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Promotional poster for the 2011 Dodge Challenger. SCP-XXXX is seen standing at the foreground in front of the vehicle.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX requires no on-site Foundation containment.

SCP-XXXX is located in an isolated cabin near ████████ National Park, Oregon, and is allowed to interact with the neighboring communities as it pleases. SCP-XXXX’s property contains low-level autonomous observation equipment to monitor for any anomalous activity.

Foundation researcher Dr. Louis Fitzgerald has been assigned to visit SCP-XXXX at noon on the second Tuesday of every month for a routine interview and psychological evaluation. Dr. Fitzgerald’s reports are to be delivered to the Foundation’s Observations of Uncontained Assets Division (OUAD) for further review.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a humanoid entity with the appearance and physical characteristics of former first President of the United States, George Washington. SCP-XXXX has been extremely cooperative with the Foundation and wishes to live in relative isolation, hence the Foundation’s relaxed constraints and inclusion of SCP-XXXX within OUAD’s juridstriction.

Interviews with SCP-XXXX have shown it actually does believe itself to be George Washington, and that it has been around since November, 1899. This is consistent with the United States’ government legitimizing the statehood of Washington state on 11 November, 1899. This has led to a theory that the two are directly related. The Foundation has led investigations into possible links, including the original Washington state constitution and its original application for statehood, but nothing conclusive has been found. At this time, further investigations are not necessary. Other than its apparent inability to age, SCP-XXXX exhibits no anomalous properties.

SCP-XXXX first came to the Foundation’s attention after SCP-XXXX appeared in a June 2010 advertisement for a new “Dodge Challenger” vehicle.1 Once it was learned the actor portraying George Washington had faked his identity and had soon thereafter disappeared, a private investigator discovered SCP-XXXX some weeks later. This commercial is as public of an appearance SCP-XXXX has intended to make, apparently curious to see “if anyone would actually recognize [him].”

Between 1900 and 2010, SCP-XXXX is said to have kept to the western United States, wandering up and down the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, the latter where SCP-XXXX believes to have emerged. SCP-XXXX has attempted to convince others of its supposed identity many times in the past, but all attempts have been met with failure. SCP-XXXX has expressed little interest in becoming involved in modern politics, but Dr. Fitzgerald has reported it does get “agitated” whenever discussing the subject. Dr. Fitzgerald has also described SCP-XXXX as being “everything you’d expect from someone who’s old-fashioned and grandfatherly.” SCP-XXXX considers its current residence permanent and it has been living there since July, 2007.

Addendum XXXX-1: SCP-XXXX exhibits the memories and personality of George Washington up until 1773, when he was 61 years old. This leads credence to the identity of SCP-XXXX. Why this age in partcular though is uncertain. Biological samples of SCP-XXXX also seem to corroborate this. Given the apparent unaging of SCP-XXXX over the 100+ years since it first appeared, the Foundation is also using these samples in experimental research for the potential benefits SCP-XXXX can provide, biologically.

Addendum XXXX-2: The Foundation must stress that SCP-XXXX’s emergence as a direct result of the federal recognition of Washington State is just a theory. Nonetheless, this leads to the possibility of similar figures (SCPs) emerging under similar circumstances. Currently, the Foundation is closely monitoring movements within the United States to legitimize the states of Franklin, Jefferson, and Lincoln at the federal level, and contingency plans are in place should new SCPs emerge as a result of them gaining statehood.

SCP-XXXX has suggested to Dr. Fitzgerald that it might be a good idea for the Foundation to intervene in these establishment processes. It has expressed worry over “how [Thomas Jefferson] might react to the current political climate.” It also firmly believes that “[Benjamin Franklin] would surely bring Hell to the Capitol doorstep” and “personally see to kicking everyone’s ass.”

There is no plan to intervene in these establishment processes at this time.