"Momma Always Said Life ██ Like a Box of Chocolates."

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the extreme rarity of SCP-XXXX events within the general public, Foundation personnel has determined any full-scale retrieval missions concerning the anomaly to be unnecessary. All discovered SCP-XXXX-1 instances are to be contained within a standard item locker, with a single digital copy of SCP-XXXX-1 to be stored on-site for potential research purposes. All SCP-XXXX-2 instances are to be temporarily stored within a Foundation morgue until it can be investigated.

All incidents concerning SCP-XXXX are to be falsified in order to maintain the Veil. All researchers directed towards the anomaly's continued investigation are asked to exercise extreme caution as to prevent any future casualties.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon that manifests after viewing a particular scene of the 1994 film titled Forrest Gump, which can result in severe cranial combustion within the viewer. This phenomenon only appears to manifest on select copies of the film, which have since been reclassified as SCP-XXXX-1.1 This scene, famously cited for the phrase, "My momma always said life ██ like a box of chocolates,"2 spoken by the film's protagonist Forrest Gump, does not appear to exhibit any outward anomalous effects. However, victims of SCP-XXXX3, otherwise known as SCP-XXXX-2, all collectively share an obsession over the scene and its contents, which is believed to be the primary trigger in causing SCP-XXXX events to manifest. The current reasoning behind this remains under investigation. At the time of this document's publication, only six recorded SCP-XXXX events have ever been discovered.

Discovery: Foundation webcrawlers were alerted of a potential anomaly after monitoring the popular forum website Parawatch.net, which convinced Foundation personnel to launch an official investigation. Added below was the original post before it was removed by Foundation programs:

RageTheComic 03/21/12 (Wed) 23:50:12 #68491173


forrestgump.jpg

He exists. Do not let them fool you.


We all remember and adore the famous American blockbuster Forrest Gump, the novel/motion picture that reimagined the American spirit and triumph. Whether or not you have seen the movie in its entirety, or if you've seen the memes of "Run Forest, run!" appear on other forum sites, you should be at least somewhat aware of him as a character (if not, I advise you to take a look at this for more information.)

We will go back to who Forrest Gump is later, but for now, I would like to focus on his famous scene on the bench. Hopefully, you should be able to remember this scene, and if not, don't worry. Tell me, reader, what does Forrest Gump tell the lady at the bus stop? If you've ever seen the movie, you should vividly remember him telling her, "Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates." I, too, remember him saying those exact words. And I don't appear to be alone.

However, Forrest Gump does not say this. Instead, he says, "life was like a box of chocolates." (Don't believe me? See for yourself here.) It seems weird, doesn't it?

All right, maybe this has to do with Tom Hank's southern accent. That would make sense, if "was" and "is" actually sounded similar in that dialect. But… they don't, at least, not in any accent that I've heard of. So what about the Mandela Effect? The Mandela Effect, in case you don't know, is an unusual phenomenon where a large group of people remembers something differently than how it actually occurred. That could also be the reason, but simply leaving this strange occurrence towards "false memories" feels oddly… intentional.

I know what you're probably thinking, "so then, author, what is it? Why do I recall but not remember Forrest Gump's line? Is it that important?" Well, let me tell you now, it is important. And you want to know why? Because Tom Hanks does say "Life is like a box of chocolates."

"Impossible!" I hear you chant. I also thought this, but let's look at this from a theoretical approach. What if Forrest Gump, as an actual entity, really existed in our time? Of course, many people have drawn comparisons of Gump to that of Sammy L. Davis, but as far as anyone knows he's purely fictional. Or, what if they want you to think he was fictional? Who's "they?" The world governments.

We all know that the government is decades ahead of us in terms of technology. We also know that time travel, as a concept, does exist and can be achieved. Are you connecting the dots? What if Forrest Gump was such an influential and dangerous entity, that our world governments had to terminate him in order to protect their secrets? And, if that was the case, that would mean they'd have to shift and alter every piece of media about him. What if they've achieved universal time travel?

"Okay, so then how does this affect the movie? Why would they allow the movie to exist?" For that, I have two answers. One: the movie was extremely influential to the American public and forcibly removing it from history would result in disaster. Two: The movie has been altered, hence why you remember it incorrectly. There are universal constants in time travel. We all know this. This means that no altercation can be perfect and that we as physical beings subconsciously want our timelines to remain stable. Why do you think the Mandela Effect as a phenomenon only became popular as of recent?

I am still researching this scene and the science behind this weird time altercation. I will be updating this thread with new information as I learn. But do me a favor reader. Think about it. Don't you think this all too convenient? I do, and hopefully after some thought: you will too.

RageTheComic, signing out.

Addendum XXXX-1: On 06/11/12, Foundation personnel were successful in locating user RageTheComic, who was later discovered to have been deceased for several weeks inside of his apartment located in Chicago, Illinois. After a detailed analysis of the premises, Foundation personnel discovered an unfinished draft of what appears to be an update towards his original post.

It seems that I have fallen too deep into the rabbit hole. I feel like I was almost right, but also incorrect in my original analysis of the Forrest Gump scene. How foolish I was to assume that the "world governments" were behind all of this. The truth was there, all along. Hidden in plain sight, on the very packaging of the disk. It's them, they wanted me to discover this. I mean, who else could it have been? I wondered why they did not try to stop me, and why all of the pain continued as I went further. Please, reader, stay away from this. The truth is not what you want to believe.

It appears that "they" have a name. At first, I thought it was just a film production company, like Warner Bros or 20th Century. But these people? They do not want to spread joy or entertainment. They only want chaos and disaster. They have lied, and it seems that they are far more powerful than any national government. What's worse? I believe that they are working for these governments.

Do not trust the Westhead Media Company. I was targeted, and now you may be next. They will find you, and they will enjoy your destruction. They do not care if you are right or wrong, they merely wish to find profit in your demise.

RageTheComic, saying goodbye.

PoI-5901 ("Westhead Media") and its affiliation with SCP-XXXX remains unknown. Further investigation will be required in order to ascertain their exact motivations or relative involvement.

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