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4/4128 LEVEL 4/4128

CLASSIFIED

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Item #: SCP-4128

Object Class: Euclid


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Fig 1.1: Tunnel above SCP-4128.


Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4128 is located two kilometers beneath the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (a defunct subway station). A containment zone has been established in the tunnels above it. These tunnels are to remain abandoned; no construction or excavation is to occur within a kilometer of SCP-4128 without Level-4 authorization.

Two of SCP-4128's three entry shafts have been sealed with (approx.) two meters of steel-reinforced concrete composite (a formulation of cement, water, and heavy weight aggregates that provide additional radiation shielding) and coated in a graded-Z laminate. The remaining entrance is enclosed in a prefabricated modular containment chamber; this chamber incorporates a pneumatic air-lock to provide safe access, and requires simultaneous three-factor authorization from two Level-4 personnel. Access to SCP-4128's interior is restricted to either remote-operated drones or appropriately outfitted researchers.

Description: SCP-4128 is a man-made subterranean bunker beneath the Manhattan borough of New York City (New York, USA). Although no record of its construction exists, forensic and metallurgic analysis suggests it was built with technology available in the early 1930s. The interior is partially flooded, and has been heavily irradiated (averaging about two to three thousand mSv (millisieverts) for every hour of exposure).1

SCP-4128 contains many devices that incorporate anomalous properties in their design. One example is the bunker's exterior, which is insulated with a granite shell (about fifteen centimeters thick) fused to a lattice made of an anomalous alloy. When electrically charged, this plating shields the bunker against multiple forms of electromagnetic, psychotronic, and thautamurgic penetration.

Other examples of paratechnology include:

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Fig 1.2: Unidentified device (1941).

  • An array of "atomic batteries" that magnify and convert radium decay into electricity. Flood damage has exposed the interior casing, which is the source of the bunker's radiation. (Corroded beyond repair)
  • An electric gear-driven analytical engine with Turing-complete specifications (based in part on Charles Babbage's design). It incorporates a paramathematic model that theoretically should permit it to operate in reverse (produce an output, then run backwards to reconstruct the user's input). (Corroded beyond repair)
  • A five pointed star made of interconnected vacuum tubes with an attached magnesium battery. On activation, it impedes the movement of incorporeal entities. (Functional)
  • Three "powderless" SM Lee-Enfield rifles (a bolt-action repeating rifle used by the British in WW1). They have been modified to accept custom cartridges (sodium-mercury batteries), and fire directed electrical charges. (Two remain functional)
  • Several pressurized canisters labeled "amnesiac gas". When inhaled, this gas produce a disassociative fugue. (Functional)
  • A hand-held electric solenoid. When attached to a structure, it induces vibrations matching the structure's resonance frequency (resulting in a feedback loop that violently tears the structure apart). (Semi-functional)
  • An unidentified device with beryllium bronze components. Causes small yet measurable disruptions in localized spacetime. (Semi-functional)

Addendum 4128.1: Recovered News Articles

The following documents were recovered from SCP-4128. Notably, no document corresponds to any known publication in the US or abroad.


THE WHISPER STRIKES AGAIN!

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Hogarth Mintz Cartwright (the fourteenth victim)


In Old Town, Three Dead and One Missing; Police Claim No Leads On Killer's Gruesome Murder Spree


Three men were found dead this Monday in an alley behind the "Chicago Spirit", a private business owned by Richard Chappell (no stranger to controversy himself). A fourth man (Hogarth Mintz Cartright) was declared missing by Tuesday.

Witnesses described the bodies as "charred on the inside", as if some "terrible fire" had burned its way out of them. Police refuse to confirm whether this is the work of the enigmatic murderess known only as "The Whisper", but given the victims' manner of demise (and their history of cruel, unlawful acts), her involvement is all but certain.

Once described as "the only person in Chicago that Richard Chappell fears", the Whisper has gained a reputation for her acts of [ … ]


MAN VERSUS MACHINE: CHESS MASTER TO FACE IRON TURK IN BRONX TOURNAMENT

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"Automatic Intelligence" to Play Against Reuben Fine in What Experts Are Calling the Game of the Century


Shortly after defeating Professor Torre's electromagnetic chess automata, the "automatic gear-driven intelligence" — dubbed "the Iron Turk" — will now face Reuben Fine in a tournament set to occur this Thursday in New York City.

"I could not be prouder of my little gear man," said Thomas Swift, inventor of the Iron Turk. Based on an older design that dates back to the late 18th century, Swift built the machine to demonstrate how "all organs of the human body can be reduced to mechanical functions, which can be replicated, enhanced, and perfected by simple machines".

Some contest whether or not Mr. Swift is the Turk's actual inventor. He rebuffs these claims, quickly pointing out that [ … ]


WEST LONDON GHOST FINDER TO INVESTIGATE PHILADELPHIA PHANTASM


Thomas Carnacki and His Team of "Spiritual Empiricists" to Uncover the Secrets of the Legendary Devil's Skeleton


Thomas Carnacki has arrived in Philadelphia to investigate claims of a flaming skeleton stalking the streets. Mr. Carnacki is renown across the pond for his remarkable inventions that extract a grain of truth from superstition; one such example is his "electric pentacle", which combines the modern marvel of galvanization with a protective sigil to dispel irritable spirits.

Carnacki is a member of the Prometheus Institute, an organization that approaches occult knowledge with scientific rigor. He and his fellows made the news last year when they published their expose on Europe's fabled skeleton dance, which led to calls for [ … ]


"SHE BURNED THOSE BOYS ALIVE": POLICE DECLARE WAR ON CHICAGO'S KILLER VIGILANTE

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The diner where all three officers were murdered


Police Officers Dunwitz and Browning Killed by the Whisper; Officer Werner Declared Missing. Chief Calls Upon Feds to Help with Manhunt


Two uniformed officers were murdered and another kidnapped yesterday morning when the enigmatic killer known as the Whisper assaulted them in a local diner. Patrons looked on with horror as two of the men writhed in pain, smoke pouring from their faces. Officer Werner was struck down, then dragged kicking and screaming into the streets. Police are conducting a massive city-wide search for him.

"This lawlessness will not stand," Police Chief Fredericks said during a press conference held only hours after the crime. "I have personally called upon the UIU to help us apprehend this monster."

Waging a one-woman war against both Richard Chappell and Al Capone, the Whisper's recent actions have shocked Chicago to its core. Sources claim that one explanation involves the policemen being members of "Friends of New Germany", an organization known for its vocal support of Nazi Germany, along with [ … ]


LEAGUE OF NATIONS DRAFTS RESOLUTION TO INVESTIGATE CLAIMS OF ABOMINABLE WEAPONS AND SCIENCES


New Coalition Tasked with Tracking, Investigating, and Preventing the Use of "Abhorrent Devices" by Government Agencies


The League of Nations has created a task-force to investigate the possibility of technology too abhorrent to use. The goal of this task-force is to determine whether or not such technologies should be banned in war, and how such a ban could be enforced.

The idea of such a task-force was first discussed after evidence surfaced of abominable devices deployed during the Battle of Husiatyn Woods. It was brought up again in the wake of a report by Dr. William Dyer (a professor of geology at Miskatonic University) regarding the disastrous Pabodie Expedition to Antarctica.

The United States is not a member of the League of Nations, and therefore not subject to their rules or regulations. Nevertheless, a representative of [ … ]


MAN OF TOMORROW ISSUES MESSAGE TO THE SUPERNORMAL: "COME TO NEW YORK"


Michael Gallant Announces Construction of Underground Facility Where Supernormal Phenomenon Can be Safely Studied


Michael Gallant spoke to reporters from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building on Friday, covering a variety of subjects — from claims of a town in Arizona devoured by sand to rumors of a second, secret London. But he kept returning to the same topic: the rapid emergence of the supernormal and the need to study it.

"The world moves fast — and it's only accelerating," the renowned scientist, philanthropist, and world-traveler said. "People are scared, and you know what? I don't blame them. We've got stories of an invisible woman in Boston and an unkillable mutant crocodile right here in our sewers. But fear isn't the answer — fear is never the answer. That's why I'm issuing this challenge — right here, right now."

"Maybe you can fly, or walk through walls. Maybe you can build impossible things. Maybe you're just a little quicker on your toes than anyone else. Whatever it is, it's not something to be afraid of. It's an opportunity. Because power is meaningless without courage, and might is pointless without love. Because the world arcs toward justice — but only if we stand up and bend it."

"Come to New York. Work with us — help us understand who you are and what you can do. And maybe, together, we can leave this world a little better than we found it."

Shortly after his press conference, the American Supernatural Containment Initiative issued a response: "Although we respect the contributions Mr. Gallant has made to the study of parascience, it remains a foundational truth that supernormal, anomalous, and otherwise degenerate phenomenon have no place in American society, nor public life. For this reason, we assert that all such phenomenon must be secured, contained, and [ … ]


WARNING: THE FOLLOWING FILES ARE LEVEL 5/4128 CLASSIFIED


ANY ATTEMPT TO ACCESS THESE FILES WITHOUT LEVEL 5/4128 AUTHORIZATION WILL BE LOGGED AND WILL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION.


Addendum 4128.2: Audio Log



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