Connor's Draft No.9
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Item #: SCP-4996

Object Class: Safe Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4996 is currently located in a secure chamber on the 12th floor of Site-97's K-Wing. During testing, SCP-4996 is to be monitored by two ceiling-mounted surveillance cameras to observe the experiment in action. The observation room for SCP-4996 is to be outfitted with emergency steel shutters that activate in the event of SCP-4996 turning itself on.

Due to recent events, testing with SCP-4996 is now forbidden. SCP-4996 is to be covered with a black tarp and sealed within a Faraday cage, with the steel shutters permanently closed. Observation of SCP-4996 is to be done through video surveillance only.

Description: SCP-4996 is a standard color CRT television set commonly used during the 1970s and 1980s. SCP-4996 does not display any physical abnormalities apart from the lack of a power cable. Most notably, the dials on SCP-4996 panel do not seem to function, and dismantling of SCP-4996 has proven to be ineffective.

SCP-4996's anomalous properties manifest when any television remote is used on SCP-4996. When turned on using the remote, SCP-4996 will display a series of programs or clips depicting disturbing content with varying levels of surrealism. These clips will often appear mundane in nature but will occasionally turn violent or graphic at any given time. Characters introduced in these programs will occasionally make an appearance in other channels. The significance of the graphic content within these programs, the source of SCP-4996's broadcasting, and the reoccurring nature of the individuals within SCP-4996, are unknown.

Viewers will often feel a sense of unease or paranoia after watching one program of SCP-4996 and report feeling an extreme sense of dread. On rare occasions, individuals will feel emotionally detached, psychological dissociation and in some cases develop Cotard's syndrome1.

Addendum 4996.1: Log of Channels within SCP-4996
The following is a log of known channels or clips within SCP-4996's programming that have currently been documented.

Addendum 4996.02: ██/██/████ Incident
On ██/██/████, SCP-4996 turned itself on. The screen displayed static before it cuts to black. The following transcript is a summary of the events that transpired in SCP-4996.

Video Incident Transcript

Date: ██/██/████

Subject: SCP-4996


Boy: You are all sailing in deep waters now.

The boy's body proceeds to fidget and curl as the void slowly consumes him. The boy's right leg is raised as the void gets closer down. The leg begins ti break and cripple as it is sucked in. The void eventually finishes with the left leg; leaving only a dark residue behind. The program then abruptly cuts to a channel displaying SCP-4996 turned on with SCP-4996 emerging from the screen. The process repeats again within that screen, ad infinitum.

D-43329: The waters are deep, but I can see it now.

D-43329 raises his hand. Multiple hands begin to raise simultaneously within the multiple screens in SCP-4996. A deep red glow slowly emerges from the center of the screen.

D-43329: I can see you now. I can see you all around us, within, up and down, and through me.

D-43329 stands up. Multiple iterations of him appear within SCP-4996 like a reflection. The entire screen is now emanating a deep red glow.

D-43329: This isn't life. This isn't death.

D-43329 walks towards the screen of SCP-4996 and kneels down in front of it. He places his hands at the edges of SCP-4996. He looks behind him and he sees them looking at the screen.

D-43329: This is beyond me. Beyond us. Beyond you.

He touches the screen and presses against it. His fingers appears to slide through. Static starts to emerge.

D-43329: In the dark, the red lights call my name.

D-43329 pushes his hand within the screen slowly. He appears to be entering through. The static starts to intensify.

D-43329: I can hear them scream for God. For the beholder to stop and end it all.


At that moment, a red


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