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Old 04-20-2013, 01:30 AM
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Scariest SCP Foundation entries

For those who don't know, the SCP Foundation is a collaborative online project, posting a sort of organization who's duty it is to collect, study, and contain supernatural, alien, and/or dangerous phenomena. Some of the entries are silly, some are dumb, and some are pure unleaded Nightmare Fuel.

SCP-1382: A downed airliner now beneath the waves of Lake Michigan... with the passengers on board trapped in some kind of horrible temporal loop.

SCP-1351: A cave which doesn't seem to obey the laws of gravity, space, or time.

SCP-1875: The only one so scary that I can't bring myself to read it all the way through twice. A chess computer powered by the souls of two little girls.
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That is some messed up shit right there. Is the whole site like that? The attempts to redact dates is funny.

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I've come across a few of these at 4chan, but never with any explanation, so this is the first time I've read one with any sort of clue as to what they're supposed to be. Creepy, yes, although I found the crashed plane one far more effective than the chess computer.

Ike - I think so. Although IIRC all the ones I've read before today were monsterly entries rather than situational ones, and well-illustrated; none were as good as these three that Mississippienne has curated, however.

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Yeah it seems like it is some X-Files fan submissions or something.
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http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-231

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SCP 093 is creepy, and very imaginative fiction.
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I nominate the three-dozen plus entries I wrote.

But especially SCP-1529 (the monster on top of Mt. Everest), SCP-1165 (the world's minus level) and SCP-1520 (the mummy).
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:42 AM
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I nominate the three-dozen plus entries I wrote.

But especially SCP-1529 (the monster on top of Mt. Everest), SCP-1165 (the world's minus level) and SCP-1520 (the mummy).
Awesome! I read the Everest one before when you'd linked to it; having read Into Thin Air before it really felt quite similar and damned possible, even.

One of the worst (as in nightmare fuel) ones I found on the site was something about IIRC aquatic organisms that get into a diver's suit. Predictably bad results happen but the separate confidential memo by one of the divers at the end makes it so, so, so much worse. (And as much as I hate using the word considering its online overuse generally, kind of traumatically "triggering" too.)

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:53 AM
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There was one I read a long time ago which I thought was pretty good, involving giant sort-of-humanoid creatures crawling around mindlessly absorbing people in a parallel dimension which was technologically advanced in comparison to ours but ruled by some kind of theocracy. (But there were no people left--the entry was about a team exploring the world these people had left behind).

Ringing any bells?
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:19 AM
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There was one I read a long time ago which I thought was pretty good, involving giant sort-of-humanoid creatures crawling around mindlessly absorbing people in a parallel dimension which was technologically advanced in comparison to ours but ruled by some kind of theocracy. (But there were no people left--the entry was about a team exploring the world these people had left behind).

Ringing any bells?
SCP 093 linked above
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:21 AM
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I think this was the first one I read: SCP 701, "The Hanged King's Tragedy."
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I nominate the three-dozen plus entries I wrote.

But especially SCP-1529 (the monster on top of Mt. Everest), SCP-1165 (the world's minus level) and SCP-1520 (the mummy).
These are actually really good. I only intended to read the ones you recommended, but ended up going through all of your original SCPs. Particularly enjoyed the Cockney horse, the meat blob, the reincarnator, the hi-tech ants, and the war hero.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:04 AM
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SCP 093 linked above
Sorry, didn't recognize it because I didn't follow the links in it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:36 AM
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I nominate the three-dozen plus entries I wrote.

But especially SCP-1529 (the monster on top of Mt. Everest), SCP-1165 (the world's minus level) and SCP-1520 (the mummy).
Wow. Thanks to the OP for reminding me of the SCP website, and to Smapti for some great entries! I remember when I stumbled across it a couple of years ago, I spent pretty much the entire weekend reading one entry after another.

Funnily enough, I don't remember how I heard about it. Maybe Smapti posted about it on the SDMB. Or maybe I heard about it from here.
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Wow. Thanks to the OP for reminding me of the SCP website, and to Smapti for some great entries! I remember when I stumbled across it a couple of years ago, I spent pretty much the entire weekend reading one entry after another.

Funnily enough, I don't remember how I heard about it. Maybe Smapti posted about it on the SDMB. Or maybe I heard about it from here.
From where?
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:04 PM
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SCP-319: A creaky old Victorian machine that threatens to collapse the false vacuum of our universe.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:26 PM
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SCP-173 was the most well-known one, I think I stumbled upon that first

SCP-96 is also really cool. In the SCP game, this and 173 were both in it.

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SCP-1875: The only one so scary that I can't bring myself to read it all the way through twice. A chess computer powered by the souls of two little girls.
And the picture kind of just sneaks up on you

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SPC 823 is pretty scary, if only for the pictures.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:55 PM
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Haha.

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Object Class: _______

Special Containment Procedures: In a box in my office.

Description: It's a rock that makes you procrastinate.

Addendum: Probably memetic or something.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:27 PM
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SCP-106 is pretty damn creepy too. Warning for the easily disturbed - includes scary pics (no clowns, but still)
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:32 PM
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*shudder*

http://scp-wiki.net/scp-999-j
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:45 AM
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The one with the statue that kills people by snapping their necks, but can only move when it's not being watched. Even blinking isn't safe around it. There's a game being built around it.
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The one with the statue that kills people by snapping their necks, but can only move when it's not being watched. Even blinking isn't safe around it. There's a game being built around it.
That's 173. From looking at the comments earlier, it seems like it was one of the first stories ever written for the site.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:11 AM
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http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1048

An animated teddy bear that turns out to be a major jerk.

I felt the story was a bit let down by the idea that it
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http://scp-wiki.net/scp-1003 - I always wonder where people get the photos.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:48 AM
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So that place is basically like creepy pasta?
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So that place is basically like creepy pasta?
Some of it. Some of it, like this wonderful piece, or Smapti's stuff, is more along the lines of pre-internet sci-fi/fantasy.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:51 AM
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That's definitely the best one I've read so far.
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Good deal, I've always liked SCP.
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Yeah it seems like it is some X-Files fan submissions or something.
I was thinking Warehouse 13
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The one with the statue that kills people by snapping their necks, but can only move when it's not being watched. Even blinking isn't safe around it. There's a game being built around it.
Isn't that the premise for a Dr. Who episode?
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Isn't that the premise for a Dr. Who episode?
You're thinking of the Weeping Angels. SCP-173 was posted before that episode aired, so as far as anyone knows it's a case of convergent evolution.

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Some of it, like this wonderful piece, or Smapti's stuff, is more along the lines of pre-internet sci-fi/fantasy.
I find that I rarely write straight horror for the site; I prefer to go in a vein of "Hmm, that's interesting" or "Now that's just plain damn weird."

My tales (short stories set in the SCP universe that don't follow the standard format) tend to be of a more light-hearted nature. I'm particularly proud of the Lord Blackwood tales (Pulp action/adventure starring a Victorian gentleman explorer who borrows from Indiana Jones, Alan Quatermain, and John Carter), the Doctors of the Church series (a Canticle For Leibowitz-esque post-apocalypse version of the Foundation as a priestly caste), and Saturday Night SCP Showdown (a deliberately goofy crossover between the Foundation and the WWF circa 1991.)
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231 is without a doubt the most disturbing one. It's also a magnificent example of peterition. Best use of redaction I've seen on the site, I think.
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I think this was the first one I read: SCP 701, "The Hanged King's Tragedy."
I think this was my first SCP too, and I love it. The picture is so creepy! (Well, for some reason it lost a bit when I noticed the
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, but still pretty good!) Anyone who likes it should read The King in Yellow - it's pretty obviously rooted in that set of stories.

I also like 173. There are a couple Youtube video renditions people have done that are fun (if decidedly amateur).

I adore my fellow netizens. I only had to Google, "SCP ind" and "SCP indestructible lizard" came up as the first recommended search. (It's scarier than that description sounds, btw.)

Hello, I am SCP-426 is delightful and comical, but also has a slight slow-burn existential horror underneath.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:57 PM
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I nominate the three-dozen plus entries I wrote.

But especially SCP-1529 (the monster on top of Mt. Everest), SCP-1165 (the world's minus level) and SCP-1520 (the mummy).
I read a few of yours - you definitely have a knack for it. Good stuff, I hope you keep it up.

I included a link to the SCP in my mega creepy thread a while back.
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A lot of these are really well done. This one, however, is just gross. It reads like it was from a pedo's spank file. Yuck.
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A lot of these are really well done. This one, however, is just gross. It reads like it was from a pedo's spank file. Yuck.
I'm pretty sure that that's what Clef (the author) was going for when he wrote that one. The genius of it, though, is that the reader is only lead to assume that squicky things are going on; it's never stated outright. There's one school of thought that the poor girl the article revolves around is, in fact, a gray whale.
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Okay, I do wish I hadn't expanded the last bit in the chess machine.
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There's one school of thought that the poor girl the article revolves around is, in fact, a gray whale.
It'd be pretty difficult for a gray whale "to be kept restrained to a hospital bed at all times".

By the way--for anyone who hasn't seen it--fans of the SCP Foundation stories might like the movie The Cabin In The Woods.
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OK, I'm liking the coffee machine. A nice reminder that not all of these things are malicious, and some can be quite useful. Though I wonder what it'd deliver if asked for a cup of something almost, but not entirely, unlike tea.
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231 is without a doubt the most disturbing one. It's also a magnificent example of peterition. Best use of redaction I've seen on the site, I think.I think this was my first SCP too, and I love it. The picture is so creepy! (Well, for some reason it lost a bit when I noticed the
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, but still pretty good!) Anyone who likes it should read The King in Yellow - it's pretty obviously rooted in that set of stories.
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High heels
are actually typical for nobility of the time period of when the play was supposed to have been initially published. Cite

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Okay, I do wish I hadn't expanded the last bit in the chess machine.
Yeah, I didn't see that the first time around. Just scrolled down a bit, got bored and moved on. Thanks a lot.

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OK, I'm liking the coffee machine. A nice reminder that not all of these things are malicious, and some can be quite useful. Though I wonder what it'd deliver if asked for a cup of something almost, but not entirely, unlike tea.
I'd be more inclined to ask it for a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster.
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Oh and Smapti? I want Lord Blackwood's little slug babies.

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SCP 093 is creepy, and very imaginative fiction.
I think that's the first one I read. Excellent stuff.

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I think this was the first one I read: SCP 701, "The Hanged King's Tragedy."
This one is also great.

I'll check out Mississippienne's links. SCP entries can be hit or miss but the best ones are really unsettling.
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I've found many entertaining ones linked here:

The Things Dr Bright Is Not Allowed To Do At The Foundation
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Okay, I do wish I hadn't expanded the last bit in the chess machine.
I refuse to do it! I opened it and *slowly* started scrolling down past all the UPLOADING text... and then I noticed it was going to start displaying a grainy black and white image (a distorted image of the girls possibly animated to move and be scary), and immediately scrolled back up! No thanks! Don't need to see it. I'm sure it's 100 times worse than whatever I could imagine and I'm imagining something REALLY creepy.

So... was it really that bad?! Because I refuse to look at it. But... morbid curiosity and all.
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The photo was mildly creepy.

I've been reading through these things from the "most popular" listing, with brief sidequests to read linked entries.

I haven't found any of them to be legitimately scary (which is good, since I don't like scary stories very much), though the one about the people trapped in the tape basketball game was excellent. The end of the entry about the guy who randomly teleports to alternate universes was also very good.

What I like about these is the world-building that's going on. I really enjoy the universe that's been created as a result of all of these stories. I like the way the Foundation is totally cool with employees making use of the harmless and semi-harmless artifacts, and is also totally cool with murdering the Class D subjects every month.
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A friend told me about that site a while back - I haven't explored it much, but the next time I run a tabletop game with paranormal investigations, it's going to be a resource.

It's not quite as fun as the old Warehouse 23 Basement site was, but since that got taken down, it'll do.
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Smapti, your entries are great. Really impressive.

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...but the next time I run a tabletop game with paranormal investigations, it's going to be a resource.
That's what I thought when I first discovered SCP. A treasure trove of ideas for "Call of Cthulhu" or "Lamentations of the Flame Princess".
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...SCP-1382: A downed airliner now beneath the waves of Lake Michigan... with the passengers on board trapped in some kind of horrible temporal loop.//.
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I think this was the first one I read: SCP 701, "The Hanged King's Tragedy."
These were the freakiest. Good, unsettling X-Files-esque fun.

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SCP-173 was the most well-known one, I think I stumbled upon that first....
Me, too. Brrr.
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These were the freakiest. Good, unsettling X-Files-esque fun.


Me, too. Brrr.
The funny thing is, when I found the SCP, it was written in such a way that it felt real to me, and I didn't bother to look it up if it was or not. For a while, I thought some of these things were real! Or at least semi-real. I really thought there was some locked monster somewhere that they were doing experiments on
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I just found a link to the audio renditions...Guess what I'm going to be listening to while working...
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