Title: The Bergenson Institute



SCP-XXXX at time of discovery

Object class: Safe Euclid

Special Containment procedures:

A 100-meter (300 ft) safe-zone is to be observed around the perimeter of SCP-XXXX. A 10-kilometer (3.1 mi) exclusion radius has been created surrounding the site the site. Barbed-wire fences and clearly marked signs have proved sufficient to keep out unauthorized civilians. No personnel are allowed within the safe zone unless cleared by a level-3 staff member on site. If entering the zone, members must be equipped with at least two (2) halogen flashlights, ten (10) chemical glow sticks, and a powered LED bandoleer.

Food, medical supplies, fuel and other essentials are delivered to site XXXX-B every week1 by way of three modified M939 heavy trucks, outfitted to shine lights of at least 10,000 lux in all directions. If personnel assigned to these vehicles discover a gap in the protection after entering the radius of SCP-XXXX, they are to notify the convoy leader and fill the gap with light from their personal flashlights until they arrive at site XXXX-B.

If anyone within SCP-XXXX's range of effect encounters SCP-XXXX-1 instances, they are not to engage unless threatened. Following event MIDNIGHT SUN all SCP-XXXX-1 instances are to be shot on sight.

Maintenance personnel are to check and replace all lights at site XXXX-B twice weekly. Failure to report broken lights or replace them on time will be met with strict reprimands and possible termination. If any perimeter lights are found to be non-functional, security teams will be notified and put on high alert until the light is repaired.

Addendum: Following event MIDNIGHT SUN, convoys in and out of SCP-XXXX will be escorted by two MRAP armored vehicles, modified similarly to the 939s.


SCP-XXXX is the former "Bergenson Extradimensional Research Institute," located in the remote valley of ██████, Canada. The Bergenson Institute came to the attention of the foundation during a routine sweep for research programs with potentially anomalous results. As per protocol, foundation agents first attempted to shut the program down through litigation by proxy, citing possible environmental hazards. When this failed, operations were escalated to bribery of officials, and eventual sabotage.

The sabotage was completed by agent █████ on 2/14/20██. Afterwards, the foundation maintained cursory surveillance on the Bergenson institute, in case agent █████'s work was undone. As of the day SCP-XXXX materialized, no changes had been reported. Investigations into what may have caused this oversight are ongoing, pending O5 review.

The anomaly was not discovered until foundation operatives embedded in the local forestry service were informed of hikers reported unusual weather patterns. The 5-kilometer safe zone was established under the cover story of an uncleared artillery range.

The area of effect encompasses a wide region, stopping abruptly ten kilometers from the epicenter. The near-perfect square and clean borders suggest that the phenomenon is man-made.

The fog is comprised of common water vapor, various aluminosilicates and [REDACTED]. This creates substantial interference, both to visible and electronic surveillance. This interference - and hostility from SCP-XXXX-1 - means that much of the area covered by SCP-XXXX is uncharted. Efforts to secure additional armored scout vehicles to perform more comprehensive explorations of the area are underway.

SCP-XXXX-1 are 1.6 meter (5.2 ft), emaciated bipedal humanoids. Instances are not immediately hostile, and prefer to quietly follow their targets. If a member of SCP-XXXX-1 realizes it has been seen, they enter a hostile state and swarm the target, attacking with natural claws and a poison secreted from their mouths.

This poison does not match any known terrestrial toxin. Symptoms include severe pain, loss of motor control, and rapid, violent [DATA EXPUNGED] in subjects. Lack of visibility when engaging SCP-XXXX-1 inside the fog, and post-traumatic memory loss suffered by survivors of close-encounters has lead to only a vague understanding of SCP-XXXX-1's behavior outside of combat.

On 10/13/20██ Foundation research teams entered the fog to determine what became of the Bergenson institute. Approximately 500 meters into the anomaly, communication was lost with the teams. Immediately afterwards, members of the initial expedition still at Temporary Base XXXX (What would later become site XXXX-A) reported hearing gunfire from inside the area of effect. Before the nearest MTF could be mobilized to assist, all gunfire ceased.

Three of the original five teams emerged from the fog approximately four minutes later. Of the eighteen survivors, twelve had sustained non-critical wounds, and three were in a near-comatose state due to loss of blood and physical trauma. The debriefing of Sgt. █████ was conducted after a medical checkup and psychiatric evaluation.

Following the first expedition into SCP-XXXX, site XXXX-A was created, and the exclusion zone fence erected around the area of effect. It was determined through testing that a concentrated light source above 10,000 lux is sufficient to clear away the fog. Further expeditions have since shown that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will not willingly enter into a light source of this magnitude.

After four successful attempts to enter and exit SCP-XXXX safely, MTF Eta-5 ("The Lightbringers") was assembled and penetrated into the former grounds of the Bergenson Institute.

Efforts to restore the facility were completed within three months. Currently there are twenty research personnel on-site, as well as fifteen security staff. MTF Tau-11 ("The Baskervilles") was tasked to the site as-needed to reinforce Eta-5, operating out of █████████ Air force base.

Addendum: Following Event MIDNIGHT SUN, MTF Baskervilles has been tasked to site XXXX-A indefinitely.

A partial translation of the coded documents recovered from the Bergenson Institute was completed on ██,██,████. This translation, as well as on-site research, has indicated that SCP-XXXX-2 was intended to be a dimensional bridge. The method by which it generated and maintains this dimensional bridge is unknown, and investigations into how the bridge may be closed are ongoing.

Update: due to the lack of SCP-XXXX-1 sightings following Event MIDNIGHT SUN, and SCP-XXXX-2's dormancy, SCP-XXXX has been reclassified to "Safe"

Update: following O4 review and further insights from Agent █████, SCP-XXXX has been reclassified "Euclid" until further notice. All efforts have been redirected towards shunting the dimensional bridge and preventing further breaches from occurring.

-Interviews XXXX-35, XXXX-36 and event log UMBRAL CROSSING are classified. Contact site director Andrews for authorization-