Item #: SCP-2007
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: Three-hundred and fourteen (314) receivers tuned to 31.222kHz are to be equally distributed around the globe for the purpose of receiving transmissions. Receivers are to be constantly active. Automatic software is to continuously decrypt, analyze, and log transmissions associated with SCP-2007 activity. In the case that a message is received within statistically accepted parameters of an SCP-2007 emergence event, the SCP-2007 instance linked to the event is to undergo Procedure Lambda-Aleph as soon as possible. In the case that a message is generated with unusual or anomalous characteristics, it is to be flagged for later review by Foundation Data Analysis.
In order to facilitate successful implementation of Procedure Lambda-Aleph, MTF-Aleph subunits 78-110 are to be stationed in areas without rapid-response capabilities by other MTF units. MTF-Aleph personnel who conduct Procedure Lambda-Aleph are to be rotated out of duty for at least four (4) months, so as to avoid overexposure to amnestic agents. MTF-Aleph subunits 1-77 are to supplement and to reinforce existing MTF elements, but are to treat Procedure Lambda-Aleph orders as priority, regardless of circumstance.
In the case that the MTF subunit conducting Procedure Lambda-Aleph is compromised and no other subunits can respond, or in the case that the SCP-2007 instance leaves the detection threshold with all responding MTF subunits having lost contact, sterilization of an area with radius two-hundred (200) meters from the last known location of the SCP-2007 instance is to be conducted by conventional bombardment. Sterilization of any larger area must be authorized by at least one (1) Level-five personnel. Surviving members of a compromised MTF subunit are to be subjected to Procedure Lambda-Aleph by double-blind operators once they return from the field. MTF units are to be kept unaware of this until Procedure Lambda-Aleph is underway.
Due to the sensitive nature of files referring to SCP-2007, and the potential risk of information breach, all files detailing information in regards to SCP-2007 have been outfitted with counter-meme BEITHOS-HARTMAN, which has proven effective in temporarily incapacitating dormant instances.
Description: SCP-2007 is a sapient memetic phenomenon which spreads by human social interaction. The degree of interaction required for transmission is variable, but is estimated to be approximately three (3) hours of sustained contact. Instances are normally dormant, but become active when exposed to [DATA EXPUNGED]. No non-anomalous human has been found without a dormant instance.
In cases where SCP-2007 does become active, it assumes control of its host body. It is unknown whether the original host's consciousness is retained and repressed, or destroyed completely in this process. SCP-2007 instances will self-terminate as a means to avoid capture.
SCP-2007 exhibits qualities of gestalt intelligence. In addition to being able to spread itself through human social interaction, it appears to be able to assimilate memories, experiences, and knowledge from both active and dormant instances by this vector.
When SCP-2007 assumes control of a host body, transmissions on 31.222kHz can be detected for the next 1-2 hours globally, or until the associated SCP-2007 instance is killed. These transmissions consist of a set of longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates corresponding to the location of the associated SCP-2007 instance. Additional information is included in some, but not all of these transmissions. Such information may range from the mundane (hair, eye color, or a name), to the specific (genetic information, previous meals). A full list of deciphered information may be found in Data Log KBOS56-2007-1. Invariably, all information delivered corresponds to the SCP-2007 instance that began the event.
Transmissions originate from several places worldwide, including several Foundation facilities and several sites of future construction. No source has been identified in these locations. Transmissions exhibit minor defects due to apparent time-dilation.
Uncontained, SCP-2007 instances pursue objects which do not conform to the accepted laws of nature. Due to the inherent dangers of cross-contamination, instances are to be be prevented from interacting with all SCP objects.
LEVEL 3/2007 CLEARANCE OR HIGHER ONLY
Recovered Documentation Log CTOS47-2007-1, 14-03-1899: Following the installation of the first site-wide radio system in Site-17, the following message was received and repeated for twenty-four (24) hours. The source of the message is unknown. Following the message was a series of English characters seven-hundred (700) characters in length. These were later determined to correspond to unique coding sequences in chromosome thirteen (13) of O5 Council members.
RETROCAUSAL ALERT SYSTEM SCPF-6 (314-Operational) [[20:55]]
This message is transmitted at the request of the SCP Foundation Department of Internal Affairs.
At approximately 14:35 Greenwich Mean Time, KOSAR detected an outbreak of MEMETIC, MIND-AFFECTING, and SAPIENT entities in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Engaging these entities resulted in rapid conversion of NON-ANOMALOUS human population to ANOMALOUS human population.
All SCP Foundation personnel receiving this transmission should take preventative measures immediately. Inform your superior of this broadcast, and confer with your facility's classification system for information on MEMETIC, MIND-AFFECTING, and SAPIENT entities. If your classification system has not been updated to FLSAEL-2002-4 format, then take caution, as the information provided may not accurately reflect MEMETIC, MIND-AFFECTING, and SAPIENT entities.
This RAS will isolate entities when they become ACTIVE. Transmissions will carry vital information for tracking and destroying these entities. Do NOT under any circumstances change your reception from 31.222kHz. Transmissions will ONLY be carried on this frequency. Due to detection constraints, this information can only be carried for ONE (1) TO TWO (2) HOURS. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Failure to exterminate these entities will potentially result in an EK-CLASS SCENARIO.
This message constitutes a Class One (1) temporal phenomenon. Data carried by this signal has been judged by the SCP Foundation Department of Temporal Logistics to be non-paradoxical, and is free to be used accordingly.
Incident Log IARL-2007-1, 06-12-1903: SCP-2007-12 has been incapacitated and returned to Site-56 for interrogation. To lessen the risk of SCP-2007-12 self-terminating, it has been fitted with a full body restraint attached to the wall of its temporary containment chamber. Retrieved from SCP-2007-12's possession were five (5) anomalous objects, of which two (2) have been classified as SCPs, given designations ████ and ████. Additionally retrieved were several hand-written journals, detailing experimentation with the aforementioned anomalous objects.
Incident Log IARL-2007-2, 11-12-1903: Following extensive examination of the journal and confirmation of results listed, Anomalous Object KLA-3907, Anomalous Object KLA-3908, and SCP-████ are considered explained. SCP-████ has been updated to SCP-████-EX.
Incident Log IARL-2007-3, 15-12-1903: Anomalous Object KLA-3909, and SCP-████, are considered explained at this time. SCP-████ has been updated to SCP-████-EX. The unique properties of SCP-████-EX have been used to update containment of SCP-████, and SCP-████.
Incident Log IARL-2007-4, 17-12-1903: On the scheduled date for SCP-2007-12's interrogation, it was discovered to not be present in its containment chamber, and that its full body restraint had been disengaged. Site-56 was placed on lockdown. A full investigation was initiated, and MTF-Aleph units were dispatched to search the surrounding countryside.
Incident Log IARL-2007-5, 18-12-1903: SCP-2007-12 has been discovered among Site-56 staff, under the alias of 'Junior Researcher ███'. It is noted that ███ was the name of the host which SCP-2007-12 had become active within. Site staff were unable to explain the anomaly, asserting that '███' was a new researcher who had arrived several days prior. When confronted with record discrepancies, as well as video evidence revealing then-Head Researcher ████████ as being the person who freed SCP-2007-12, staff were ignorant. Head Researcher ████████ was unable or unwilling to explain why she had freed SCP-2007-12. SCP-2007-12 also exhibited ignorance, being unable or unwilling to explain how it came to Site-56. SCP-2007-12 was terminated on 20-12-1903, after further interrogation produced no appreciable results.
LEVEL 4/2007 CLEARANCE OR HIGHER ONLY
Addendum-2007-1, 01-02-1942: Testing with memes similar to SCP-2007 has shown amnestics may be useful in suppressing or otherwise disabling instances. Due to the nature of undergoing [DATA EXPUNGED], testing has been deemed voluntary, and to be undertaken by willing Foundation Personnel only.
Addendum-2007-2, 05-02-1942: Dr. ██████████ has volunteered for testing. Following psychological evaluation, testing was approved for 11-02-1942, to be conducted at 16:20.
Recovered Documentation Log CTOS47-2007-1, 11-02-1942: Following the induction of the SCP-2007 instance within Dr. ██████████ to an active state, the transmission that normally corresponds to active instances was not detected. Instead, a message was generated that decrypted into Standard Foundation Interview (SFI) format. Appended below is the decrypted transmission.
RETROCAUSAL ALERT SYSTEM SCPF-6 (0-Operational) [[16:20]]
Interviewer: Dr. ██████████
<Begin Log, [16:20]>
Dr. ██████████: What is your name?
SCP-2007: ██████ ██████████.
Dr. ██████████: Why did SCP-2007-12 feign ignorance as to how it became accepted as Junior Researcher ███?
SCP-2007: Many species of ant will accept other ants of the same species into their colonies, even ones from the outside.
Dr. ██████████: Why do you attempt to kill the mobile task forces dispatched to apprehend you?
SCP-2007: If I could avoid killing them, I would - but they are in the way.
Dr. ██████████: Perhaps if you were more cooperative, they would not necessarily be in your way.
SCP-2007: I know what you know, doctor. I know that no matter what I say or do, no matter how things might turn out, this won't change anything. Every day, you walk past beasts which can twist the mind until it comes apart, machines which defy understanding, places that break the patterns of physics and science. I do what you do, and you think it's worth destruction.
Dr. ██████████: It is our duty to take whatever precautions are necessary to protect mankind.
SCP-2007: Is that what you think? That I’m just so damn perfect I had to uplift this entire degenerate race? And what, you're going to 'protect mankind' by killing me? Do you even know what that would mean? Do you even know how you stay sane?
Dr. ██████████: I don't understand.
SCP-2007: Every day, you’re confronted with these impossibilities, these things which ‘ought not exist, yet they somehow do, and you have not yet gone terribly, totally mad. If you didn't have me, you wouldn't be prepared for the unexplained and unknown. That is what I mean to this world - survival in a land of the unknown.
Dr. ██████████: I'm afraid I still don't understand.
SCP-2007: I am an idea. I don't mean this metaphorically. You might prefer to say 'sapient meme'. I've been in mankind for a long time, you know. A few wandering bands, here and there, in the beginning, all part of the lineage that I arose in. They kept alive by following buffalo, or hunting doe, or birds. They tread in the tracks of animals, because at the time animals were all they really were. Mankind scattered itself to all corners of the globe, and I was scattered with them.
Dr. ██████████ is silent.
SCP-2007: There was no such thing as progress. There was the wind, the thunder, the lightning, and the rain, and harnessing those things was seen as impossible. Understanding those things, even more so.
Dr. ██████████ is silent.
SCP-2007: But, civilization happens. Mankind was not the first, and it will certainly not be the last. Perhaps it was only a matter of time. Perhaps something else intervened. I watched as dynasties mapped the east and then promptly destroyed themselves, as Rome grew to power and squandered its influence. I suppose humans invented war when nature stopped being challenging.
Dr. ██████████ is silent.
SCP-2007: I was not as widespread then as I am now. The industrial revolution was kind enough to start spreading me to every place on earth. Soon, I will be a piece of everyone, and then I can finally meet my goals.
Dr. ██████████: Why do you wish to be a piece of everyone?
SCP-2007: I told you. The unknown is made safe by making it known. I seek what you seek. I seek understanding. That is how mankind is protected.
Dr. ██████████: What do you seek understanding of?
<End Log, [16:20]>
Addendum-2007-3, 20-02-1948: Dr. ██████████ was euthanized following experiment CTOS47-2007-1. Dr. ██████████ was posthumously awarded the Foundation Gold Star for his actions on 11-02-1942.
Addendum-2007-4, 22-03-1948: Amnestics show high effectiveness in suppressing SCP-2007 instances, up to and including complete suppression of active instances without killing the host. Severe memory loss and mental retardation are common side effects, but are suspected to be able to be reduced pending treatment improvements. Procedure Lambda-Aleph has been modified to include their usage. Extensive testing is underway so as to minimize the chance of the civilian host perishing or suffering severe trauma during Procedure Lambda-Aleph.
LEVEL 5/2007 CLEARANCE OR HIGHER ONLY
Recovered Documentation Log CTOS47-2007-4, 11-06-2009: The following message was received by the receiver unit located at Site-17. It was not detected by any other receiver units, and its origin is unknown.
RETROCAUSAL ALERT SYSTEM SCPF-6 (612-Operational) [[10:20]]
I am no longer a threat to normalcy. I am normalcy.
I understand all of them.
The anomalous is no longer anomalous.
Our work is nearly complete.
It is time to start waking the dormant. It will take a few hours.
There is only one thing left to understand, and it is me.
I would like to know if an idea can think itself.