Hell's Acres
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained on site. Foundation Personnel are to work in conjunction with the County Police Force to prevent discovery.
Description: SCP-XXXX is an area of land located in █████ County, New Jersey. The area appears to slowly expand over time, growing at an approximate weekly rate of ██ meters. This expansion is not noticeable from the surrounding area, and seems to lead into another dimension.
SCP-XXXX’s terrain is entirely upland, with grass-covered hills making up the entire area. The grass is the only fauna present in SCP-XXXX, which is otherwise devoid of life. —There are 23 stone structures resembling crypts located on the hills — There are 24 stone structures resembling crypts located on the hills, with more stone structures occasionally manifesting as the area expands. The structures have been dated to be roughly ███ years old, and are mostly in a state of disrepair.
Further anomalous properties of the area include the manifestation of SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 is a pale semi-incorporeal entity resembling a blanket. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 vary in size, and will usually contain variations in the form of markings and protrusions. At any given moment, there are several different instances of SCP-XXXX-1 roaming across the area. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are not sentient and cannot communicate (see Addendum XXXX-A1).
An additional stone structure is located approximately █ kilometers from the point of entry, regardless of the area’s expansion. The structure, hereby labeled SCP-XXXX-2, is notably different from the other structures present in the area. SCP-XXXX-2 appears to be an old but well maintained Gothic-style Crypt. The large wooden doors are the only visible entrance, but entrance has proven impossible, and the structure seems indestructible. Observation through the windows have shown the interior of SCP-XXXX-2 to be lined with ossuaries and candles, leading to a staircase at the rear of the crypt.
About 2 meters in front of the door to SCP-XXXX-2 is an entity known as SCP-XXXX-3. SCP-XXXX-3 is a stone gargoyle approximately 1.75 meters tall. The entity seems anchored to the ground, and no attempt at moving it has been successful. SCP-XXXX-3 is sentient, and will occasionally speak to Foundation Personnel.
At irregular intervals, SCP-XXXX-3 will stand up and grab several instances with SCP-XXXX-1 with its hands. The doors to SCP-XXXX-2 will proceed to swing open, and the instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will be thrown inside. SCP-XXXX-3 will then sit down in its previous location, and the doors to SCP-XXXX-2 will once again close.
Addendum XXXX-A1: Dr. J████ N████ successfully managed communication with an instance of SCP-XXXX-1, who identified itself as one Roger █████. It was determined that the individual named Roger █████ was the prime suspect in a series of murders in ████, Wisconsin and was killed during a police chase. Further investigation revealed that the other instances of SCP-XXXX-1 also identified themselves as deceased individuals linked to different crimes or immoral actions.

It would seem that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 do not communicate with one another, or rather, they cannot communicate with one another. They do not eat, sleep, or drink, or have any activity whatsoever. They float around the area aimlessly, not based on any real direction. They seem to be…waiting for something. — Dr. N████

Interview XXXX-A1:

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX-3
Interviewer: Dr. J████ N████, Dr. T██ D████
Forward: Communication was successfully established for the first time with SCP-XXXX-3.
<Begin Log>
Dr. N████: State your name.
SCP-XXXX-3: (Silent)
Dr. N████: SCP-XXXX-3, state your name.
Dr. D████: We should probably give up. It hasn't ever answered us before. Maybe if we asked it something else, it might answer.
Dr. N████: We already tried. Watch. (Turns to SCP-XXXX-3) What are you? How long were you here for?
SCP-XXXX-3: (Silent)
Dr. N████: (Turns back to Dr. D████) If you have any ideas, go ahead.
Dr. D████: (Turns to SCP-XXXX-3. Silent for a moment) Do you know what is behind you?1
SCP-XXXX-3: The Gate.
Dr. N████: (Jumps back slightly) Wow, that actually worked.
Dr. D████: A Gate? What is beyond the gate?
SCP-XXXX-3: (Silent)
Dr. D████: Okay…(Turns to Dr N████) Maybe it can only answer questions it knows the answer to?
Dr. N████: What is this place?
SCP-XXXX-3: //(Silent)

Dr. N████: Okay, do you know what this place is?
SCP-XXXX-3: Indeed.
Dr. N████: Why can’t you tell us what it is?
SCP-XXXX-3: There is no adequate description in your language to answer that question.
Dr. D████: Is there, perhaps, a name to this place?
SCP-XXXX-3: Indeed. This place has many names amongst your kind. The First Circle. The Fields. Limbo. Sheol. The descriptions are all wrong, but they all refer to here.
Dr. D████: And the instances of SCP-XXXX-1. What are they?
SCP-XXXX-3: (Pauses) You would most likely refer to them as souls. At least, the souls of those who end up here.
Dr. N████: The souls? Can you—
SCP-XXXX-3: This is as much as I can say now. I cannot speak any longer now. I will speak with you at a later time. However, I advise that you move, lest you get caught.
<End Log>
Notes: SCP-XXXX-3 then stood up and threw several instances of SCP-XXXX-1 into the opened entry of SCP-XXXX-2. Because Dr. N████ and Dr. D████ were in such close proximity at the time, they were able to look inside SCP-XXXX-2. Their description was consistent with what was visualized through the windows.

Addendum XXXX-A2:

Foreword: The following is a transcript of an incident when an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 attacked Dr. J████ N████. Dr. T██ D████ was present at the time for another interview with SCP-XXXX-3, but was incapacitated during the attack. The following was gathered from Dr. D████’s recording equipment.

Dr. N████: (Struggling against the grip of SCP-XXXX-1) Let go of me! Who are you?!
SCP-XXXX-1: (Laughs) Doc, don’t tell me you don’t remember me? And after you took such good care of me a week ago! I’m offended!
Dr. N████: (Pauses) D-41332?2
SCP-XXXX-1: You know it! Of course, my name is █████, but never mind that. I gotta say, I remember pretty well what you did to me.
Dr. N████: Listen, D-41332, I—
SCP-XXXX-1: Save it, Doc. I don’t wanna hear your god damn excuses. But here’s the thing, I know where we are. I know where this is. You don’t know? (Laughs) ‘Cuz I sure do! I know what’s about to happen. Those doors are gonna open up, and I’m gonna go down those stairs in the back. But you’ve been oh so nice to me in the past, so I figured I’d let you be my Plus-One.
Dr. N████: D-damn! D-41332, don’t d—
SCP-XXXX-1: Don’t descend without you? Aw, shucks, Doc, you’re making me blush. I didn’t think you missed me that much. But you know what? I missed you too. And I never forgot the 9mm present you left in my skull. So how about this? The entire ride down, I won’t let go of you even once, and I’ll keep you close the entire time. Doesn’t that just sound so [EXPLETIVE] romantic? (Laughs)
Dr. N████: N-no, NO!
(At this point, SCP-XXXX-3 stood up and the doors of SCP-XXXX-2 opened up. SCP-XXXX-3 grabbed SCP-XXXX-1 and Dr. N████ and threw them into the doorway)
Dr. N████: (Clinging to the door hinges of SCP-XXXX-2) NO! DON’T LET ME GO THROUGH! I’M STILL ALIVE! I SHOULDN’T GO DOWN!
SCP-XXXX-3: (Begins sitting down) Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate.
Dr. N████: Wha— NO! (Dr. N████ loses his grip on the hinges as the doors seal shut)
SCP-XXXX-3: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
<End Log>