The Angels Look at Us

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Item #: SCP-5667 Level 3/5667
Object Class: Safe Classified

poster

SCP-XXXX.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a Standard Document Containment Locker. Nearby personnel experiencing scopaesthesia1 are to be relocated immediately.

Information regarding the whereabouts to a copy of The Angels Look at Us is currently under investigation.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the only known poster for a 1924 silent horror film entitled The Angels Look at Us. No copies of this film are known to exist. Individuals near SCP-XXXX for long periods of time will begin to experience short-term scopaesthesia. This effect is worsened when near cemeteries, funeral homes, and places of religious worship.

This effect will gradually escalate into subjects believing that their close friends and family have been replaced with impostors. [finish]

[finish] universally described these impostors as "angels", further described as many winged with a vague and largely ineffable physical appearance, surrounded by intense multicolored light emanations with a noted lack of eyes.

Despite this supposed lack of eyes, subjects will also describe these impostors as constantly staring at them.

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Lon Chaney, circa 1923.

Addendum XXXX-1 — History: The Angels Look at Us is believed to have screened only once to an audience of 42 people at Blue Springs 8 Miller Theater. Few witness reports remain, with theater employees noting that it appeared less people exited the screening than the amount that entered.

Despite overwhelming critical acclaim resulting from this screening, the film was never shown again. The only reason given by director and film star Lon Chaney being "a terrible mistake that should have been rectified", along with "a hole further perforated instead of sewed back as it should".

Despite intense investigation to locate a copy of The Angels Look at Us, no existing copies could be found. The last copy of The Angels Look at Us was believed to have been destroyed during a fire in a storage facility owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios along with the last copies of several other films. Despite this fire being ruled to have been caused by the ignition of nitrate film, further independent investigations revealed suppressed evidence of arson.

Several incomplete summaries of the film have been found to exist, with the two most cohesive summaries being found below:

  • Found in a collection of upcoming movie advertisements in a 1924 issue of the Blue Springs, Missouri newspaper The Examiner:

"Lon Chaney stars in his newest film The Angels Look at Us, about a mad woman who thinks angels stare at her no matter she goes. Her psychologist, played by Lon Chaney, must quench her delusions before she is declared insane, with little success."

  • Found in a heavily damaged 1924 Boy's Cinema issue:

"The Angels Look at Us starring Marceline Day as "Diane Schultzen" and Lon Chaney as the psychologist "D. B. Boures" is a gripping fright fest that nearly pulls the viewer into the experience itself. The tale follows a psychologist and his patient Diane, whom is stricken with visions of angelic beings watching her. The visual effects for these angels, as we see them through the eyes of Diane, are positively stunning, as if

[DATA LOST]

She begins viewing others in the same light, and grows unable to trust even her own husband. Boures desperately tries to discredit her grandeur claims, but she retorts violently, grabbi

[DATA LOST]

flying out of the screen, dazzling and frighting the audience into a new pair of trousers. A fun theater gag they do is having people seemingly vanish into air throughout this trickery. They soon retrea

[DATA LOST]

ending with her limping out of the office building, bloodied. Overall, a spectacle to behold and truly a marveling show."

Due to the lack of information available, the reasoning for SCP-XXXX's effects cannot be faithfully determined.


Addendum XXXX-2 — Update 10 Apr 2020 03:45: After a user on the Parawatch conspiracy wiki under the alias "ebony1962"1 claimed to have a film reel of The Angels Look at Us in a thread pertaining to lost media, Foundation agents tracked and located their residency. The last post made by Quensboro on the forum stated that he would play the reel once they obtained a functional film projector, with them ceasing all activity shortly after.

The following is a recording of Agents Gurrano and Langsly entering Quensboro's home to acquire the film reel:

[BEGIN LOG]

(Gurrano knocks on Quensboro's front door for several minutes, Langsly attempts to look into the house, finding all curtain windows have been drawn.)

Langsly: We know if this guy's here?

Gurrano: Car's here. Lives alone too.

Langsly: Hmm.

(Gurrano turns the doorknob.)

Gurrano: It's unlocked, should we just-

Langsly: Why not?

(Gurrano and Langsly enter Quensboro's house and into the kitchen, down a hall to the left, a mechanical whirring can be heard. Langsly begins surveying the house.)

Gurrano: Anyone there? Quensboro?

(Gurrano walks down the hall, lights begin to emanate from underneath the door. Mechanical whirring is still present.)

Langsly: Rest of the place is clear.

Gurrano: This seems to be where the shit's going down.

Langsly: Well what're we waiting for then? Eh?

(Langsly turns the handle. As they do, the light underneath the door dissipates. The mechanical whirring continues. Langsly opens the door and enters. Their camera feed disconnects, with their audio feed remaining intact. However, nothing besides the mechanical whirring can be heard.)

Gurrano: Are you okay in there?

(Pause.)

Gurrano: Fuck.

(Gurrano enters the room, their camera feed disconnects.)

Langsly: There is an angel on the screen.

Gurrano: Huh?

Langsly: There is an angel on the screen.

Gurrano: Langsly, we should go.

Langsly: There is an angel on the screen.

Gurrano: What is going on with you? There's- it's nothing. Just the film thing.

Langsly: There is an angel on the screen.

Gurrano: Langsly, what is wrong.

Langsly: There is an angel on the screen.

(Pause.)

Gurrano and Langsly: There is an angel on the screen. They are speaking of [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. They will take us to [UNINTELLIGIBLE].

(Mechanical whirring stops.)


[END LOG]

After this incident, the whereabouts of Agents Langsly and Gurrano became unknown. [say they went in again here] Inside the room in Quensboro's house was a film reel projector, with a white sheet on an opposing wall acting as a screen. [say what happened to the copy]


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