Where Oh Where?

No information regarding any specific location on Earth is to exist on SCP-4585's file unless given direct permission by the O5 Council.

Item #: SCP-4585

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Currently, it is only theorized that SCP-4585 is contained. To further elaborate, SCP-4585 is contained within an unknown Class-17 Containment Chamber in an unknown site that contains a Class-17 Containment Chamber. In the event that SCP-4585 breaches containment, Procedure Non Est Finis is to be enacted, which consists of the following procedures:

  • Thirty six Class-17 Containment Chambers are to be connected to a rail circuit which connects a specific vehicle between each chamber. There is to be a location in which said vehicles are inserted into the system without interacting with any of the Containment Chambers. At all times, 216 dummy Containment Chambers are to be readily available in case of sudden and unforeseen breach of SCP-4585's containment.
  • One D-Class personnel of stable mental health is to be submitted into the vehicle, and driven into the system. A "random number generator" is to choose a random number between 1 and 36, and the vehicle is to be transported to a Containment Chamber based on the number chosen. As this is a Pseudorandom number generator, information regarding the specific algorithm behind it is locked to Level 5 Personnel or SCP-4585 containment staff on a need to know basis.
  • Each Containment Chamber has a single digital monitor that is capable of outputting video at 720p resolution. Once a D-Class personnel is transported to a random chamber, a message is to be sent to every monitor simultaneously. This message consists of the current location of SCP-4585, delivered via an implanted tracking device. The GPS is only accessible by Level 5 Personnel or SCP-4585 containment staff on a need to know basis.
  • After approximately 2 hours, each containment chamber is to be transported to a randomly designated Foundation site via self-driving trucks. The trucks are to be disguised as a packaging service in order to prevent suspicion. In the event an accident occurs during this stage, Procedure Non Est Finis is to be enacted again.

No personnel that is aware of SCP-4585's existence is to go within 100 meters of any Class-17 Containment Chamber. Several signs and warnings have been placed around each chamber, labeling it as a water treatment room, and that attempted access is punishable by immediate punishment as decided by the Ethics Committee.

These warnings tell personnel to report to a nearby Automated Site Overseer of any leaks coming from a Class-17 Containment Chamber, in which the person will be visually amnesticized by the Overseer, and Procedure Non Est Finis will be reenacted. For more information regarding the composition of Class-17 Containment Chambers, please consult Document 7631.00.

Currently, SCP-4585-1 instances that are located via far2.AIC are contained within Location i. The whereabouts of Location i are only known to far2.AIC. Currently, far2.AIC. is connected to 80% of CCTV security cameras within the United States, and 40% of total CCTV security cameras on Earth.

SCP-4585-1 instances discovered by far2.AIC will have specialized Foundation carrier drones to be dispatched and attempt to grab the body, and carry it to Location i, using a specialized AI to take routes that minimize the chance of unwanted civilian interference. In the event that a civilian notices a drone and SCP-4585 breaches containment, the drone will send an "All Alert" message to SCP-4585's containment team, and Procedure Non Est Finis will be enacted.

In the event that Location i's whereabouts are discovered at large, the next personnel located within Document PAINT-TOWN-YELLOW will establish the next Location i, and their immediate family will be notified of their death.

Description: SCP-4585 is an anomalous humanoid resembling the main character of the very popular series of puzzle books "Where's Wally?" (known in the US as "Where's Waldo?"). As such, SCP-4585 wears a horizontal red and white striped shirt, a red and white bobble hat, and jeans. Additionally, SCP-4585 has pale skin, and has empty eye sockets.

In the event that an individual knows of SCP-4585's current location at any given time, SCP-4585 will move to the nearest wall and begin to "phase" into it. This teleports SCP-4585 to the location of the individual that discovered its location. After this, SCP-4858 will kill the subject by slashing them with its fingers, and after approximately 10-15 hours, the subject will die and become an SCP-4585-1 instance. SCP-4585 will remain in its current location, occasionally patrolling the area, until another person discovers 4585's location once again.

SCP-4585-1 instances are anomalous corpses that were killed by SCP-4585. The entire body of an SCP-4585-1 instance is covered in illustrations similar to that of those found in Where's Wally? books, with many different characters appearing on the instance's skin. Currently, no instances of Wally have been found on an SCP-4585-1 instance. Despite being dead, SCP-4585-1 instances are occasionally being seen moving. This has been determined to be postmortem muscle spasms. If a subject knows the location of any given SCP-4585-1 instance, SCP-4585 will teleport itself to the subject in a similar manner and kill the subject, transforming them into an SCP-4585-1 instance.

SCP-4585 was discovered residing in [LOCATION REDACTED] within a small wooden house. Mobile Task Force Chi-19 ("Unrelenting Punishment") was sent to capture an entirely separate anomaly, and did not know of SCP-4585's existence.

Subjects: Amelia Merrick (M-1), James Klein (M-2), Kurt Stoll (M-3)


M-1: Mic check.

M-2: Yup.

M-3: All good.

M-1: Equipment check.

M-2: Everything's working as intended.

M-3: Ditto.

M-1: Transcript number… 67. We are entering the house.

M-3: No one's talking to you Melly.

M-2: Stop that. Are you forgetting that there's an unknown anomaly in this house? Stay focused.

M-3: Right, sorry.

The group enters the house.

M-1: Initial descriptions of the object were a pair of black spectacles capable of killing the user, and covering their body in strange pictures from an unknown children's book.

M-3: It was obviously Where's Wa-

M-2: Kurt, stay professional.

M-3: I just want to bring some life into M-1's robotic speech.

M-1: I'm trying to keep my job, Kurt.

M-2: Ahem.

M-1: Sigh Right.

The group search the ground floor for the object, and begin to go upstairs. Scraping noises are heard below them, but the group does not notice this.

M-3: Er, I think it's in here.

M-1: Which room is this?

M-3: Bathroom. There's a toilet and a… a shower, yeah. At least I think it's a shower.

The room is circular, with a normal porcelain toilet at the other side of the room. There's a small depression into the floor, leading to a small drain.

M-2: Strange… what kind of shower is this.

M-1: There is a modified sprinkler on the ceiling. There's a switch on one side of the room that, I assume, would activate the sprinkler. Seeing as this house has been abandoned for several years, I doubt it would work.

M-3 activates the switch. Water begins to come out of the sprinkler.

M-1: I stand corrected. Who is paying the water bill for this to work? Is it still hot?

M-3 touches the water, and immediately recoils in pain.

M-3: Gah… it's scolding.

M-1: Who is…

M-2: I have discovered the object. It was rested on the toilet.

M-2 is seen holding a pair of black circular glasses. The lens appear to be missing.

M-1: Good. You know the drill.

M-2 carefully examines the object, checking for fingerprints or any other traces of evidence. A small set of fingerprints are discovered on the temples of the glasses, which are revealed to be his own.

M-2: My mistake, these are my glasses, I must have just set them down.

More scraping noises are heard below the group.

M-2: Yeah, I just noticed that I don't have my glasses on. Where are the lens though? Eh…

M-1: Do not put-

M-2 puts on the glasses. He begins to walk towards the rest of the group.

M-1: Take them off, now, you're hallucinating. You don't own glasses. Take them off!

M-2 frantically begins to take off the glasses. A low growl is heard behind M-1. M-1 turns around and discovers SCP-4585 within the doorway.

M-1: What is he? What is he doing he-

SCP-4585 begins running towards M-1, and stabs their eyes, instantly blinding them. M-1's skin begins to turn yellow. M-2 and M-3 take out their guns and begin shooting SCP-4585, but both are attacked by SCP-4585 in the same way, and become SCP-4585-1 instances. SCP-4585 then slowly begins to merge into a nearby wall.

M-3: If you're listening, I'm… I'm still alive. T-the camera. It's like lightyears away, haha. Please, we're at [LOCATION REDACTED] please. Please kill us, when you arrive. W-we… hahahaha, man I feel weird. We found Waldo. H-he…


When the transcript was received by a nearby site, the site almost immediately went into lockdown as SCP-4585 killed most of its personnel. The O5 Council enacted an emergency meeting, and Procedure Non Est Finis was created. Shortly after this, the procedure was enacted, and SCP-4585 was theorized to be contained. All information regarding SCP-4585's location of discovery was removed via an automatic algorithm, and SCP-4585's file was created.

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