SCP-6000 - A Natural Disaster
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Item#: 6000
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Special Containment Procedures: SCP-6000 is currently uncontained and the measures of containment are not yet available. Containment possibilities preventing the spread of the area affected by and contaminated by SCP-6000-1 and SCP-6000-2 are currently being researched at Provisional Site 6000. Research is currently focused on using non-permeable materials to create a possible separation between soil in SCP-6000 and everything outside of it.

Description: SCP-6000 is currently an area approximately 2km in diameter inside Salonga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Within this area nature has seemingly taken back the land completely. Areas inside of SCP-6000 experience accelerated plant growth of the local Flora and more fruitful environments for local fauna. Areas only experiencing this accelerated plant growth and the thriving fauna are designated SCP-6000-1.

After an as of yet unknown amount of time SCP-6000-1 transforms over into SCP-6000-2. This designates an area with accelerated plant growth and extranormally thriving fauna like SCP-6000-1 in which technology does not seem to function. Technology being designated electrical appliances whether they are directly powered or indirectly powered. Directly powered meaning a closed circuit as in with the use of batteries or generators and indirectly powered meaning anything plugged into the electrical grid of a city.

Discovery: SCP-6000 was discovered after multiple reports of people getting stuck around the same spot within the Salonga national park. After 5 breakdowns of cars carrying tourists in roughly the same spot a foundation field agent, Elisabeth Mwange, working within the national park made a report to the foundation of a possible anomaly within the area.

After the accounts from field agent Mwange were taken up to be investigated, Research task force RTF-Zeta-6 “Safari” was deployed to the area.

The following is transcribed from a physical report written by Researcher Safi while in the anomalous zone now designated SCP-6000-1 and SCP-6000-2. In the report it was still referred to as Salonga-α-1 and Salonga-α-2. This naming convention was specifically kept for the transcription of the manually written report. Further in this document Salonga-α-1 and Salonga-α-2 will be referred to as SCP-6000-1 and SCP-6000-2 respectively.

Report of mission Salonga-α:
This is a report written manually by lead researcher Safi with RTF-Zeta-6 “Safari”.

Exact times can not be provided due to multiple simultaneous equipment failures within the anomalous zone of Salong-α-1. All times in the following document are approximations.

After entering the anomalous zone Salonga-α-2 at 8:27 (this is the only exact time we have, as all crew members with analog watches had them stop at the exact same time.) multiple simultaneous equipment failures happened within the team.

These equipment failures went unnoticed for 30 minutes. This happened as none of the equipment that would normally alert on a transmission failure alerted on said transmission failures.

This happened for the following list of equipment:

  • Audio transmission and communication equipment
  • Video transmission and communication equipment
  • Watches
  • PDAs and Phones
  • Emergency alert systems

The team, after discovering the equipment failure, voted on the issue of whether we needed to keep going or turn back and immediately send out an emergency broadcast to command. The team decided against turning back, coming to the conclusion that if connection has truly been lost, the foundation will send a team out to meet us and that now we’re here we may as well write some of the things we find down. (At least we took pens, pencils and paper.)

Upon entering the anomalous zone Salonga-α-1, the area looked overgrown, more than it should logically be even if completely left alone. This area started approximately 800m before the area designated as Salonga-α-2 (the area where the tourist car breakdowns seemed to happen.) which meant the area encompassed slightly more space than initially stated at the mission, which could easily be a general discrepancy

The location the breakdowns supposedly happened in was at the epicenter of the first 800m radius of accelerated plant growth, pertaining to an area with a radius of 100m. The equipment failures for our team happened at a radius of 300m from the epicenter of the area.

The big change compared to the report leads me to believe there is a possibility the area may be expanding. At this point in time we hope this is not the case and there was an error in the reported area the anomalous zone Salonga-α-2 encompasses at this time. Samples of the plant life have been taken in the areas of Salonga-α-1 and Salonga-α-2.

At noon the research team finished gathering their many samples of the plant life. As the research team organized the samples they had gathered, a small group of Sitatunga antelope came into view. The odd thing, as noted by the RTF-Zeta-6 resident Biologist Dr. E.F. Lachapelle, the antelope did not seem frightened of our presence. They were not turned away by us being in the area and even came up to us. We took this as a sign that if we were to find an animal more dangerous in this area we would be in grave danger and decided this would be the right moment to trek back to our entrance into the anomalous zone.

If this is indeed spreading, if this area is indeed growing, we can only pray it does not reach anything more essential to the survival of our species than somewhere in the middle of a national park.

Expedition results 27/01/2020
The second expedition of Zeta-6 into the anomalous zone of SCP-6000-1 and SCP-6000-2 ended up showing the same results as the first expedition into the anomalous zone.

The official logs of this expedition have led to the determination of the definitive borders of the anomalous zones within SCP-6000.

As of 27/01/2020 the anomalous zone SCP-6000-1 pertains to a roughly circular area with a diameter of about 2km.

As of 27/01/2020 the anomalous zone SCP-6000-2 pertains to a roughly circular area with a diameter of about 600m.

As of 27/01/2020 SCP-6000 covers a total area of approximately 3.14 km2

Addendum 05/06/2020:
Tests on the plant matter collected from both SCP-6000-1 and SCP-6000-2 have been conducted. The results have been added to the SCP-6000 file. Tests have also been done on some tissue samples of the members of Zeta-6 and lead researcher Safi. The results show that the plant growth can transfer through plants planted in the same soil. Concluding that it’s not the plants themselves causing this anomalous effect. On the recommendation of Dr.Dubois, employees within Provisional Site 6000 will be switched out every 2-3 months (depending on the circumstances) to prevent adverse effects from being within the SCP-6000-1 anomalous zone. Three shifts of people will be planned.

Addendum 26/01/2021:
The threat of this anomaly and it’s seeming expansion over the year since it’s discovery has prompted it’s containment research and the prevention of it’s spread has been given the highest priority.

As of 26/01/2021 the anomalous zone SCP-6000-1 pertains to a roughly circular area with a diameter of about 3km.

As of 26/01/2021 the anomalous zone SCP-6000-2 pertains to a roughly circular area with a diameter of about 1km.

As of 26/01/2021 SCP-6000 covers a total area of approximately 7.07 km2


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