SCP-4140
rating: -5+x

Item #: SCP-4140

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4140 copies are kept in a standard containment locker at Storage Site 77. Access to SCP-4140 is provided at the discretion of Dr. Healy Dr. Noskov. SCP-4140-A is currently under twenty-four hour surveillance by MTF Sigma-7 ("False Prophets") in order to capture SCP-4140-1 instances and contain possible copies of SCP-4140. Following interrogation, SCP-4140-1 instances are to be administered Class-C amnestics and released. SCP-4140-A is held in a standard cell at Humanoid Containment Site-06-3.

Description: SCP-4140 is the collective term for ██ identical leather bound books approximately ███ pages in length. Titled as "The Book of Bob" "The Book of Bill" with the remainder of the book describing a intricate series of mythos in English. Of note are small cards placed somewhere on each copy, each bearing the name of an undocumented art gallery, listing the work as "A Practical Demonstration of Man's Inherent Narcissism in the Face of Divinity", and crediting the book to "Are We God Yet?".

The object's anomalous effects manifest when a subject reads more than two sentences of a copy of SCP-4140. The subject, hereby referred to as SCP-4140-1, will then become convinced that one Robert "Bob" Mason William "Bill" Healy, hereby referred to as SCP-4140-A, is a benevolent deity from a previously undocumented monotheistic belief system. SCP-4140-1 will become fanatical in their belief and solely focused on meeting with SCP-4140-A. At its first opportunity, SCP-4140-1 will embark on a "pilgrimage" to SCP-4140-A's residence in ██████, Iowa. Upon reaching its destination, SCP-4140-1 will begin to pray and make offerings directed at SCP-4140-A. Instances of SCP-4140-1 will also follow any commands given by SCP-4140-A except those requesting SCP-4140-1 leave the immediate area.

SCP-4140-A is uniformly hostile to instances of SCP-4140-1 and will attempt to rid itself of all association with SCP-4140-1 instances. Despite this hostility, SCP-4140-A has not harmed any SCP-4140-1 instances thus far, with its most drastic measure taken being the firing of a shotgun into the air to disperse a crowd of SCP-4140-1. Recorded responses of SCP-4140-A's reaction to SCP-4140-1 have most commonly consisted of calling local law enforcement and vocalizing obscenities directed at SCP-4140-1. These obscenities can have extreme and unexpected results due to SCP-4140-1's directive to follow SCP-4140-A's commands (see addendum). Interviews of the initial ██ instances of SCP-4140-1 have revealed a possible connection to the group of interest "Are We Cool Yet?", however, interviews of SCP-4140-A yielded no relevant information (see Interview Log SCP-4140-A). As a result of this, former research lead Dr. Healy proposed that SCP-4140-A is a subject chosen at random by SCP-4140. Due to the results of Incident 4140-1 it has been confirmed that SCP-4140-A's properties can be transferred via the killing of SCP-4140-A to its killer.

Recovery: SCP-4140 was discovered when Foundation agents embedded in local ██████ law enforcement responded to a noise complaint by SCP-4140-A. When law enforcement officers arrived on the scene there were ██ instances of SCP-4140-1 surrounding SCP-4140-A's residence, upon coming into contact with a SCP-4140-1 instance, Agent █████ was handed a copy of SCP-4140 which he then flipped through. Agent █████ then joined the crowd of SCP-4140-1 instances after which SCP-4140-A exclaimed "Y'all get out of here, and go ████ ya self's". This led to all SCP-4140-1 instances [REDACTED]. As a result of this, MTF Eta-10 ("See No Evil") was dispatched and recovered SCP-4140-A and all SCP-4140-1 instances with their copies of SCP-4140. Subsequent interviews revealed SCP-4140's anomalous effects and details involving its origin (see Interview Log SCP-4140-1). All instances of SCP-4140-1 were administered Class-C amnestics and released upon dissipation of their anomalous properties.

Incident Report 4140-1: On ██/█/20██ former research lead Dr. William Healy abandoned his post at Site-77 with █ copies of SCP-4140 and traveled to ██████, Iowa where he killed the two on-duty members of MTF Sigma-7 before ritually executing the former SCP-4140-A instance via [DATA EXPUNGED]. As a result of this, Dr. Healy became the current SCP-4140-A instance. SCP-4140-A then distributed its available SCP-4140 copies to ███ nearby residents and commanded them to [REDACTED]. During a joint, large scale recontainment effort between MTF Upsilon-4 ("Sugar Pill") and MTF Sigma-7 ("False Prophets"), all SCP-4140-1 instances were amnesticized with SCP-4140-A being captured after █ days.

Subsequent psychiatric exams of SCP-4140-A revealed its previously unknown Narcissistic Personality Disorder as the cause of Incident 4140-1. O5 disciplinary hearings concluded that Dr. Healy's permanent containment as SCP-4140-A served as a just punishment for his actions.

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