collab:Hexick:thesnackthatsendsyouback
rating: +3+x
Item#: XXXX
Level4
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
{$secondary-class}
Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
danger
Assigned Site Site Director Research Head Assigned MTF
Site-81 Dr. Daymian Paterson Dr. Andrew Catlist MTF Γ-16 ("Power Puffs")

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Fig 1.1. SCP-XXXX-2 as seen during initial discovery in 2015.


Special Containment Procedures
goldfish_sub

Fig 1.2. A still of an advertisement for SCP-XXXX-1 displaying numerous Cognitohazardous properties and subliminal messages.

All instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have been confiscated from distributors including Supermarket chains, bodegas, refreshment stands and independent vendors. All instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have been cataloged and incinerated in exception to those approved for testing and research. All instances of SCP-XXXX-1B have been exempt from incineration as to their hazardous properties and high value in technical development. All communications originating from SCP-XXXX-2 are to be ignored and no response is to be formulated unless the transmissions include a modified mechanical frequency decided between both the Foundation and F-102235.

A neutral verbal agreement has been established between the O5 Council and the Power Against The Pestering Pez has been formed consisting of the relay of information pertaining to GoI-1967 (Pepperidge Farm) and the factions intent on spreading into alternate timelines. As of to date, the status of PoI-3812 (Keith McLoughlin) is unknown and all reported sightings of this individual are to be investigated via a General Searching Foundation Web Crawler (GSFWC) AI-02198.

For more precise internal monitoring of GoI-1962, several agents with backgrounds in fields related to their assigned tasks during the integration period. Skills include office management, factory work, delegation, and advanced culinary experience. Personnel on notice to be integrated with GoI-1962 are to be examined and possess a memetic resistance index equal or exceeding that of 6.5.

Post-incident XXXX.1-Alpha, all personnel reporting back from GoI-1962 are to undergo full body examination of vitals and thermal imaging be taken to conclude that the person is in fact who they claim to be. If any of these examinations fail or below standard human bio-signs the subject is to be terminated via standard means of destroying a low density, semi-solid object. Personnel on task with destroying these constructs are advised to ignore any pleas from the constructs and any "proof" of their substantiality is anecdotal and any attempts to assist in the breach of constructs will be met with termination.

As of this date, no major attempts at retrieving personnel of F-102235 have been made with the current belief of the group that all forms of physical entry have been blockaded by GoI-1967.

A secondary location now located at Richmond, Utah was constructed to produce falsified versions of SCP-XXXX-1. Falsified versions do not have the anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX-1 (now referred to as Goldfish), and are to be spread to markets, as world-wide concerns appeared following the areas around SCP-XXXX-2 being deemed a quarantined zone. The Goldfish produced from the secondary location are to be redistributed world-wide to cull demand for SCP-XXXX-1.

Description
Snack

Fig 1.3. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 being sold at a local Supermarket Chain in Southern Nevada. Post recovery examination has shown numerous Cognitohazardous phrases printed on the display.

SCP-XXXX refers to an anomalous snack-food publicly know as "Goldfish." The name itself and any relations thereof including imagery and slogans have proven to possess numerous Cognitohazardous and Infohazardous properties. SCP-XXXX's Cognitohazardous effect is a memetic agent causing those who interact using visual, auditory or olfactory senses with said "Goldfish" products will conceive GOI-1962 "Pepperidge Farms" to have existed since 1937. Viewers' reactions to the cognitohazard varies but in most cases individuals perceive SCP-XXXX instances to be a major component in their childhood, the memetic effect of goldfish currently has spread worldwide with amnestics showing little to no effect of halting it.
Individually packaged instances of these crackers designated SCP-XXXX-1 cause a pataphysical reaction upon consumption. Once a living subject has consumed an instance of SCP-XXXX-1, over a 24 hour period the subject will periodically phase in and out of reality which often goes unnoticed by onlookers for unknown reasons. After the previously stated period of time has concluded, the subject will cease to physically exist in any form.

Visual depictions of said subject will show them to be replaced with a smiling bi-pedal entity of unknown origin. Said entity most physically relates to a cartoonish anthropomorphic version of Carassius auratus (Common Gold Fish) which in no cases has been seen directly interacting with any other entities or objects present in the film. Audio recordings of a subject have shown heavy distortion akin to that of acute exposure to radiation with the phrase "The smile that snacks you back" being looped throughout the recording. Currently no conclusions as to the fate of affected subjects have been devised and are currently only theorized.

SCP-XXXX-2 designates a large factory-like complex located in a rural portion of Clydesdale, Arizona. SCP-XXXX-2 continuously distributes instances of SCP-XXXX-1 through conventional means such as land vehicles, locomotives, and aircraft. All vehicles seen leaving the compound have shown no physical abnormalities in any fashion except for cognitohazardous imagery on the sides of the vehicles. Individuals operating said vehicles have shown symptoms of long term exposure to "Thermatha1" Class Memetic effects. Biological testing has proven all of the operators to be human. Despite this no records or genetic matches have been found with no missing persons' reports matching the subjects' physical descriptions. In all cases, attempts to detain or retrain these individuals have been met with hostility, though this can be countered with the application of intense electromagnetic currents. For elaboration see interview XXXX.2 for clarity.

Discovery

SCP-XXXX-2 was discovered January 14, 2015 during which a Foundation archeological group searching for the reported remains of a Native American burial site displaying temporal disturbances. which is to be noted was not in the vicinity of the group nor was it in the area. Further investigation has concluded that Howard Carter a Foundation Para-Archeologist had been leading the group towards a remote location near the Sonoran Desert.

After the disappearance of the group approximately four days into the mission, several agents were dispatched to search the encampment which had been established on the Desert's eastern boarder 2 Kilometers from the United State's southern boarder. Once arrived apart from typical traversal equipment, several objects were recovered from the site displaying a range of anomalous properties which are as follows.

  • A marble statue depicting a man with a sword through a fish now identified as a Goldfish.
  • Several Golden plates similarly depicting a giant Goldfish.
  • Several diary entries.
  • An instance of SCP-XXXX, an advertisement with GOI-1962's logo and a line of text with the words "The Smile That Snacks You Back."

SCP-XXXX-2 was located when it was displaced into reality in a location nearby the dig site. Foundation Staff were immediately alerted to it's existence after trucks were spotted coming out of the seemingly abandoned factory. This lead to current containment procedures.

Upon further research into previous expeditions involving Howard Carter, his body was found emaciated with an autopsy revealing his death to be in the 1980s several decades prior to "his" disappearance during the study of an unrelated anomaly.

An incident occurred during containment procedures being enacted, the incident is now listed via video log SCP-XXXX.1-CONTAINMENT. The video log was recovered from MTF Γ-16 ("Power Puffs") Captain Roger Taylor's body camera.

On the 31st of August 2015, a flatbed truck of unknown make or model emerged from SCP-XXXX-2's loading bay marking the first documented presence of an object/entity exiting from SCP-XXXX-2 itself. A full transcription post capture of the event has been provided below.

Additional Incidents

On the 5th of September in the previously stated year, during routine maintenance of Site-81's containment locker, The artifacts recovered from the initial SCP-XXXX-2 incident were temporarily transferred to an opposing unit also prepared to contain the anomaly. During the transfer, Agent Storium was accosted by Roger Taylor who successfully removed the artifacts from the Agent's possession. The subsequent breach followed Taylor exiting Site-81 from the West Wing and heading south on foot. As all attempts to reason with and/or detain Taylor had failed, he was shot twice in the lower abdomen leading to expiration via necrosis at an abnormally fast rate.

Several moments later, all artifacts previously mentioned began to emit an abnormal orange hue. Following this Head Researcher Catlist put in a request to interview former employee Howard Carter, which was subsequently processed and permission was granted. Video logs were corrupted, however a handheld recorder possessed by Catlist recorded the audio, personal reports from Catlist detail the actions that the individual did.


Special Containment Procedures have been changed to investigate any personnel post-visit to SCP-XXXX-2 following Interview Log SCP-XXXX.1-GOLDLEAK.