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This document is a series of emails that have been unchanged (besides the censorship of classified material) between a Dr. ████████(referred to in the emails simply as Aaron) still working here at the Foundation and an old researcher who retired from our services. The Foundation was not directly involved in any way, and Dr. ████████ was not acting on behalf of us at the Foundation, and formal Foundation interference was not requested until after the final email in this chain. That being said, the emails are as follows:


To:[REDADTED]
From: JosiahWarren@████.com
October 8,2013
6:39 PM

Hello, Aaron. Its certainly been a long time, hasn't it? What's it been, a year? Two? Anyways… I just thought I'd greet my old coworker again and see how you've been doing. How's work been? Actually, ignore that. I know you can't discuss it. Anyways, I guess I'll tell you about my work then. I don't know what "they" told you about my retirement, so I'll fill you in now. I wasn't fired like you may think after the incident with SCP-███. I just decided I was just getting too old for this kind of psychological research, and the incident proved that theory. I got hired as one of the head doctors at [REDACTED] Medical Center, aka a lunatic asylum. I mean come on, we all know that's what they wanted yo call it. But yeah, I'm working with patients with various mental problems and it has actually been a very interesting job. Things haven't been very busy here, so I guess that's why I'm emailing you

By the way, how's Mandy and the kids? How've you been, my old friend?


From: [REDACTED]
To: JosiahWarren@████.com
October 9, 2013
8:37 AM

Well, Josiah. Honestly I never thought I'd hear from YOU again. All of us here thought you got kicked out or killed for that incident with good old ███. I'm glad that you're alright, old friend. I was worried about you.
Work here has been the same, you know how it is. Its hard and taxing, and sometimes you wonder if you're even getting anything done in the first place. By the way, did I tell you about my new assistant? [DATA EXPUNGED DO TO SECURITY VIOLATIONS].
Anyways, I'm glad to know you're enjoying yourself, old man. Mandy and the kids are doing fine. My oldest just turned 14 a week ago, in fact.
I need to get back to work now. Its great to hear from you again, Warren!


To:[REDADTED]
From: JosiahWarren@████.com
October 29, 2013,
3:17 PM

My god, Aaron. I haven't gotten any better at answering things on time, as you can see. I'm sorry for my late reply, but things at the hospital have been really busy. That and I've got a new patient. His name is Lucas, and he's a nice young man in his late teens. Hee apparently has been depressed and suicidal, plus he says that he can hear voices in his head. Its probably just stress and his own problems that are making him imagine things, but apparently his mom decided to take him to me. So he'll be staying here a few weeks until everything can get sorted out. And Aaron, I might need your help on this one. I know you're still working for the Foundation, but you were always good at judging people. Plus you have children and you're good with younger individuals… What do you say?


From: [REDACTED]
To: JosiahWarren@████.com
October 29, 2013
3:29 PM

Of course, old friend. You were always a mentor to me, and I'll do anything I can to repay the favor


To:[REDADTED]
From: JosiahWarren@████.com
November 2, 2013
7:46 PM

Hello, Aaron. I've got some very strange news. You remember that patient I asked about, Lucas? Well, strangely enough I've spent the last two days talking with him and doing tests, and I haven't the faintest idea why he's here. His mental health honestly couldn't be any better. Sure he's a bit depressed, but honestly who wasn't at that age? But as far as I can tell right now, Lucas is very much sane. I'd like to have a word with his mother about why he's here, and perhaps in a week he'll be free to leave. However, he has mentioned some strange dreams that he's had. I would like to question him further about those…


From: [REDACTED]
To: JosiahWarren@████.com
November 2, 2013
9:18 PM

That is rather peculiar… But I guess if he is depressed and maybe even suicidal like you said, perhaps his mother overreacted. Visiting a psychiatrist is a very common response when parents find out their children are experiencing suicidal thoughts, sadly. But then why did she take him to you at an actual facility and not a private doctor? I guess I don't get it. And what kind of dreams do you mean?


To:[REDADTED]
From: JosiahWarren@████.com
November 4, 2013
12:03 PM

I finally asked Lucas about his dreams. And I don't mean asked, I mean demanded. He wouldn't answer me whenever I asked him for the past three days, and I had to threaten him with treatments that I would never dare perform. Thankfully the young man believed my bluff. I'm not proud of lying to my patient, Aaron. But I had no choice.

This is what he told me, directly from an audio recording:

"Every night for the past, umm… past week I've had the same dream. I'm sitting in a room that looks like one of those interview rooms that the cops use in detective shows. But everything was like, really bright and white. I could barely keep my eyes open it was so bright. And there was another figure there, in the room. He would always be right there in front of me. What's that? Oh, what did he look like..? Well umm… He was black. And I don't mean his race I mean he was BLACK. Everything about him was like, covered in shadow. A complete opposite of everything around him. He would always look at me with an eyeless face, but he never said anything. But I could hear him anyways, in !y head I mean. I could hear his voice speaking in my mind. He'd say… He'd say that he would be able to give me my biggest desires. Grant my greatest dreams. No matter what they were he could give them to me if I'd let him. Then immediately after that I'd always wake up and it would be morning."

I'm mildly concerned about this, Aaron. Firstly because of the fact that Lucas was afraid to tell me. Why would he be? There wasn't anything threatening or disturbing, or even anything personal in these dreams. I can't think of a single reason why he wouldn't tell me. Second of all, I can't understand what these dreams mean. Why do they keep occurring? Who does this "shadow man" represent? In all honesty Lucas is fine mentally. These dreams should mean nothing, but yet… I don't know. There's just something that doesn't feel right. And I know that as a doctor of science I can't make my decisions off of feelings, but sometimes you need to trust your instincts. Right now I believe is one of those times. So I think I'll have Lucas stay here one more week, just to see if these dreams stop. I'm almost sure that they will. And if they don't… I'll come to that issue when it comes.


To:[REDADTED]
From: JosiahWarren@████.com
November 12, 2013

Aaron, I really need you to answer me. I don't know if you didn't get the last email, or if the Foundation is locking down on communications again or what but… I really need help. The dreams have gotten much, much worse in the last few days.