Item #: SCP-2541
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2541 must be monitored by personnel at all times to observe any changes in environment. A network of air and ground surveillance rovers must maintain observation of SCP-2541 at all times. Personnel are required to operate on 6 hour shifts. Under no circumstances are personnel not belonging to the surveillance maintenance team permitted to exit the research facility located at the edge of SCP-2541. Shipments of bottled water, food, research materials, and maintenance supplies are to be made every 48 hours.
Between the months of December to February, all personnel are required to remain within the onsite research facility or the nearest underground bunker. Local authorities are to be instructed to evacuate any settlements within 100 km of SCP-2541 during these months. Foundation personnel are required to prepare for full-scale recovery and reconstruction efforts and be fully prepared before 12:00 AM, December 1st. All personnel are required to be inside a facility and fitted with full body protective wear and air quality filters during a manifestation of SCP-2541-A. Under no circumstances are personnel to enter SCP-2541 or interfere with SCP-2541.
Description: SCP-2541 is a section of land approximately 76 km2 located in southern Finland. The surface of SCP-2541 is composed of exposed shale. SCP-2541 contains growths and structures resembling typical flora and fauna of Finland encountered outside of SCP-2541 exclusively composed of various types of minerals and gemstones. (See Study Logs)
SCP-2541 was discovered in 2016 by satellite imaging technology. SCP-2541 and the surrounding area had been falsely included as part of a local lake, and its existence had been unknown to locals. Upon discovery, Foundation personnel were sent to establish a presence in the area and block civilian access. A yearlong initial observation study was conducted, with the results later determining the containment procedures for SCP-2541.
A list of the identified seasons within SCP-2541 is available below, presented in chronological order.
Permanent containment of SCP-2541 was established upon the conclusion of the study. In addition, a study as to ascertain the nature of SCP-2541-A was approved on the grounds of the information documented by the research team, and it has been declared a priority to determine if there are any methods of neutralizing or preventing any manifestations of SCP-2541-A.
A request to utilize SCP-2541 as a source of high-quality resources for use in the creation of specialized electronics requiring components that can be found within SCP-2541 was denied on grounds of causing significant damage to SCP-2541 with potentially dangerous effects.
Attempts to identify a presence of humans in SCP-2541 has been approved.
Addendum-1: Following the discovery of certain objects, including several growths that appeared to have been cut down, personnel assigned to SCP-2541 have acquired enough evidence to justify the existence of at least one human living in SCP-2541. The nature of the individual(s) that inhabit SCP-2541 is unknown. It is unknown whether the resident(s) possess significant deviations from standard biology, as the weather conditions in SCP-2541 make it near impossible for continued human habitation.