SCP-248-J
rating: +47+x
Item#: 248-J
Level1
Containment Class:
euclid
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
dark
Risk Class:
notice

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-248-J is to be held in a standard containment locker during inactive states. Due to its proximity to Locus-248-J, it is recommended that Site-131 be resposible for recontainment of SCP-248-J.

Whenever SCP-248-J enters an active state, it is to be remotely monitored using the pre-existing security cameras at Locus-248-J. At the end of its active state, SCP-248-J is to be retrieved and recontained. Should SCP-248-J differ from its typical behaviour to an extent that it poses a risk to recontainment or secrecy, Foundation Agents disguised as local policemen are to apprehend SCP-248-J under the guise of violent behaviour and amnesticize all witnesses.

Description: SCP-248-J is an avian entity with a standing height of 45 centimeters and a weight of two kilograms. Superficially, it resembles a Gallus gallus domesticus1, however various parts of its body are replaced by irregular metallurgical implements. In addition, SCP-248-J has a white, abnormally large vestigial tongue growing from the inside of its upper beak.

SCP-248-J exhibits two behavioral states: active and inactive, the latter of which is characterized by docile behaviour and immobility. On every Friday at 17:05 GMT, SCP-248-J enters its active state, at which point it demanifests from its previous position and spontaneously reappears at Locus-248-J.

SCP-248-J will proceed to patronize Locus-248-J, a London pub running under the name ████████ ██, located directly across the street of Site-131's main entrance. Observed behaviour of SCP-248-J consists solely of conversing with other patrons; it has never been observed to order or consume food or beverages.

During its active state, SCP-248-J will near-universally be perceived as a non-anomalous human of variable appearance; its perceived features between different active states are inconsistent. Still photography has proven to be the only viable method of capturing SCP-248-J's true avian appearance. Stills taken from video recordings do not share this property; the reason for this is unknown. Interviewing SCP-248-J during its active state has proven fruitless, as the entity appears wholly ignorant of its anomalous nature.

SCP-248-J will remain within Locus-248-J for three consecutive days, even during closed hours. This will either be ignored or dismissed by the owner and other patrons. On the following Monday morning at 02:35 GMT, SCP-248-J will exit Locus-248-J and begin roaming aimlessly, until reverting to an inactive state at 06:00 GMT of the same day.

FROM: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
TO: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
SUBJECT: SCP-248-J


Hi Karen,

Great work with writing up the documentation of SCP-248-J. I forwarded it to the Site Director, and they gave their tentative approval before O5 review. I'm inclined to recommend you for further filing work, as you requested.

However, the Agents responsible for SCP-248-J's retrieval sent me an email asking for us to attach an image of the anomaly into the article. They tell me it'd help the new Agents to know what exactly SCP-248-J looks like, as the description is awfully vague.

I trust you can handle this formality. Get back to me when you're done, and I'll make sure everything's in order with the image.

Thanks in advance,
Jude Ferguson

FROM: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
TO: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
SUBJECT: RE: SCP-248-J


All done! Didn't take me half an hour to march over there and retrieve this beauty of a portrait. Check the attached image and tell me what you think.

With regards,
Karen Finlay

FROM: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
TO: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
SUBJECT: The image of SCP-248-J


Hi Karen,

There might've been a misunderstanding here. When I asked you to attach an image of the anomaly, I naturally meant an image of SCP-248-J itself. While that picture of Locus-248-J is perfectly fine, I don't think it's necessary in the main article.

Please rectify this asap, and let me know when you've made the necessary changes.

Thanks in advance,
Jude Ferguson

FROM: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
TO: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
SUBJECT: RE: The image of SCP-248-J


Hi, Sorry for the mishap! These things happen. I've updated the article with a better image now, how do you like it?

With regards,
Karen Finlay

FROM: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
TO: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
SUBJECT: Incorrect image in the SCP-248-J article


Karen,

What kind of nonsense are you trying to pull here? This isn't an image of SCP-248-J, it's a non-anomalous chicken, as you yourself fully admit in the caption. I'm not sure what you've been informed on, but SCP-248-J isn't a cognitohazard. There's no reason not to display a genuine image of it on an article.

I've given you a very simple assignment. Get it done now.

Jude Ferguson

FROM: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
TO: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
SUBJECT: RE: Incorrect image in the SCP-248-J article


Oh gosh I'm so stupid! Sorry, I'm new to this whole image thing, I thought this was standard procedure. I really don't know what I was thinking.

Anyways, I've got an actual image of SCP-248-J this time, for sure! Took a bit of researching to find it, mind you, so I really hope this one sticks.

With regards,
Karen Finlay

FROM: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
TO: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
SUBJECT: Still not correct


Karen.

The image you sent me isn't 'a 15th century wood engraving possibly depicting SCP-248-J'; SCP-248-J first became active in 2002. In fact our analysts confirmed that the image you sent me is in actuality a small portion of The Garden of Heavenly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. I find this a rather unfitting choice, despite the coincidental similarities in appearance.

At this point I'm assuming that your consistent misjudgements are the result of an office practical joke. In any case, I won't tolerate any more failures. If you fail to get me just a regular, full-body photograph of SCP-248-J, I'll have to consider disciplinary actions.

Jude Ferguson

FROM: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
TO: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
SUBJECT: RE: Still not correct


Jude I'm sorry, I really didn't intend for any of this to happen! I just thought I was being a meticulous researcher. Now that I think about what happened, it all really seemed kinda silly. I wanted to show everyone how well I could do research, and it totally backfired on me.

Now this time I've got an accurate, full-body photo of SCP-248-J! Hope you like it, I worked really hard on the thing.

Actually really sorry,
Karen Finlay

FROM: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
TO: Karen Finlay (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk#noitadnuof.pcs|yalnifk>
SUBJECT: Forced reassignment


I've taken the liberty with conferring with our data analytics department. After showing the provided image to Karena Volkov, our resident expert at image authenticity verification, she was able to, after a thorough three-second investigation, conclude that the photo you provided has been doctored. She told me, and I quote: "I can tell by the pixels."

Pending a termination of your employment at the Foundation, I'm having you reassigned to less mentally strenuous projects.

Jude Ferguson

FROM: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
TO: Delilah F. Hartman (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|namtrahfd#noitadnuof.pcs|namtrahfd>
SUBJECT: The image for SCP-248-J


Hi,

The article for SCP-248-J is missing a photograph of SCP-248-J itself. Can you go down to SCP-248-J's containment locker, take a picture of it and append it onto the article?

Jude Ferguson

FROM: Delilah F. Hartman (Junior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|namtrahfd#noitadnuof.pcs|namtrahfd>
TO: Jude Ferguson (Senior Researcher) <noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj#noitadnuof.pcs|nosugrefj>
SUBJECT: RE:The image for SCP-248-J


Done. I've attached the modified article for review, let me know what you think.

Delilah Hartman

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