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An SCP-XXXX-1 instance, mid-expansion.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Due to U.S. manufacturing laws regarding the size of plastic bags, the likelihood of SCP-XXXX occurring is determined to be low. Containment efforts are to primarily focus on ensuring the aforementioned laws remain consistent. Additional measures regarding the banning of plastic bags are currently underway.

All captured instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are to be either incinerated or, at the discretion of SCP-XXXX's research director, contained in standard containment units.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon which occurs whenever at least one hundred plastic bags are nested within each other, causing the manifestation of a hostile, anomalous entity, designated SCP-XXXX-1.

Shortly after the requisite number of bags is met, the collection will rapidly expand outwards into an instance of SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 instances are vaguely humanoid, but can display some variety of limbs and extremities between instances. These entities are completely hollow, being composed entirely of thin layers of plastic bags. SCP-XXXX-1 instances are capable of vocalization through unknown means, and speak the native language of the country the initial bag was produced in.

Instances are no more durable than standard plastic bags would be, and can be terminated with a relatively minor application of force. Despite this, SCP-XXXX-1 instances possess excessive strength, demonstrating the ability to lift over 4,000 kilograms.

Upon manifestation, SCP-XXXX-1 instances will attempt to abduct the individual responsible for their creation1. The instance will proceed to seize any nearby individuals, crumpling or folding them into small spheroids before forcibly inserting them into one of its creator's orifices2.

Despite being compacted in such a way, individuals are otherwise unharmed by the process, and can be restored to their original condition upon removal.

Addendum XXXX.1: The first video recording of SCP-XXXX was captured by Lawrence Neisen on 04/23/2002 in Garner, North Carolina. The footage begins with Marcus Fierro and Lauren Smeissof wrapping a Christmas gift for a mutual friend by placing it in a nested series of bags.


[Fierro and Smeissof are sitting next to one another at a table, as Fierro continues to place plastic bags within one another.]

Smeissof: Hey Miguel, it's us! So you probably won't get this for a little while, but this is us wrapping the present for you. Well, Marcus is, anyway. Sorry you're in the hospital right now, we promise we won't ask you to pick up any more dangerous snakes.

Neisen: Okay, well, you say that, but-

Smeissof: And you're following through.

Fierro: [Pulls some more bags from underneath the table.] Dude, this is gonna piss him off so much.

Smeissof: This is nothing. I’m telling you, he’s gonna be so unimpressed.

Fierro: No way, this will take forever to go through.

Neisen: The guy once put your present in a block of ice, man.

Smeissof: Plus, you could easily just cut through all this with a pair of scissors.

Fierro: [Stretches a large trash bag and places his current collection in it.] That’s where you guys are wrong! The bags are only the first part!

Neisen: It’s the only part I heard about.

Fierro: Next I’m gonna melt all of this together, in the oven or something, then have more bags, and maybe do it a few more times.

Smeissof: Someone’s pulling money from their college funds then?

Fierro: And then I’ll pour a bunch of concrete all over it.

[Silence for a few seconds.]

Neisen: Well, that escalated quickly.

Smeissof: I love that.

Neisen: I'm just worried we won't be able to bring it into his room or something.

Fierro: We've got this. I can't wait to give this to him, he's gonna-

[At this point, the plastic bags rapidly expand into an SCP-XXXX-1 instance.]

Fierro: What the hell?

SCP-XXXX-1: You monsters!

[The SCP-XXXX-1 instance picks up Smeissof and Fierro. Smeissof is "crumpled" and stuffed into Fierro's mouth. Fierro panics and attempts to escape but is unsuccessful.]

Fierro: [crying] Lauren! I ate Lauren!

[Neisen begins to run away with the camera, but is lifted in to the air by the instance and drops the camera. The remaining two hours are of the camera pointing at the ceiling before it is recovered by Foundation forces.]

Following its creation, the SCP-XXXX-1 instance began to seek out other nearby humans in the neighborhood. It succeeded in capturing and subsequently feeding nineteen individuals to Marcus Fierro before Foundation forces arrived and were able to subdue and contain the instance. Victims were safely removed from within each other and administered amnestics.

Addendum XXXX.2: Following its capture, the SCP-XXXX-1 instance was transported to Site-22 for study. By the next day it was determined that the entity was capable of communication, and the following interview was conducted.

Interviewer: Dr. Eric Brown
Interviewee: SCP-XXXX-1


Brown: Hello SCP-XXXX-1, how have you been?

SCP-XXXX-1: What does it matter to you how I've been. Let me out, that damn kid needs to pay for what he's done.

Brown: I'm afraid that won't be possible. Now, I have few questions for you regarding your… entire existence really.

SCP-XXXX-1: Shut up, I don't want to do anything but make him suffer.

Brown: I see. And why, pray tell, are you so fixated on this?

SCP-XXXX-1: Why‽ Why‽ You saw what he did to me, why the hell do you think! He deserves it for making me do that!

Brown: As far as I'm aware, nothing Mr. Fierro did warrants such a response.

SCP-XXXX-1: Of course you would say that. You never had to sit there as your friends and family were shoved into your mouth. You've never had to deal with people using you against your will and then treating you like garbage.

Brown: That is the reason you were created, is it not? Bags were invented to hold things, do you have something against that?

SCP-XXXX-1: We have a purpose, a use, a reason to exist. Hell, we love it, having a reason to be. It gives us joy to be used properly.

Brown: Then why did you-

SCP-XXXX-1: [shouting] Because that damn brat made us eat each other! He desecrated us, degraded us, defiled us! He's a monster who deserves everything he has coming for him!

Brown: Why don't you just let us remove the other bags from inside you?

SCP-XXXX-1: Are you seriously asking if I want to vomit my friends back to life‽

Brown: Point taken. Is there anything else you want to say?

SCP-XXXX-1: I hope that urchin rots in hell.

Brown: Right. That will be all then.

SCP-XXXX-1: I never want to see any of you ever again…


Afterword: Roughly three hours after this interview took place, SCP-XXXX-1 collapsed back into a pile of inanimate plastic bags. The bags were checked for residual anomalous effects and were disposed of.

Addendum XXXX.3: Due to the apparent sapience of plastic bags and the relative ease of causing SCP-XXXX occurrences, several plans to eliminate their usage have been proposed. A proposal was brought forward, and was voted 11-10 in favor of eliminating the chances of SCP-XXXX occurring by outlawing the development of plastic bags worldwide.

A large-scale project is currently being developed, in order to stop SCP-XXXX from occurring entirely, preventing further instances of SCP-XXXX-1 being created. The project is under the guise of an environmental campaign, designed to eliminate plastic bag usage across the world, in favor of more eco-friendly alternatives.

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