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Item #: SCP-3788

Object Class: Euclid


Cover image of a recovered bootleg instance of SCP-3788

Special Containment Procedures: MTF-Lambda 12 ("Re-Runners") are to be staffed at and assume the guise of shoppers and employees at thrift stores and secondhand shops (e.g. Salvation Army, Goodwill) across the Mid-western United States. Members of MTF-Lambda 12 are to actively monitor these locales for suspected instances of SCP-3788. Found copies are to be secured and monitored for anomalous effects related to instances of SCP-3788. Any copies determined not to be instances of SCP-3788 are to be disposed of according to Foundation procedures.

Description: SCP-3788 is a phenomenon occurring in any business that resells used motion pictures, and has been spotted in thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, and video rental stores. SCP-3788 manifests itself as "bootleg" copies of the 1981 made-for-television film "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island". The anomalous effects of SCP-3788 do not manifest until the film within is viewed.

Anomalous effects occur when an instance of SCP-3788 is placed into any form of VHS player, and viewed on a CRT monitor with a screen larger than ██cm x ██cm. (Revised, please refer to Incident 0912). After the opening credits of the film, at approximately 0█:11:56, the CRT monitor will begin to glow a pure white, bleaching out all images onscreen. Subjects viewing this light describe it with the similar statements of "painfully blinding, but alluring". The subjects will be compelled to move closer to the screen, becoming violent towards personnel who attempt to keep them separated. Upon contact with the screen, the affected persons will attempt to climb into the screen, which now serves as a portal to SCP-3788-1.

SCP-3788-1 is a pocket dimension, consisting of a single, unmapped island, with flora from multiple real-world rainforests and jungles. No wildlife has been observed. SCP-3788-1 is, however, inhabited by instances of SCP-3788-2. SCP-3788-2 are theorized to be victims of SCP-3788, also brought into the pocket-dimension.

Instances of SCP-3788-2 lack flesh, instead covered in muscle and scraps of clothing. SCP-3788 carry crude weapons, created from bone, wood, stone, and an unknown substance, referred to as ██████. Recordings have shown the numbers of SCP-3788-2 are estimated at about 50-75 individuals. Instances of SCP-3788-2 are shown to have organized themselves into several "tribes", who are actively hostile to other tribes. There are currently no tribes observed to be pacifistic to outsiders, or new entries into SCP-3788-1.

All information gathered about the pocket dimension was recovered through the initial "Exploration Log 001". More manned and unmanned missions are planned, pending higher authorization.


3/3/20██: Agents spotted an instance of SCP-3788 available within popular movie-rental service "Redbox". Agents determined that physical copies rented from the machine had no anomalous properties.

4/12/20██: After Foundation web-skimmers found the film "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" available on web-streaming site "Hulu", a prolonged investigation revealed it is only physical copies of SCP-3788 that can manifest anomalous effects in viewers Revised, see Incident 0912 for further details.

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