death's bed

Item #: SCP-1363

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1363 requires no special containment procedures, though access to the object is restricted to Level 3 personnel and higher with approval from at least two (2) Level 4 personnel or higher due to the object’s abilities.

Description: SCP-1363 is a brown, handmade, polished wooden coffin with an interior consisting of white cloth padding and a single white pillow. Any living or nonliving matter placed in SCP-1363 will disappear after the lid of SCP-1363 is closed completely. Upon opening of the object, the interior will be empty and no evidence of any matter ever being present in SCP-1363 will be found. The bodies placed in the object before containment were most likely subject to this property and none of the bodies or any traces of them have been recovered since the containment of SCP-1363. In addition to deceased organisms, testing on SCP-1363 has shown that any matter not initially a part of SCP-1363 is affected by its properties.

Living test subjects placed in SCP-1363 have all reported that, after the lid of the coffin closes, they are immediately transported to a black void, an area designated as SCP-1363-1. Subjects report that all of their senses are significantly dulled while in this void. Subjects cannot rise or change position from the position they were in before the lid of SCP-1363 was closed. Subjects were all able to return to the interior of SCP-1363 simply by the strong voluntary desire to do so.1 This implies that any non-sentient objects placed in SCP-1363 cannot be recovered. The amount of time subjects spend in SCP-1363-1 is consistent with the amount of time that passes outside of SCP-1363. Extensive experimentation with SCP-1363 has shown that subjects do not need any type of nourishment while within SCP-1363-1 and show no physical changes from the lack of said nourishment. Because of these findings, it is theorized that organisms in SCP-1363-1 enter a state of conscious suspended animation and a subject interred in SCP-1363-1 for an extended period of time would most likely show no signs of aging. Multiple subjects can be present in SCP-1363-1 at one time, although no meetings of any other organism or object have ever been reported by a subject.

The object was recovered from ████████████ Funeral Home, in ████████, USA on ██/██ /19██ after reports of its anomalous attributes were reported. When questioned about the origins of the object, the owners of the funeral home informed Foundation officials that the object had been donated by the local ███████ family. The owners were taken in for further questioning. Additional investigations into the history of the object and the family associated with it lead to the identification of ███ ████████ as the furthest traceable owner of the object. The individual in question reportedly disappeared without a trace in 18██. Further efforts to ascertain the origins of SCP-1363 have not lead to any additional findings.

Addendum 1363-a: On ██/██/19██, approximately two months after the containment of SCP-1363, researchers discovered the words “cheating Death in his own bed” scratched into the bottom of one of the coffin’s sides. During the containment of SCP-1363, neither this nor any other marking on the exterior or interior of the object was found. It is unlikely that such a mark would remain undiscovered for such an amount of time if it had been made before the object’s containment. Subjects within SCP-1363-1 at the time of the marking's discovery were questioned and found to have no knowledge of the marking.

Addendum 1363-b: Higher security measures have been requested and are pending approval for SCP-1363 due to concerns over the above-mentioned incident and concerns that the object’s effects could be used as a form of one-way time travel or as a means of attaining immortality. Access to and experimentation with SCP-1363 has been restricted to Level 3 personnel and higher.