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NOTICE FROM THE FOUNDATION RECORDS AND INFORMATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

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Item#: XXXX
Level2
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
vlam
Risk Class:
notice

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Map of the supposed location of West Vermont, highlighted in red. Reconstructed from multiple testimonies of subjects infected with SCP-XXXX.

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation webcrawlers automatically flag the term "West Vermont" for expungement when used in conjunction with any triggers that are believed to cause SCP-XXXX.

Foundation agents are to locate and amnesticize any individuals displaying symptoms of SCP-XXXX. Targeted Class-C amnestic treatment is authorized, with Class-A general amnestic treatment provided as needed during debriefing for Foundation agents believed to have been infected with SCP-XXXX in the field.

A list of memetic triggers used by SCP-XXXX is stored electronically on Foundation databases for any requested testing.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the delusional belief in a U.S. state called West Vermont, shared by an estimated 1.39% of the population of North America before Foundation efforts were implemented. Estimates place the current afflicted population at less than 0.00006%.

SCP-XXXX is distinct from non-anomalous misinformation or mass-delusion (such as the so-called "Mandela Effect") because of the memetically viral nature of SCP-XXXX as well as the consistent descriptions of the state of West Vermont between subjects in controlled environments.

The term "West Vermont" is not itself memetically contagious, but exposure to the term in conjunction with any of five known trigger words or phrases will invariably result in SCP-XXXX infection over a period of five to seven days. The process of infection results in the gradually intensifying belief in the existence of West Vermont to the point of doubtless certainty that can not be broken or questioned even under duress. Amnestic treatment that removes the memory of all triggers an infected individual has knowledge of is sufficient to cure them of SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects.

Individuals affected by SCP-XXXX do not have any particular urge to discuss West Vermont over other subjects or to infect others via verbal or written memetic triggers. While drastically limiting the infectivity of SCP-XXXX, this also results in the possibility of symptoms lying undetected for prolonged periods.

Current projections estimate the complete or near-complete containment of SCP-XXXX will be attained by 2030.