SCP-5138
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2/5138 LEVEL 2/5138
CLASSIFIED
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Item #: SCP-5138
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Assigned Site Site Director Research Head Assigned MTF
Site-93 Dr. Stanley Arthur Dr. Franco Tonnelier Beta-2 ("Bayou Boys")

Special Containment Procedures

SCP-5138-1, -2, & -3 are stored in individual medical stasis chambers at Site-93, with an additional three chambers held in on-site reserve for any additional iterations that are found.

The misinformation project establishing the existence of a hitherto unknown group of indigenous peoples around the Louisiana bayou has been largely successful. Foundation construct Frederick.aic has been tasked with maintaining the digital aspects of this campaign and has so far removed any opposing speculation from non-official sources.

Additionally, all reports generated by Frederick.aic regarding any new sightings of the "Louisiana Bog Men" are to be classified L2/5138 and forwarded to the current SCP-5138 head researcher for investigation.


Description

SCP-5138 refers to a collection of anomalously-preserved humanoid corpses pulled from the Louisiana bayou south of New Orleans. Over the course of 15 months, three iterations of SCP-5138 were recovered and are being held in Foundation containment.

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SCP-5138-1, c. 2012

Catalog No.: SCP-5138-1
Acquisition Date: 08 May, 2012
Description:
SCP-5138-1 consists of a head, thorax, and portions of both sinister and dexter brachial limbs. The thorax shows signs of extensive damage to its lower portion, consistent with violent separation from the remainder of the cadaver. In a non-anomalous corpse, the state of decay is such that it would be believed that this was the likely cause of death.

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SCP-5138-2, c. 2013

Catalog No.: SCP-5138-2
Acquisition Date: 21 February, 2013
Description:
SCP-5138-2 consists of a thorax and both sinistral and dextral upper limbs, in toto. Similarly to SCP-5138-2, the damage to the lower portion of the thorax is evidence of a violent separation between upper and lower portions of the cadaver.

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SCP-5138-3, c. 2013

Catalog No.: SCP-5138-3
Acquisition Date: 13 September, 2013
Description:
SCP-5138-3 consists of a head, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and portions of both sinistral and dextral upper limbs. While the abdomen remains intact, the lower limbs appear to have been surgically removed prior to the subject's vivisepulture.

While all three SCP-5138 objects are capable of semi-autonomous locomotion, the act of such motion has caused significant damage to the remainder of each object due to their overall desiccated state. Additionally, SCP-5138-1 and SCP-5138-3 are capable of minor vocalizations, though they have yet to produce anything intelligible.

Attached Addenda

Discovery
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SCP-5138 recovery locations

All three iterations of SCP-5138 were recovered from a region in the south eastern portion of the Biloxi State Wildlife Management Area in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Beta-2 assets within the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries responded to an inquiry by the SWMA rangers relating to possible criminal activity in the Lake Borgne area and were able to recover iterations -1 and -2 with minimal intervention.

SCP-5138-3 was recovered several months later after a news report was released in the Gambit, a local alternative weekly publication in the New Orleans area. Foundation .aic flagged the article and forwarded it to Site-93 where it was reviewed by site administration and MTF Beta-2 agent Christophe Melancon was assigned to investigate.

Additional Research

SCPF Internal Email


FROM: ftonnelier.this.is.a.fake.email@site-93.scpf..this.is.a.fake.emaili.this.is.a.fake.emailnt
TO: sarthur.this.is.a.fake.email@site-93.scpf..this.is.a.fake.emaili.this.is.a.fake.emailnt
DATE: 11 Oct., 2013
RE: SCP-5138

Stan,

I've finally gotten the time to review the SCP-5138 objects and I'd like to take the opportunity to give you a brief summary of my findings. Attached is the full review, but the short version isn't really less complicated. Obviously we don't get bog mummies quite like this in Louisiana. There are quite a few still being found over in Florida, but the conditions of the peat bogs over there are such that they are much wetter than the bogs where preserved bodies like these would be found.

For the most part, dermal tissue and internal organs don't survive the mummification process in Florida bogs, though the skeletons themselves are remarkably well preserved. Though, even with the preservation process you'd get in much colder climates like Denmark, you typically don't find bog bodies in such a well-preserved state that they actually try and talk back to you.

All three SCP-5138 objects create extremely localized fluctuations in the Hume field, which is to be expected for partially animated corpses. What's more interesting is the trace amounts of Akiva radiation that accompany each object. While not enough to signify that these were ritually sacrificed, there is definitely more than what you'd find in a Type Green transformation. And the near-total lack of any thaumaturgic residue rules out a Type Blue entirely.

This led me to get in touch with one of our assets in La Rue. Granted, most of the weird shit we find in the bayou can be traced there, but it never hurts to be sure. She was extremely reluctant to talk about the goings on of the Leadership of La Rue, but she did clue me in to some missing Global Occult Coalition agents in the La Rue area.

Franco

F. Tonnelier, MD, Ph.D
Site-93 Senior Researcher


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