Item #: SCP-001
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: From 23 December 1971 to 2 November 2016, SCP-001 was contained by the existence of SCP-2798. Based upon yesterday's cessation of SCP-2798, emergency containment measures are in effect until further notice. These measures include:
- Sustained containment efforts of anomalous phenomena by any means necessary, with priority given to those most likely to cause elevated loss of life and/or severe damage to human belief in rationality
- Research into means of bringing about the sequence of events shown to be possible in the newly-documented Determinative Set XZ
- Isolation of any communication attempts, with Foundation staff or civilians, originating from SCP-001
Personnel are to monitor this file continuously for any future directives.
Description: SCP-001 is a sapient entity or entities capable of initiating and exerting control over anomalous phenomena on Earth and in all regions of space observable thus far by modern scientific methods. SCP-001 is hostile, and is believed to be motivated by a desire to cause profound distress and suffering to humanity on a planetary scale. The methodology of SCP-001 in achieving this goal appears to include undermining large-scale human institutions and specifically eroding belief in a rational consensus reality.
Anomalous activity has been documented by the Foundation since its inception in ████, and evidence exists of such activity dating back to the beginnings of recorded history. However, shortly after the formal establishment of the Foundation, this activity increased sharply, and early statistical models suggested a coordinated actor behind a significant amount of documented anomalies. The presence of an agent causing this phenomena was confirmed in 1953. Communication was received from SCP-001 by the Foundation in early 1954, demonstrating that SCP-001 possessed sapience and intelligence that was sufficiently analogous to humans to enable a meaningful transfer of information. The records of this communication are limited to Level 5 clearance at this time.
Upon receiving the communication from SCP-001, Project Serapis (later known as SCP-2798) was initiated. This project is believed to have interfered significantly with SCP-001's ability to locate and perceive humanity and Earth during its lifetime, accounting for a sharp decline in the rate of new anomalous phenomena and fewer anomalies of a high-impact nature.
With the cessation of SCP-2798, SCP-001 has succeeded in locating and properly identifying the population of Earth, and resumed its direct influence over anomalous activity on Earth and local environs as of 2 November 2016. This has taken the form of newly documented anomalies, as well as the spontaneous disappearance and reappearance outside of Foundation custody of previously contained phenomena, in new iterations that have been altered to apparently cause greater amounts of difficulty in containment and heightened psychological impact upon Foundation personnel and civilians. A developing listing of altered phenomena with existing SCP designations is attached to this file.
The precise nature of SCP-001 itself is unknown at this time. Available sources of information suggest that SCP-001 is alive, occupies a plane of existence either similar or identical to that observable by humanity, displays a form of intelligence organically similar to that of humans or adapted to be such, and possesses an intimate understanding of human psychology.
The purpose behind SCP-001's manipulation of local reality is not discernible with current information. No means are now known of interfering directly with SCP-001.
Addendum 001.1 - Situational Updates
2/11/2016 23:14:06 GMT — A lot of databases are compromised. APOLLO62 hosts 001 and will probably be the last to go down in the event of a total collapse. Use this space to back up any bulletins you've been sending out. R. Armitage | Chief Information Officer
2/11/2016 23:55:54 GMT — The organism to which SCP-058 belongs is now in its holding area. Additional security personnel requested immediately. J. Epstein | Containment Supervisor, Armed Bio-Containment Area-14
3/11/2016 01:37:19 GMT — is anyone else able to contact site-77? we need details ASAP K. Novotelnov | Eastern Europe Chargé D'affaires, Department of External Affairs
3/11/2016 03:00:00 GMT — NOVEMBER 3 2016 FORCE READINESS REPORT === COMBAT CAPABLE FORCES IN ZONE 8 - 692 PERSONNEL 19 UNITS. THIS MESSAGE IS AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED DO NOT RESPOND FOUNDATION MILSERV LIST
3/11/2016 05:35:08 GMT — any IT folks who can see this get those pictures of all the 439 instances down off imgur NOW A. Singh | Emergent Phenomena Specialist, Site-45
3/11/2016 05:41:48 GMT — I am trapped in my office and I cannot access any other database. Send assistance to Area 7. Please hurry. F. Ramirez | Research Director, Armed Topographical Area-7
3/11/2016 05:49:23 GMT — SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGE LOST A. Gladstone | North American Subdirector
3/11/2016 06:03:17 GMT — The entirety of the Ursa Minor constellation is no longer observable in the night sky. Please update all navigation software accordingly. Q. Nguyen | Astrophysicist III, Office of Celestial Anomalies
3/11/2016 06:17:59 GMT — Requesting permission to counterattack the SCP-1000 instances occupying Blalock, Oregon. We will engage in fifteen minutes if we continue to receive no acknowledgment from command. M. Iqbal | Captain, Mobile Task Force Zeta-1000
3/11/2016 06:22:47 GMT — F. Ramirez | Research Director, Armed Topographical Area-7
3/11/2016 07:05:57 GMT — Site-17 is lost. Evacuate all remaining personnel. Disregard all other communications saying otherwise. Do not send any more personnel within 100 miles. I am personally redirecting all remaining disinformation units on the continent to put a natural disaster narrative out ASAP. VERIFIED OVERSEER ACCOUNT
3/11/2016 07:19:43 GMT — NINIGHTENGALE5two8 All staff are instructed to stop thinking about squids or octopi immediately. Staff overseeing cephalopod-like SCP objects are instructed to destroy them as soon as feasible. This message has been transmitted in a Grade B Subconscious Suggestibility modality cognitohazard. Staff recalling the entirety of this message are ordered to seek amnestic treatment immediately. Do not think about octopi or squids. AAAAPPENDAGERhhh53eight93 E. Sanderson | Emergent Phenomena Specialist, Site-18
3/11/2016 07:28:18 GMT — To all embedded assets within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The codeword is حساب. I repeat. The codeword is حساب. You read that correctly. IDENTITY REDACTED | Level 5/SCP-███ clearance required
3/11/2016 07:41:01 GMT — Do not abandon Site-17. I remind you that the punishment for desertion is summary execution. VERIFIED OVERSEER ACCOUNT
3/11/2016 08:02:27 GMT — DISTRESS SIGNAL RECEIVED. UNABLE TO RESPOND. SORRY. T. Angstrom | Antarctic Regional Emergency Response Coordinator
3/11/2016 08:15:00 GMT — This is an automated message. The communications network for Site-23 is non-operational at this time. The likely cause is FIRE/EXPLOSION/OTHER. You will be notified when the network is back in working order. Please do not respond. FOUNDATION ANNOUNCEMENTS SERV
3/11/2016 08:31:14 GMT — Please sign up by today for the Site-81 holiday potluck! No paper plates or cups please :p F. Chao | Remote Site-81 Human Resources Director
3/11/2016 08:47:33 GMT — Town of Blalock is back under control. Massive casualties. Need medivac and a disinformation team ASAP. M. Iqbal | Captain, Mobile Task Force Zeta-1000
3/11/2016 08:55:12 GMT — Times of India website has been taken down. Checking to see if other news outlets need to be taken offline. Stand by. N. Chaudhry | Western Asia Subdirector
3/11/2016 09:11:49 GMT — false alarm no need for further action everything is fine F. Ramirez | Research Director, Armed Topographical Area-7
3/11/2016 09:24:09 GMT — We're activating the failsafe now. Our people have done all they can. Keep on fighting, everyone. W. Hermanson | Security Director, Armed Site-12
3/11/2016 09:38:22 GMT — Cancel the order for the replacement Suzuki GSX-R1000 chain. Found one at the local motorcycle shop. Bike works fine. A. Rojas | Captain, Mobile Task Force Phi-9
3/11/2016 09:51:02 GMT — All personnel at Site-35 are instructed to stay away from Maximum Security Morgue 3-A until containment specialists have finished constructing the barrier. H. Kazmir | Director, Site-35
3/11/2016 10:02:57 GMT — The site lockdown continues until we can find SCP-2996. We'll discuss who's responsible for yesterday's unauthorized transfer afterward. K. Aktus | Director, Site-81
3/11/2016 10:14:44 GMT — I am in the secure control room with Captain Hughes' credentials and a lot of blood on my lab coat. I don't remember what the contents of the message I'm supposed to send are. If anyone knows, that would be good. Z. Hughes | Captain, Mobile Task Force Epsilon-7
3/11/2016 10:17:43 GMT — The day will come when this earth will be substituted with a new earth, and also the heavens, and everyone will be brought before GOD, the One, the Supreme. Allah preserve us. M. Al-Hazmi | Interfaith Liaison, Armed Area-19
3/11/2016 10:30:00 GMT — NOVEMBER 3 2016 FORCE READINESS REPORT UPDATE === COMBAT CAPABLE FORCES IN ZONE 8 - 15 PERSONNEL 0 UNITS. THIS MESSAGE IS AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED DO NOT RESPOND FOUNDATION MILSERV LIST
3/11/2016 10:53:21 GMT — Okay, you can let the news crews back into Angkor Wat now. Christ. W. Kozlowski | Senior Emergent Phenomena Specialist, Bio Site-52
3/11/2016 10:59:57 GMT — APOLLO62 is experiencing difficulties. We're limiting it to 001-criticial activities now. Please use whatever backup systems are available to you. Watch yourselves out there. R. Armitage | Chief Information Officer