600 Meters

I'm numbering this 5580 instead of XXXX because it's a rewrite of my deleted SCP-5580 article. If the 5580 slot is unavailable when I repost this, I'll change the number accordingly

I know that the collapsible show and hide text gets cut off. The component is very new, and I've contacted the creator about it. If it isn't fixed by the time I post the article, I'll revert them to normal collapsibles.

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Item#: 5580
Level4
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
{$secondary-class}
Disruption Class:
keneq
Risk Class:
danger

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Drawing of Sam Bodel approximately 3 days after initial containment.

Special Containment Procedures: A 600 meter metal perimeter has been established around SCP-5580. Personnel and recording devices are not to cross this barrier at any time. Neither SCP-5580 nor SCP-5580-1 is to be observed or recorded at any time. Recordings of SCP-5580 and of SCP-5580-1 are to be destroyed.

Should SCP-5580 de-manifest, Foundation Artificial Intelligence Sato-6 is to predict the locations where SCP-5580 will most likely re-manifest. These locations are to be surveilled remotely until SCP-5580 re-manifests, after which a 600 meter metal perimeter is to be re-established.

Description: SCP-5580 refers to a former army camp located within Death Valley National Park. Equipment found in SCP-5580 and used by SCP-5580's 62 soldiers was manufactured in the United States between 1951 and 19531. SCP-5580 soldiers (collectively referred to as SCP-5580-1) have been generally friendly towards Foundation staff, conversing and sharing meals with them during breaks.

SCP-5580 (and subsequently SCP-5580-1) will occasionally de-manifest. SCP-5580 will then re-manifest in a different location within Death Valley National Park approximately 4 days after de-manifesting. When unobserved, SCP-5580 will de-manifest after an unknown length of time estimated to be approximately 7-8 months (see Interview Log 5580-2). However, observations of SCP-5580 and SCP-5580-1 (both direct observations and recordings) can reduce this interval to under 2 weeks.

Addendum 5580-1: During the 5 months following initial containment, SCP-5580 de-manifested and re-manifested 11 times. The coordinates of each manifestation were entered into Sato-6's database. Foundation staff have been spending considerably less time within SCP-5580, reporting feelings of discomfort and/or inhospitality from SCP-5580-1.

Incident Log 5580-1: On 24/7/2019, Junior Researcher Ferrick was followed by 3 SCP-5580-1 soldiers throughout SCP-5580. These soldiers harassed Junior Researcher Ferrick both verbally and physically; flicking lit cigarettes at Junior Researcher Ferrick and repeatedly asking him to follow them into a tent. The incident ended when a fourth SCP-5580-1 soldier escorted Junior Researcher Ferrick out of SCP-5580.

Incident Log 5580-2: On 3/8/2019, Senior Researcher Kevin Minh was assaulted by 3 SCP-5580-1 soldiers while walking through SCP-5580. Witnesses reported that the soldiers harassed Minh for several minutes before the attack, repeatedly threatening him and referring to him as a "murderer". When Senior Researcher Minh turned to leave SCP-5580, the 3 soldiers dragged him into a tent and beat him up. The assault was ended by another group of SCP-5580-1 soldiers. Senior Researcher Minh was hospitalized in critical condition and has been put on medical leave until further notice.

Note from Head Researcher Paresh: What happened to Senior Researcher Kevin Minh is the result of our carelessness handling dangerous anomalies. The amount of unsupervised interaction with SCP-5580, an anomaly containing dozens of armed soldiers, is negligent, embarrassing, and unacceptable. I have submitted a request to triple the number of armed guards assigned to SCP-5580's containment site and elevated SCP-5580's risk class from "caution" to "danger".

Effective immediately, staff entering SCP-5580 must be accompanied by at least 2 armed guards. However, I would advise staff not to enter SCP-5580 at all. This is a dangerous and volatile anomaly, not a de facto breakroom.

Addendum 5580-2: During the 5 months following Incident 5580-2 and the subsequent change in staff policy, SCP-5580 de-manifested and re-manifested 4 times. The coordinates of each manifestation were entered into Sato-6's database.

Incident Log 5580-3:

Foreword: In accordance with SCP-5580's containment procedures, the original recording of this incident was destroyed. The following incident log was recreated from first and second-hand sources. For this reason, it may contain inaccuracies.


<BEGIN LOG>

<23:17> SCP-5580-1 discharges multiple rifle rounds into the air. This action is repeated 4 times between 23:17 and 23:194.

<23:19> The following message is sent from SCP-5580 via a flashlight blinking in international morse code:

WE ARE DYING BECAUSE YOU ARE HERE. AS LONG AS YOU ARE HERE YOU WILL KILL US. LEAVE IN 12 HOURS OR WE WILL SHOOT TO PRESERVE OURSELVES. THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER COMMUNICATION.

<23:38> An emergency meeting between Head Researcher Paresh and all Senior Researchers assigned to SCP-5580 is held. During this meeting, a request for light armored vehicle support from MTF Nu-7 is placed. This request is approved some time between 23:44 and 00:51.

<23:41> The following statement is sent from Head Researcher Paresh to all members of staff assigned to SCP-5580:

As some of you may be aware, the soldiers from SCP-5580 have threatened violence against us unless we leave within the next 12 hours. Despite their threats, we will maintain containment of SCP-5580.

Armored support from Hammer Down is on its way.

— Head Researcher Paresh

<01:06> 6 armored trucks from MTF Nu-7 arrive at the containment site. The closest truck is parked approximately 50 meters away from SCP-5580, with its headlights powered on and pointed towards SCP-5580. A sniper rifle shot is discharged from within SCP-5580. It is unknown whether it was a warning shot or if it missed its target.

<01:07> Two sniper rifle shots are discharged from within SCP-5580, destroying the headlights on the closest armored truck.

<01:08> An order to power off all lights pointing towards SCP-5580 is issued by an unknown staff member. 5 more headlights are destroyed before the order is fully executed.

<01:31> All personnel are onboard armored trucks. An order to evacuate is issued, and all trucks depart from SCP-5580's containment site. An estimated $74,000 worth of non-essential equipment is either damaged or abandoned during the evacuation and has since been declared missing without chance of recovery. All temporary housing and office units at SCP-5580's containment site are abandoned.

<01:59> External sources confirm that the sniper rifles SCP-5580-1 is likely utilizing have an effective range of 600 meters. All armored trucks are parked on slightly elevated terrain5 600 meters northeast of SCP-5580.

<02:17> Evacuated personnel and equipment exit the armored trucks. Trucks are repositioned to form a barricade, blocking evacuated personnel from SCP-5580 sniper sightlines.

<END LOG>

Addendum 5580-3: Research on SCP-5580 has resumed. Analysis of SCP-5580 de-manifestations and observation of SCP-5580 has shown an inverse correlation between time spent observing SCP-5580 (and recordings of SCP-5580) and how long SCP-5580 persists before de-manifesting. Description has been updated accordingly. To decrease the rate of de-manifestation, all existing recordings of SCP-5580 have been destroyed. Containment procedures have been updated accordingly.

A ring of mesh fence and corrugated metal with an approximate 600 meter radius has been constructed around SCP-5580. This was done to prevent observation of SCP-5580 and to shield personnel from SCP-5580 snipers. Containment procedures have been updated accordingly.

Following Incident 5580-3, no attempts to communicate with SCP-5580-1 have been made.

During the 5 months following Incident 5580-3, no de-manifestations have occurred.


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