What The Heck Guys Why Would You Do That
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Item#: XXXX
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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 a 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 non-humanoid, and display a wide variety of limbs and extremities between instances. These entities are completely hollow, being composed entirely of thin layers of plastic bags.

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 its creation1. Subject will proceed to seize any nearby individuals, crumpling or folding them into small spheroids before forcibly inserting them into one of the creator's orifices2.

Despite being compacted in such a way, individuals are otherwise unharmed by the process, and are able to 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: Dude, Miguel is in the hospital right now.

Fierro: And?

Smeissof: Ignoring that you probably won’t be allowed to bring a pile of concrete into his room, that’s kind of insensitive.

Fierro: Oh, come on.

Smeissof: He can barely lift his arms, Marcus! You’re basically saying, “Check out this cool present I got you, oh, you can’t get to it because you’re dying.”

Fierro: [Begins to become more aggressive in his bagging.] Shut up, you just think I’m a crappy person no matter what.

Neisen: I mean, he might take it the wrong way is the thing. The bags are fine, just stick with those.

Fierro: Look, I don’t-!

[At this point, the plastic bags rapidly expand into an SCP-XXXX-1 instance. Smeissof is "crumpled" and stuffed into Fierro's mouth. 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 feeding nineteen individuals before Foundation forces arrived and subdued the instance. Victims were removed from within each other and administered amnestics.

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