That Distant Light Beyond The Shore
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: As SCP-XXXX is only known to affect personnel stationed at Site-11, containment is limited to the monitoring of SCP-XXXX-A instances and their responses to SCP-XXXX. Investigations into the root cause of SCP-XXXX, as well as its real life location, if it should possess one, are currently underway.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a recurring dream experienced by approximately 0.7% of personnel stationed at Site-11. The first reported cases of SCP-XXXX exposure appeared in early July of 1979 and have continued since. Despite the large number of civilian staff employed at Site-11, no cases of SCP-XXXX affecting any civilians have been documented.

While research into the cause of SCP-XXXX is still ongoing, personnel affected1, are noted to have experienced some form of trauma at a point in their childhood. This is believed to be a uniting factor across all SCP-XXXX-A instances, as no other shared characteristic has been consistently identified among instances.

While details of SCP-XXXX vary from case to case, the general "plot" of SCP-XXXX remains generally uniform between reports.

As the dream begins, the subject will find themselves standing on a steep hill under a deciduous canopy; descriptions of the flora present indicate that SCP-XXXX occurs sometime in late spring or early summer, though instances will occasionally describe a barren, winter-like setting. The subject will then notice they are on a worn path, and an entity2 will manifest at the bottom of the hill and begin to menacingly pursue the subject down the path. Once the subject has fled the entity for a variable amount of time, the forest will end, the entity will cease pursuit, and SCP-XXXX-A will come across a small settlement.

All instances' descriptions of the area invariably depict a seaside settlement consisting of twelve houses, a marketplace, a small gothic cathedral, and a distant lighthouse located on a seastack approximately 100 meters off the shore. All structures possess blue and white coloring.

SCP-XXXX-A have described feelings of deja vu and nostalgia, will and proceed to wander the town as though searching for someone. Inhabitants of the town appear as humanoids of indeterminate ethnicity wearing clothes consistent with 1950s American fashion trends. These entities will group into family units3 and can be seen milling about and socializing in the marketplace and typically; inhabitants will smile if approached, but will not engage the subject otherwise.

The subject will continue through the marketplace and approach the shore, where a small dock is present. A rowboat is moored, and an unremarkable figure can be seen sitting in the boat. Upon seeing the subject, the figure will nod and SCP-XXXX-A will board the boat. The figure will untie the boat's bindings, and depart in the direction of the lighthouse.

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