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Item #: SCP-XXXX l3.png Object Class: Safe
Level 3 Clearance Threat Level: Green

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SCP-XXXX’s point of entry.


Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX and the property containing it has been purchased by the Foundation. No less than 4 guards are to patrol the property at all times. Anyone found attempting to access SCP-XXXX is to be detained, interrogated as to their intentions, and administered a Class-C amnestic. Due to the Foundation’s lack of visibility within the public eye, SCP-XXXX-1 instances have allowed a temporary research site to be constructed within SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an extradimensional space similar in appearance to a single story shopping mall. The only known entrance and exit to SCP-XXXX is the main doorway of an abandoned cinema located in Dallas, Texas. SCP-XXXX can only be entered by individuals who are relatively unknown within the general population, making civilian entry into SCP-XXXX highly unlikely. If an individual attempts to enter SCP-XXXX that does not meet these requirements, they will enter the nonanomalous interior of the building. Traits that have been found to increase a person’s likelihood of successfully entering SCP-XXXX include:

  • Not carrying any officially licensed form of identification
  • Having not publicly interacted with more than 3 people for a minimum of 3 months
  • Having experienced any form of amnestic treatment within the past 2 weeks
  • Having all of the individual’s identifying government documents completely purged
  • Currently being employed by the Foundation or other secretive Group of Interest.

Within SCP-XXXX are 84 retail stores, most of which are obstructed by large metal shutters. Attempts at damaging these shutters or the surrounding walls of SCP-XXXX have failed. The main hallway connecting these stores is sparsely furnished, showing signs of neglect and disuse. Open stores within SCP-XXXX are inhabited by humanoid entities displaying various anomalous properties, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1A through SCP-XXXX-1D. The properties and appearances of these entities appear to correspond with products and themes associated with the store they inhabit. Stores that SCP-XXXX-1 instances inhabit all claim to be owned by an outdated business or equipment associated with the entertainment industry. Included below is a brief description of known SCP-XXXX-1 instances.

Instance Store Name Appearance Anomalous Properties Products Sold
SCP-XXXX-1A The Inkwell Entity is physically identical to Max Fleischer, head of Fleischer Studios prior to their bankruptcy. Still images drawn by SCP-XXXX-1A will spontaneously animate and act out short scenes that repeat indefinitely. Custom animations created by SCP-XXXX-1A upon the buyer’s request.
SCP-XXXX-1B TV City Entity appears to be a crude mechanical automaton of unknown origin. Communicates using spliced together audio of numerous television shows and movies. No source of SCP-XXXX-1B’s operation has been found. Several nonanomalous CRT televisions and videocassette recorders.
SCP-XXXX-1C Betamax Tape Transfer Entity appears to be a Japanese female between the ages of 20 and 25. Low-level transfiguration abilities. SCP-XXXX-1C will convert any medium of digital storage into a standard Betamax tape.
SCP-XXXX-1D Keystone Productions Entity is physically identical to Charles Spencer Chaplin’s film character, the Tramp. Instance is completely devoid of pigmentation. All objects that enter SCP-XXXX-1D’s store lose all color. Color can be restored upon exiting the store. Unknown. SCP-XXXX-1D either refuses or is unable to speak, making communication difficult.

These instances occupy 4 of the 6 open stores within SCP-XXXX. After conversing extensively with Foundation operatives, SCP-XXXX-1 have agreed to allow the construction of a research site within an unused store. Upon the agent’s return, the entrance to a store within SCP-XXXX was found open, with a stylized sign above the room reading “Foundation Hardware.” All SCP-XXXX-1 instances claimed to have not constructed the sign or opened the metal shutter.

SCP-XXXX-2 is an open store within SCP-XXXX that has fallen into severe disrepair, located a significant distance from the other open stores within SCP-XXXX. No sign is present on the exterior of the store. The interior of the store is covered in blood of unknown origin, along with the remains of various destroyed electronics. In the center of the store is the corpse of an Macropus rufus.1The cause of death is unknown, although several symbols of thaumaturgic origin have been found carved onto the abdominal region of the corpse. The back wall of the store has been destroyed through unknown means, revealing a wall of material behind it visually similar to television static. This wall of material constantly emits the noise of radio static at an average volume of 70 decibels. All objects that touch this material become immediately unrecognizable by humans. Testing has found that these objects do not physically change, but are unable to be identified through any visual or auditory means. Due to this effect, all attempts to collect a sample of this material has failed. When asked, all SCP-XXXX-1 instances will refuse to talk about SCP-XXXX-2, demanding the exit of interviewers if pressed on the subject.

The following is a partial list of SCP-XXXX-1 interviews. Selected transcripts have been included for the purpose of psychological analysis of SCP-XXXX-1 instances and possible information as to the origin of SCP-XXXX.


Shopping Mall Exterior - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woodville_Mall_-_Northwood,_Ohio.jpg

Movie Theater Exterior (1) - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sandakan_Sabah_Abandonned-HAPPY_CINEMA-in-Tanah-Merah-01.jpg

Movie Theater Exterior (2) - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sandakan_Sabah_Abandonned-cinema-in-Tanah-Merah-02.jpg

Shopping Mall Interior (1) - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Regency_Mall_(8672922907).jpg

Shopping Mall Interior (2) - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LILIEN_CENTER.jpg

Abandoned House - https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hof_an_der_Etsch.jpg

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