Peppermill Five

Senior Prank '86

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Item #: SCP-4X Level 4/4X
Object Class: Safe Classified


fig 1.1. Still frame from SCP-4X.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4X is archived in an XS storage locker in Site-25. No further testing is necessary.

Description: SCP-4X is a compact VHS videocassette manufactured sometime between 1983 and 1986. The exterior casing bears no unique markings apart from an unusual number of deep scratches. Otherwise, damage and wear is consistent with a product of its age kept in relatively good condition.

During playback, a viewer may use any functioning FRS/GMRS walkie-talkie to communicate with the subject operating the camera, thereby altering the content of the recording. Any transmissions relayed by a viewer may subsequently be heard in SCP-4X's audio, broadcast from a PA system in the vicinity of the camera operator. Rewinding the cassette resets any changes imposed on the recording.

In the absence of any direct influence, the content of SCP-4X will still display minute differences on each playback. The general course of events does not change, but details such as the shaking of the camera, the breathing of camera operator, and the positions of the stars will vary.

The camera operator never speaks nor appears onscreen, but displays full sapience and may choose to follow or disregard instructions given to them. The identity of the operator is subject to speculation. The filming location bears superficial similarities to the Kirk Lonwood High School as it appeared in the mid 1980s, albeit with substantial divergences in layout.

Playback Log 001 (Control): The following is a transcript of events which transpire within SCP-4X when no intervention is made.

[Begin Log]

[00:00:00] Grid of foam ceiling tiles illuminated by a bluish light. Stilted breathing.

[00:08:03] The camera operator make guttural exclamations of distress. The view abruptly shifts downward, revealing the room to be a classroom at nighttime. The moonlight coming through the windows is unnaturally vivid. The camera operator remains still.

[00:12:24] The operator approaches the open door of the classroom and peers into a long hallway, looking both ways three times before stepping over the threshold. The walls are cream-colored and lined with undecorated metal lockers. No other doors are visible. An arrow pointing to the left has been crudely spray painted on the wall. The operator fallows the hallway to the right, moving at a brisk pace.

[00:12:54] The hallway makes a sharp turn to the right. The camera operator steps to the edge of the wall and peers around the corner before progressing.

[00:13:16] The camera operator slowly rounds the corner, then abruptly pulls back. The camera zooms in on a previously unfilmed section of floor. A figure resembling the top of a human head is embedded into the polyurethane flooring at an angle. The surface of the floor bulges and contracts unnaturally in the area above where the mouth would be. (See fig. 1.1.)

[00:13:31] Loud, intermittent footsteps can be heard further down the hallway. The camera operator slowly turns around and moves back down the way they came. The camera movements are smooth and incremental, and the operator is assumed to be moving their feet along the ground without lifting them.

[00:13:51] The footstep noises cease. The camera operator does not seem to notice.

[00:14:12] The camera operator is back at the classroom door. The camera slowly turns back toward the end of the hallway where the noises had come. A set of fingers grip the edge of far wall from around the corner.

[00:14:17] A second hand grips the wall slightly higher up, and a figure appears to pull itself horizontally over the edge of the wall. The figure is backlit and indistinct. Its hands appear to be those of fully grown human male, but the size of the head suggests pre-adolescence. The camera turns away from the entity and the operator resumes shuffling its feet along the floor, albeit at a much more hurried pace. No other sounds are heard.

[00:14:55] The row of lockers on the camera operator's right slowly tip over and collapse, seemingly unprovoked. The wall that had previously been concealed by lockers is completely covered in indistinct writing. There is a door with a restroom sign on the newly revealed area.

[00:15:01] The camera operator rushes forward and pushes the door open. There is no moonlight inside, and the operator turns on the camera's flashlight. Roughly a dozen bathroom stalls line the opposite wall, extending in both directions. No other common restroom features are present. The operator remains still.

[00:16:49] Four fingers slowly extend out from behind the top of the stall door directly in front of the camera operator. They grip the edge of the door.

[00:17:10] Four more fingers grip the bottom of the stall door from the inside.

[00:17:12] The camera operator turns around and opens the bathroom door, only to see that the lockers have been moved back in place. A hand reaches out from behind the camera operator and places its palm over the lens. More guttural vocalizations can be heard.

[00:17:15] The recording ends.

[End Log]

Playback Log 002:

History: SCP-4X and two other anomalous recordings were discovered inside a concealed storage chamber in the basement of the Chattanooga Film Society headquarters. Besides the circumstances of their acquisition, no verifiable connection was found between the three artifacts, and each received a distinct SCP designation.

Item Tracker
Kirk Lonwood HS senior pranks

Each entry 1oaK. WATCH FOR IMITATIONS! Copies do not have SFX!!!

??. 1966
Super 8 cartridge. Half of the collectors we've talked to swear it exists, other half swear it's a hoax. No credible evidence of owners/locations. Not worth chasing a myth of a myth, but keep an eye out anyway.

1. 1976
Betamax cassette. The holy grail.

  • Library archive?
    • Unlikely. They don't just go around collecting every major artifact like it's Legends of the Hidden Temple. Bookies hate paramedia anyway

VHS-C cassette.

  • AFC confirmed to have copy. Location of original is unknown.

3. 1996
MiniDV cassette.

  • Copy sold in MCD auction 2003?
    • Inside source says it sold to Siegfried Munchen in Hamburg dec 17th. FIND HIM!!
    • Found him, rich fucking dumbass didn't even know it was a copy

4. 2006
MiniDV cassette.

  • Presumably kept in a private collection. Lot of people were fighting over this one; unsure which one of them ended up with it.

5. 2016
Format unknown. Everyone and their grandma was waiting on this one. Too many rumors, too little time. KEEP AFC MISINFORMATION GOING

6+. 20X6

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