Misery is the state of every soul overcome by mortality.
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter (see below)

Special Containment Procedures: Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have all been replaced by forgeries and placed in the Anart section of Site-34's Anomalous Artifact Storage Wing. While most instances are type-three cognitohazards, SCP-XXXX staff should consult the seperate containment procedures below for each instance before any interaction.


One of Goya's most famous paintings, titled Saturn Devouring His Son.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the collective designation for an anomalous event surrounding 14 oil paintings painted between 1819 and 1822 by Spanish painter Francisco Goya, commonly referred to as his Black Paintings due to their emotionally disturbing contents, themes, and use of dark colours.

The paintings were painted onto the walls of his villa in his country estate on the outskirts of Madrid, nicknamed the Quinta del Sordo (house of the deaf man)1. While all paintings have been confirmed as non-anomalous, it is currently believed that an anomalous force or entity was present at Quinta del sordo during Goya's residency, resulting in the creation of the paintings.

In the 1980's, the Foundation came into the possesssion of Goya's journal, detailing a series of events that had occurred at Quinta del Sorde.

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