SCP-4000: "The 90s Called..."
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Item #: SCP-4000

Anomaly Class: [DATA ENCRYPTED]

Special Containment Procedures: [DATA ENCRYPTED]

Description: [DATA ENCRYPTED]


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Item #: SCP-4000

Anomaly Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: All 4000-Type Phenomena are to have been contained as soon as possible after their point of generation. Provisional Task Force Gladstone-44 ("Plot Holes") has been established to monitor the timestream, ensure no malignant paradoxes remain extant, and (under the authorisation of the Department of Temporal Anomalies) utilise non-standard temporal passage to rectify any paradoxes that do arise as a result of SCP-4000.

All collected information on SCP-4000 is to be backed up within Exclusionary Site-01, and placed under variable Chronolock to maintain cohesive documentation between alterations. This also applies to lists and details of 4000-Type Phenomena, records of PTF G-44, records of personnel assigned to study the anomaly, and records of the documentation of the aforementioned subjects.

In the event that a TX-Class Temporal Malfunction scenario arises as a result of SCP-4000, research is to immediately begin into a method of reconstituting the timeline from base components and whatever events remain intact. Should a CK-Class Reality Restructuring event occur as a result of SCP-4000, the Foundation-analogue in the new reality with goals most closely aligning with our own are to be given access to Exclusionary Site-01's archives and instructed on how best to proceed.

Description: SCP-4000 is the designation given to the temporal 'tumour' currently developing from 1993 to 1996. The effects of SCP-4000 are not yet fully understood, but appear to result in the retroactive development of a wide variety of temporal anomalies (4000-Type Phenomena) around that time, altering the course of history between then and now. This frequently causes the 1990s-era Foundation to have contained or neutralised the specific anomaly at the time of its manifestation, resulting (in most cases) in present-day containment. There are currently 654 4000-Type Phenomena contained by the Foundation, with 130 known to be uncontained and an estimated 200 undocumented.

The generation of 4000-Type Phenomena occurs (if current analysis is to be believed) at an approximate rate of one per week, with bursts of up to 50 simultaneous phenomena occurring with increasing regularity. No method of predicting ##

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Loading file [Tachyon Detector Array Log 4000-20/48]…


<Begin Log>

[A humanoid subject (designated Person 01) steps back from the camera, revealing themselves to be standing in a disused laboratory. It is night, and little detail can be made out]

Person 01: Hello. I… I don't know if anybody'll see this. I don't know much any more.

[Pause]

Person 01: Yes, well, anyway. I'm a Researcher stationed at Site-19. Do you… do you have Sites any more? Is the Foundation still around? Sorry, this is…

[Longer pause, during which Person 01 rubs their eyes. Audio is briefly replaced with Person 01 repeating the phrase "-to you. I've said that already"]

Person 01: It hurts keeping it together this long. I'm speaking to you from January 2nd, 1996. Something's happened, and SCP-4000 is-

[Footage is cut off with a burst of audiovisual distortion. When it returns, it is daytime and Person 01's face is fully visible1, as is the remainder of the laboratory]

Person 01: It keeps getting worse. Having gotten. Will be having made to get.

Person 01: It hurts keeping it together this long. It hurts keeping it together this long. It hurts-

[Person 01 disappears, and the view from the window changes to early morning, with substantial quantities of rain. Four minutes later, they enter via the leftmost doorway]

Person 01: Hello, I'm Dr. Wheaton, speaking to you from February 9th, 1992. SCP-4000… no, no it hasn't been discovered until… or hadn't…

[Person 01 clutches their head and the view outside the window changes to late evening]

Person 01: What did you-

[Audio cuts out, with video footage failing shortly thereafter]

<End Log>


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