Item #: SCP-XXXX “Boogeybook”

Object Class: Safe Euclid


SCP-XXXX during low-light examination.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a temperature and humidity controlled glass storage display case, located on the Artifact Archives level of Site-XXX. Due to the unknown organic composition of SCP-XXXX and its current accelerated state of decomposition from UV light exposure during recovery, handling of SCP-XXXX is prohibited without O2 supervision. Interior of storage container is to be bathed in Dr. [REDACTED]’s S.T.A.R.1 formula, not unlike our standard dusk formulation.


Amendment XXXX-1A: Precedence ZETA-1

*Upon discovery of anomalous effect during event BLACKOUT-A; containment procedures are amended as follows*

SCP-XXXX has been relocated to Site-XXXX “Pandora’s Box” and is to remain sealed indefinitely within transparent observation cell. A reversed modification of Dr. [REDACTED]’s previous S.T.A.R. formula-yield ID: B.U.R.N.2 is to be propagated through a 360-degree illumination chassis surrounding SCP-XXXX’s encasement. In no event should luminescent bombardment be allowed to discontinue. Site-XXXX generator has been augmented with six (6) self-sustained nuclear fusion cells, in the event of another BLACKOUT event. After incident BLACKOUT-A3; Mobile Task Force ‘Trail-Chasers’ has been reformed as Static Task Force ‘Nightwatch’, and is to remain on-site as permanent security personnel. If a second breach by instances similar to SCP-XXXX-1 should occur, evacuation of tourism populace above containment site is a negligible priority in contrast to re-containment efforts. If STF ‘Nightwatch’ should fail in pacifying a breach, the O5 on duty will enact Immolation Prototcol4 prior to instances of SCP-XXXX-1 reaching surface.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a book of unknown organic composition. It is 0.19 meters in height, 0.4 meters in length, and contains 76 pages of entries that are formatted to resemble a traditional journal. SCP-XXXX’s bindings have suffered severe damage identical with an advanced stage of flesh decay. Numerous gangrenous infections have made the majority of its contents illegible. Direct exposure to fluorescent/ultra-violet lighting causes SCP-XXXX to resume “rotting” at an alarming rate. Since Dr. [REDACTED]’s creation of the S.T.A.R. formula seems to have no adverse effect on SCP-XXXX, further investigation as to what component of (non)solar exposure actually causes the damage is ongoing.

SCP-XXXX was discovered in 19XX, during the excavation and construction of the [REDACTED] Inn on the island of [REDACTED], in what is now the state of [REDACTED], USA. Foundation personnel were alerted to its existence by local authorities after XXX civilian casualties occurred over the course of roughly 12 hours (approx. 0644-0712, EDT) and the subsequent postponement of the resort’s restoration.
During its initial examination Site-XX’s leading linguist, Dr. [REDACTED], attempted to decipher the inscriptions within SCP-XXXX through his own etymological deduction methods in low-light settings. Several entries were partially transcribed before event BLACKOUT-A caused instance SCP-XXXX-1 to manifest and halt examination.

Addendum XXXX-1A:

Below is an electronic transcription of partially translated entries within SCP-XXXX.


Security footage of fully erect SCP-XXXX-1 feeding/identifying itself during event BLACKOUT-A. Discoloration is due to utilization of S.T.A.R. formula coupled with subject's inherent obscuration.

Description (continued): SCP-XXXX-1 is a simian-like quadrupedal being that possesses vaguely human features-with precise descriptions being documented with minimal conclusive data at this time. SCP-XXXX-1 appears to emit a personal shroud of encompassing gloom that obscures features and eases undetected movement through lit areas. Due to SCP-XXXX-1’s aversion to conventional luminescence, common light-focusing devices (i.e. Flashlight) may be used to penetrate said shroud. It is believed that this veiling mechanism is used to enhance stealth in ambient light such as lunar rays, and not believed to be an intentional defense against directed lighting. This suggests a nocturnal predator with heavy reliance on ambush hunting techniques.
SCP-XXXX-1 was encountered by foundation personnel during incident BLACKOUT-A. Surveillance footage shows SCP-XXXX-1 emerge from a storage closet in the observation room adjacent to SCP-XXXX during its examination by Dr. [REDACTED]. SCP-XXXX-1 then began to hastily move towards the chamber containing SCP-XXXX. Several security personnel opened fire on SCP-XXXX-1 with little effect and were violently dispatched soon after. SCP-XXXX-1 then opened an orifice located on its upper torso, appearing to roar. It then proceeded to rampage through the sites common areas, dispatching XX site personnel in its wake before being incapacitated by Agent XXXX (KIA) and Agent XXXXX through the combat application of Level-7 tranquilizing compounds that were stored on-site in the event of a containment breach by SCP-XXX. Emergency generators were then engaged and a site-wide lockdown commenced.

Below is an electronic transcription of a post-combat interrogation conducted immediately after incident BLACKOUT-A.

Addendum XXXX-1B:

After careful review by OX and Lead Researcher Dr. XXXXXXXXXX; it is believed that elongated exposure to darkness nurtured the establishment of an indefinable link between SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-1. Nature of that link is yet to be determined. In no event should the conditions of synthetic (or actual) nightfall be allowed to envelop SCP-XXXX, for fear of enticing further instances of SCP-XXXX-1 to materialize. Theoretical data implications refer to this anomaly as the Night-light Phenomena6. Investigation of other such instances is currently ongoing OCONUS.

Addendum XXXX-1C:

Post relocation examination of SCP-XXXX before re-containment revealed a 77th page that had possibly been overlooked. Translation of 77th entry was transcribed as follows:

Note: SCP-XXXX has been ruled as the catalyst responsible for the massacre of 15XX on the island settlement of [REDACTED]; an event that has since been publicly deemed a "mass disappearance" by Foundation PR personnel. Formal requests by the Site 05 for its destruction has been denied due to the possible ramifications within the unknown parameters of the Night-light Phenomena and its apparent ‘denizens’.

Message from OX:

“We have to figure this out, guys. Two-way entries? Political envoy? The last thing we need is a war with the fucking boogeymen.”