SCP-3689
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SCP-3689. Photographed by Agent Dashing after the retrieval of a subject.

Item #: SCP-3689

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the rarity of SCP-3689, containment efforts are to be focused on ensuring the confidentiality of SCP-3689. Research efforts into SCP-3689 are also not advised, due to the high amount of resources required in order for consistent testing to be remotely feasible.

Foundation personnel is to monitor all functioning trains of the MTR Corporation Ltd. in order to detect an SCP-3689 activation event. In the event that a case has been confirmed, a small cleanup crew is to be notified to retrieve the affected individual to Site-202 for questioning. The affected individual is to be administered a Class-B amnestic afterward and released.

Foundation agents have been embedded in the MTR Corporation Ltd. in order to facilitate the removal of SCP-3689 from the trains of the aforementioned public transport network or, failing that, the purchase of new trains of different models.

Any discovery of anomalous effects similar to SCP-3689 outside of Hong Kong is to be immediately notified to the current Director of Site-202 (Currently Director Yeung).

Description: SCP-3689 is a standard Priority Seat1 on any standard train of the MTR Corporation Limited, regardless of model. Other than the potential manifestation of SCP-3689, the trains have no anomalous effects. Trains of the same model employed by other metro service providers possess no anomalous effects.

SCP-3689's anomalous effect may occur when an individual in their late teens to early 30s sits on SCP-36892, hereby referred to as "the subject". SCP-3689's anomalous effect occurs after 10 seconds of the subject sitting, manifesting once the subject has blinked. The subjects described themselves as having been transported to a giant stage, facing a crowd of large size in subsequent interviews. They are then submitted to a “struggle session”3, hereby designated SCP-3689-1.

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SCP-3689-1, captured by hypnosis of POI 3689-20 and usage of Procedure 3969-04.

SCP-3689-1 lasts between 20 to 45 hours, determined by how early the subject complies with the crowd in SCP-3689-1. However, it is hypothesized that the struggle session may potentially last for an indefinite amount of time, assuming that the subject does not comply while in SCP-3689-1.

SCP-3689-1 has been noted to end abruptly in all cases, and the subject is transported back to the train. CCTV footage shows no change in the subject’s location. All wounds sustained by the subject within SCP-3689 are healed.

This shows that SCP-3689 either possess some degree of temporal anomalous effect or simply causes hallucinations. Whatever it is, we don't have any proper way of finding out.
-Dr. Norman

As of this writing, there have been 64 documented instances since documentation began on 19/12/2009, or about 1 in 4’430’000 passengers.

SCP-3689's anomalous effect was discovered on 22/11/2009 when Foundation webcrawlers detected a mention of a "criticism seat" on the website forum.████████.com, where an individual described his experience of SCP-3689. A task force from Site-202 was sent to Hong Kong to investigate, which coincided with the second case of SCP-3689. Both individuals were interviewed and subsequently amnesticized.


Addendum 3689.1

While no conclusive pattern has been drawn from SCP-3689's criteria for activation7, due to the extremely small sample size, individuals with certain characteristics have a disproportionally higher probability of activating SCP-3689's anomalous effects.

Characteristics include:

  • One or more recovering injuries that are not visible, but directly affects the individual’s ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Pregnancy between 1 to 4 months. Note that all individuals were aware of their pregnancy at the time.
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Lack of sleep
  • Exhaustion

As much as I would like to properly test this out, we don't have the resources or time to test it. Whether 3689 truly is a sentient entity that has an odd definition of "people in need" and jumps to conclusions way too quickly may remain a mystery.
-Dr. Cheng


Addendum 3689.2

On ██/██/17, the 54th subject(designated POI 3689-54) was retrieved with a flyer, which was thrown towards her by the crowd within SCP-3689-1. POI 3689-54 was 3 months pregnant at the time and was suffering from Arthritis, a disease that affects joint movement.

POI 3689-54 was subsequently amnesticized without incident. The flyer was determined to be non-anomalous after testing and was placed in Locker 305 of Site-202.

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