SCP-3686-1 has been identified as Evan ████████, brother of PoI-2722 (see attached security report), who was confirmed killed in action on October 22, 2015 in █████, Afghanistan.

Subjects do not present any other memetic effects, though several subjects report various levels of depression regarding SCP-3686-1. Upon the transfer of SCP-3686 to a new owner, the previous subject loses all knowledge of SCP-3686-1.

At this time, no specific anti-memetic effect regarding SCP-3686-1 has been observed beyond the initial memory erasure. Subjects previously affected by SCP-3686-1 have had no difficulty retaining knowledge of SCP-3686, SCP-3686-1, or being affected by SCP-3686's memetic effect upon subsequent possession of SCP-3686.


Prepared by the Department of Internal Security


Sgt. Danvers, Chief of Security, Satellite Office 102

Date of Report

October 22, 2017


PoI approached Foundation assets


On October 22, 2017, PoI-2722 ██████ ████████ approached a Soap from Corpses Products office, and walked in requesting to speak with Foundation Personnel. PoI-2722 was identified as a former member of the group known as Are We Cool Yet? and was detained. PoI-2722 was interviewed below:

Interviewers: Dr. Stephens, Sgt. Danvers standing by as security


PoI-2722: You guys are Foundation right?

Dr. Stephens: How do you know about the Foundation?

PoI-2722: Does it goddamned matter? Are you, or not?

Dr. Stephens radios to a Level-4 Staff member.

Dr. Stephens: Yes. We are Foundation personnel.

PoI-2722: Okay. Okay, good. I want you to have this.

PoI-2722 withdraws SCP-3686 slowly from their backpack. Security staff level their weapons.

PoI-2722: Whoa. It's not gonna make you crazy, or do anything insane. It's just a flag. It…it's got an anomaly or whatever you call it, but I want you guys to contain it.

Dr. Stephens: I don't understand. Why bring this to us?

PoI-2722 became visibly distressed, and struggled to maintain their composure.

PoI-2722: Please. I don't—. PoI-2722 pauses for several moments. I just can't deal with it anymore, but he should be remembered…I just can't. It's not harmful. Or even really anart…I just…someone should remember him. He was a good brother, and he just—. He wanted to serve his country so badly. I wanted to tell him no, but he…
PoI-2722 began to cry, and could not continue the conversation at this point. The director of security for Satellite Office 102 steps forward in to the camera frame.

Sgt. Danvers: Which branch, son?

PoI-2722 regains their composure enough to continue.

PoI-2722: Army.

Sgt. Danvers walks forward to the table, and picks up SCP-3686. Upon picking up SCP-3686, he stiffens for several seconds. His eyes come to rest on SCP-3686 in his hands, and can be observed to begin crying. PoI-2722 visibly relaxes, calming down significantly.

Dr. Stephens: Are you okay Sergeant?

Sgt. Danvers: Yeah, I just…I forgot today was when Evan was KIA. Let's wrap this up Doc, I've got a bottle of something put away.

PoI-2722: So what now? I get shoved in to some dark hole, where I'm never heard from again?

Dr. Stephens looks from Sgt. Danvers to PoI-2722 several times.

Dr. Stephens: Ahh. I see. Danvers, before you head off duty, please take this young man to outbound processing.


PoI-2722 was administered class A Amnestics, and released. A foundation tracking team was assigned to monitor PoI-2722 in the future. To date, no further anomalous activity has been observed by PoI-2722.

Special Containment Addendum

While I know it's not protocol to contain a skip this way, I don't think there's much risk here. "Evan" deserves to be remembered, and if anything goes wrong, it's my ass. I'll happily take that responsibility.

-Sgt. Danvers, Director of Security, Satellite Office 102

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