Recording of Ethics Interview Re Containment Incident SCP - 5273 - 002
Interviewer: Of course, of course, I am aware of the naming conventions, blind testing, research protocols, etc, etc. However, I have several recorded files where staff under your direction have used that name to refer to SCP-5273. Would you like to hear them?
Dr. Conroy: ...that...uh, won't be necessary.
Interviewer: Ah, then you can explain how your research staff has come into this prohibited information? While I understand the subject demonstrates multiple Psychokinetic Phenomena, it is our understanding the SCP-5273 shows no Telepathic capability. What am I missing, Doctor?
Dr. Conroy: Well...it's true that beyond the established record of Vocalizations, SCP-5273 cannot communicate in any meaningful fashion. However, as it's Psychokinetic properties have been refined, at the explicit insistence of Dr Bright I might add, the subject began...writing.
Interviewer: SCP-5273 can write? What did it say?
Dr. Conroy: Mainly, it told us it's name. The unofficial one mentioned previously. While we knew SCP-5273 could understand complex commands, we had not guessed it had sufficient sapience to not only grasp what we were saying but learn how to read! Currently, we suspect it's capacity is equal to a child, mostly using words it perceives in Containment, Euclid, Keter, so on...but it has begun to grasp how to put these words together to communicate: of that we are certain.
Interviewer: Hmmm...comprehension equivalent to a human child already? Your research suggests the subject is less than 4 years of age.
Dr. Conroy: Yes, as far as we can understand it. However the process used to revitalize the egg SCP-5273 was hatched from effectively created a quantum tunnel, bringing the specimen forward through a shared causality. We can only guess on the side effects, the actual time experienced by the embryonic fetus. For the researchers, it was the flip of a switch: for the Embryo, millions of years passed...
-To be Continued-
File: Biological Anomalies in SCP-5273 - Temporal Displaced Diplodocus carnegii
Compiled by Dr. Conway
Further blood & serum tests show that the specimen is warm blooded, as Paleotologists have suspected for some time now. More unusual, is the dense downy feathers clearly not found in the fossil record. The subject is well suited to cold climates, with "plumage" providing insulation combined with internal adaptation composed of insulating fat membranes.
This poses a quandary, as seized data from the raid on [CLASSIFIED] where SCP-5273 was initially located suggest that the trans-temporal revivification was performed on a fossil egg of Diplodocus carnegii as opposed to a "Pygmy" variant as yet undiscovered. The notation suggest that Temporal Radiation is responsible for both the stunted growth as well as the other anomalous features...yet if that is so, does that imply that the great Sauropods were an Artic variety? It is hard to imagine a snow covered landscape providing sufficient foliage to support the growth of herds of massive obligate herbivores.
One of many puzzle pieces hinted at by the existence of the specimen. I suspect form of river born kelp or similar fast growing aquatic vegetation may be the answer. That, or we must assume the notes of [CLASSIFIED] are faulty & the specimen is exactly as it appears: a Pygmy Sauropod. I am inclined to discard this hypothesis with the obvious anomalous qualities displayed by SCP-5273.
Conclusion: More research is required. I submit a request for increased funding with this report. With the proven capacity of SCP-5273 to operate in field operations, it behooves the 05 Council to make an intensive scientific inquiry on the specimen.
After Action Report - Speciemen Retrieval utilizing Paranormal Contractors/with assistance from SCP-5273 & SCP-2652
Compiled by Dr. Bright
Initial Investigation: MTF teams have tracked [REDACTED] to a Wal Mart Super Center in [REDACTED]. The rogue SCP has been contained with minimal casualties thus far, & in accordance with OPERATION: SCAPEGOAT we are deploying Paranormal Contractors in combination with anomalous SCP's approved for field operations. If results are as consistent as previous tests, we may be able to move OPERATION: SCAPEGOAT to the next phase.
Observation: It would seem we may have over estimated the capabilities of the Paranormal Contractors somewhat. After multiple encounters over several hoiurs, they seemed unable to locate & capture [REDACTED]. They did manage to rescue two of the casualties (Amnestics were deployed after interrogation performed by Cpl. Lin). It would behoove the Foundation to track & possibly request specific personnel from [CLASSIFIED] in the future. It would appear, as in other observations, that Paranormal Contractors are selected at random, with no briefing of the causality they are working in.
Outcome: The mission proved successful, with no action required by MTF agents. However, as noted in my observations the Paranormal Contractors were not especially helpful it would seem. The bulk of the mission appears to have fallen to our dispatched SCP's which they performed admirably. In particular, SCP-5273 seemed unusally cognizant of the location of [REDACTED]. More research into it's Perceptual capacity is warranted.
Conclusion: Our anomalous assets have outperformed Paranormal Contractors. That bodes well for the future of OPERATION: SCAPEGOAT.
Here we go.
Twelve Months. The last one is coming up...the loonies in charge of the loonie bin have promised I'll get my answers next time out. Problem is, it's my annual performance review this week...I miss that, I'm out of the Union.
Out of a job.
Hell, I've had a job since I was 15 years old! What kind of man doesn't work for a living? Scrubs, Losers & Yahoos, that's the kind.
I've been a Sanitation Engineer for 14 years now. You may not think that's a big deal, but it is. Being the Garbage Man becomes who you are. Wacko College types tell you your job isn't who you are, like: you have the right to respect & a living because of your Liberal Arts Degree & Bachelor in Philosophy. Never mind the mountains of debt you brought on yourself, yadda-yadda-yadda.
Lemme tell you this, True Believer: Your Job IS who you are. Read an obitiuary (Hey, I need to stay on top of those, like: Required Reading y'know?) & what do they say: So-in-So was So Many Years Old, did Such-and-Such for a Living & might mention some family maybe.
You are your job. Me, I was a Trash Man. Damn fine one too. But by the end of today, when I stop feeling sorry for myself & get the nerve to call up Ol' Pete, I won't be one any longer. This apartment? That I got myself years ago? Gone. Most of my shit too. All gone.
Time to hit the road, Mr. Stokes.
Because when I find out why I got stuck with this ugly mug, there probably won't be any going back.
Shit is getting serious now...not just the Contracts, but at home. Takes a lot of work to pass for normal now...changes are coming faster.
I can't take a flight this way...time to call in the Big Guns: Federal Express.
Which really isn't so bad. I'm pretty bendy, & my heart beats only twice a minute or so. No worries. Show up to a ragtag bunch outside of a barn. Some slip of a girl threatens me, so I return the favor: should have ended her then & there, but hey: Team Player, remember?
So, this time we need to work with a bunch of Mad Scientists. Don't like that at all. I ain't ending up in a cell or on an operating table, thank you.
Doc in charge has some kinda crazy doohickey, going to zap us to the spot we're going.
Who is us? Lemme tell ya:
-Teenage Tarzan: Smells like a zoo, looks kinda pasty. Not too sharp
-Princess Emo-Pants: Another kid dressed for a Comic Con who was apparently raised by Nazis
-Miss "I can't keep my Goddamn mouth shut" Rich Girl: Another Fucking Kid
-Firecrotch: Must have a thing for kids. More power to him, becuase Uncle Edgar most certainly does not.
So...the job? Yeah, less said about the details the better. Here's some highlights:
1) I hate this "Poof" shit. Star Wars > Star Trek. Do not beam me up.
2) Kids are way more trouble than their worth, & will definitely get you killed in the long run. Pro Tip: Get a Dog.
3) Always keep your eye on the ball. Remember why you're here, & stay focused. If the team your sent with can't do that, don't feel bad leaving them behind.
Other than that, easy win for Ol' Edgar Stokes. Breeze really, even took my time chatting up the locals, doing the tourist thing. Unburdened my sins to the Bug God even. What? I went to Catholic school, & Confession is good for the soul.
Didn't help though. Still going home alone in the world. Another fucking win. Another lonely night.
Having proven itself in the field, SCP-5273 has been awarded better containment conditions, allowed to keep small items such as toys for enrichment, as well as the sweater given to him by one of the Paranormal Contractors. The Containment has been outfitted with a variety of leafy plants, as well as climate control to keep temperature relatively low.
Ongoing study shows SCP-5273 demonstrates unusual intelligence, possibly human level. Tests to ascertain the extent of this intelligence have been inconclusive, but seems to involve simultaeneous symbiosis with the fore & ancillary brains. Both brains show remarkable density, however this in itself does not entirely explain the anomalous mental ability & psychokinetic phenomena. It would seem some neuron process is quantum. Most likely a continuing side effect to the Temporal Radiation exposure in the egg revivification process.
SCP-5273 always exhibits low levels of this Temporal Radiation, which increases as it is stressed. It is this Temporal Radiation which causes the Psychokinetic display most often visible during the anomalous episodes. These visible are displays usually composed of static electricity as local Space/Time desynchronizes with the area of effect. Minor telekinetic realeases are not uncommon, causing small objects to levitate or SCP-5273 to itself rise a few centimeters off any surface it is resting on.
It should be noted that these Psychokinetic Outbursts seem to be quite traumatic to SCP-5273, with encephalograms detailing extreme stress. The cause of this response is still unkown.
In closure, SCP-5273 remains anomalous, but potentially useful to The Foundation going forward.
After Action Report - Library Investigation utilizing Paranormal Contractors/MTF Assessement of SCP-5273
Compiled by Dr. Bright
Initial Investigation: The public library of Reno, Nevada (USA) has had copies of [REDACTED] appear on the shelves from time to time, with deletrious consequences for the local populace. Going forward with OPERATION: SCAPEGOAT, we have sent a small number of "Paranormal Contractors" (See File [CLASSIFIED]), to handle the issue for us. Additionally, Dr. Conway has provided us with SCP-5273 for testing in future MTF collaborations.
Observation: As expected, the Paranormal Contractors have taken to SCP-5273 immediately. Note to self: If SCP-5273 goes rogue mid-mission, change designation from EUCLID to KETER. These [REDACTED] phenomena could prove beyond current containment protocols if they prove more common place. While the Paranormal Contractors show the usual diversity we have come to expect from their lot, it will be of signifigant interest if they try to escape with [REDACTED] or even take SCP-5273 with them when they return to their paralell causality. An excellent opportunity to test the subcutaneous tracking module implanted in SCP-5273 as well as study it's anomalous qualities with further stress tests.
Outcome: The Paranormal Contractors have returned, with a copy of [REDACTED] as well as SCP-5273. It would seem they lost one of their number to [REDACTED]. They seem to agree that SCP-5273 was quite useful during the mission, even somehow having divined it's informal designation. For it's part, SCP-5273 was compliant with orders & returned to on-site Containment without issue.
Conclusion: The anomalous qualities of SCP-5273 have proven effective in the field. I suggest we move to the next phase of MTF Operations with it.
This is gonna be hard to write, considering......... he passed...... away. ill try and write this as coherently as possible, as this is gonna bring up some bad memories of my past self. so i was approched by the SCP foundation to investigate a village out in the netherlands. we have Gov tsu wang again, Benard Tox, a great chemist, wish i could of talked with him more about chemical results. Simon came to help again, which was nice, and there was a sniper who saved my life from some bone pillar spike things from those........ monstrosities. And then..... there's Alexis. he probably never will know this, but he changed me, for the better. back when i ran...... for once, i felt guilt, i hesitated to use gas to destroy my problems, which was a defininite start, Alexis showed me that even in dire circumstances, what was right, while maybe not the best idea for your own life, maybe might save someone else's life........ trying to write this down is like trying to write down this contract is like trying to write down my own past. its not easy, but i have to do this. there were multiple monstrosities that attacked us when Alexis tried to save a baby from one of them...... we barely survived, and after doing some tests, i realized that nothing i had could kill the damn monsters. it was very much scary to me because for once, i felt like i might die, and there was nothing i could do to stop it...... so i ran.... ran far away, somehow back to my home, and i cried and i bashed myself for at least trying not to help Alexis afterwards. I may not be a good person, but ill at least try to become one. hell, it may be impossible, but Alexis gave me hope, and i won't let him die in vain.................
The world is full of anamolies and secret organizations. Join one of the many groups or create your own. Currently in the "open cannon" However actions will affect the world as a whole moving it in one way or another. Be an contained or uncontained anomaly. Work with or against the Foundation juat better have some friends.
The Masquerade stands Earth is free of supernatural threats or alien invaders.... Religions are merely a beleif system of a large group of people. Thats in the light where humanity lives in then there is the dark where monsters lurk and true gods roam. These Gods are not earth Gods they are not of the Stars nor the Universe.
The world is run by shadowy organizations that contain and utilize anomalies for there own goals. Where do you stand in this world which side are you on. Set in the Scp basic canon currently.