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Item #: SCP-3XXX

Object Class: Safe Euclid Neutralized (See Addendum-3XXX-2)

Special Containment Procedures: Instances of SCP-3XXX-2 are to be kept in item-specific shelves/cabinets in the Site-12 main library. SCP-3XXX-2 instances do not have any anomalous qualities themselves, and thus access is not restricted and SCP-3XXX-2 instances can be viewed/read by anyone with library privileges.

A Foundation research team is tasked with searching the internet, libraries, private collections, and memoirs of United States Army veterans for instances of SCP-3XXX-2, and to track down the current location of SCP-3XXX-1. (See Addendum-3XXX-2)

SCP-3XXX-1 is inside a grave plot in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The grave it to be guarded by no fewer than two foundation personnel. Guards must bring in any civilians seen visiting the grave for questioning on their relationship to SCP-3XXX-1, and any individuals attempting to exhume the remains of SCP-3XXX-1 are to be terminated immediately.

Description: SCP-3XXX is a collection of journal entries, photographs, paintings, personal accounts, military recordsand presumably, a humanoid male with an apparent age of 18-21 years old (See Addendum-3XXX-2) and human remains currently buried with high military honors in Arlington.

SCP-3XXX-1 is a white male individual that looks (and claims in at least 3 official enlistment documents) to be about 18-21 years old, despite being born in the year 1760 and thus nearly two centuries old by the time of the last recovered data. SCP-3XXX-1 is white, male, has blue eyes, blond hair, is 5'11", and does not experience the human aging process to any noticeable degree. SCP-3XXX-1 appears to have an extremely strong sense of patriotism and is always in the United States Army during significant wars in American history. Records show that SCP-3XXX-1 would enter the army when war was declared (except the revolutionary war, as SCP-3XXX-1 joined in 1778, presumably on or near its 18th birthday) and leaving the military in 4-6 years or when the war ends, almost always disappearing from all known records. SCP-3XXX-1 will then appear at the beginning of the next war, under a new presumed identity (although always with some variation of the name John Carl Baker). The current location of SCP-3XXX-1 is unknown, and the Foundation is actively attempting to find and secure SCP-3XXX-1 through evidence in SCP-3XXX-2. (See Addendum-3XXX-2)

SCP-3XXX-1 is a set of remains exhibiting no anomalous properties beyond significant age. SCP-3XXX-1 was heavily degraded before reaching Foundation custody to stage 5 decomposition. Analysis of SCP-3XXX-1's skeleton and DNA has revealed significant information. Most notably that SCP-3XXX-1's immortality was caused by a previously undiscovered genetic mutation that resulted in [DATA EXPUNGED] and extremely high telomere durability. Furthermore, SCP-3XXX-1 received an impossibly high number of healed injuries including 15 bone breaks, 5 gunshot wounds, blunt force trauma to almost every limb, and a stab wound that would have punctured the left lung. All of these wounds were in various stages of healing, but most were likely caused several decades before death. Dr.█████ noted that that many injuries would be impossible to receive and recover from within 21 years, and would require a total of at least 20 years of constant recovery and treatment to heal properly.

SCP-3XXX-1 also exhibits an even greater number of unhealed wounds, likely due to extreme torture and is most certainly the cause of death. All of SCP-3XXX-1's phalanges have been [DATA EXPUNGED] disembowelment, consistent with the testimony of Pvt. █████ (See Addendum 3XXX-2).

SCP-3XXX-2 is a collection of journal entries, photographs, paintings, personal accounts, and military records describing SCP-3XXX-1. Instances of SCP-3XXX-1 originate from as early as the Revolutionary war, although some instances are found to have been created as soon as the Vietnam war. An exhaustive list of the contents of SCP-3XXX-2 is unavailable in digital format due to resent reclassification, but recovered articles include:

  • A bible from 1735 with many entries of family members and their births from 1735-1820. A "Johnathan Carl Baker" is listed as being born July 4th, 17██ in Boston, Massachusetts. This is believed to be the first instance of SCP-3XXX-2
  • A document listing recruits to the Continental army in July of 17██. The name "John C. Baker" is on the registry.
  • A portrait of Col. █████ and several soldiers in his regiment, painted in 1779 by an unknown artist. The soldier standing to his right has facial features matching photographs of SCP-3XXX-1.
  • A photograph of several Civil war soldiers (Union) taken in 1862. The third soldier from the right, dressed in an officer uniform, is mentioned by handwriting on the back of the photograph as "Lt. Baker."
  • A journal of a civil war soldier also depicted in the above photograph. The soldier described SCP-3XXX-1 as "brave, strong, and a bit of a [expletive]." Despite his reported stubbornness, the journal describes more than a dozen occasions where SCP-3XXX-1 demonstrated ideal leadership skills and was presumably respected by the entire regiment.
  • A 1917 enlistment registry with a reference to a "Joseph Christian Baker." The name is not exactly the same as in previous registries, but the attached image is definitely SCP-3XXX-1, albeit with more facial scarring than expected.
  • A picture of SCP-3XXX-1 dressed in WWII-era army fatigues in what appears to be a club in Paris, dated "August 27th, 1944."
  • A magazine article written by a Vietnam war veteran that references a "Lt. Baker," described with appearance and personality characteristics consistent with previously secured instances of SCP-3XXX-2.

Discovery: In 20██, a conspiracy theory website was noticed and reported by a foundation agent who was, reportedly, "looking at things on the internet to pass the time." The article contained three instances of SCP-3XXX-2 and claiming that SCP-3XXX-2 to be a time traveler. The original poster was found, interviewed, and issued class A amnesics. The website was later taken down by the ISP due to a failure to pay site fees and the IP was purchased by the foundation for use in fishing operations.

Addendum 3XXX-1: Upon discovery of SCP-3XXX-1's participation in WWII, it was realized that the possibility of SCP-3XXX-1's continued existence was sufficient to warrant reclassification from "Safe" to "Euclid."

Addendum 3XXX-2: After nearly 3 years of research, the foundation located a surviving witness of SCP-3XXX-1 on 05/13/20██, a veteran of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1968-73. He was a POW from 1970-73 and was held at ███████, a prison camp well known for severely inhumane conditions. The veteran, Pvt. █████, was interviewed by foundation staff.

On 06/05/20██, Archeological team █ was sent into Vietnam near the city of ███████████ to recover SCP-3XXX-1 and the other victims of camp ███████. SCP-3XXX-1 was identified by cranial scans. After thorough examination all ██ identifiable remains were returned to their families and SCP-3XXX-1 was buried in Arlington in accordance with Army tradition.