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Item #: SCP-5423

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: The door associated with SCP-5423 is to remain open outside of scheduled testing, and personnel will not enter the room except as required by testing protocols. The door will be held open and the secondary door built across it will be closed to prevent unauthorized access.

Any personnel who experience SCP-5423's anomalous effects will be removed from the site and isolated for at least one week as part of standard decontamination procedures after exposure to unreality.

Description: SCP-5423 is a spatial anomaly manifesting in a room in Site 98. When the door to this room is closed, the room, its contents, and the space it occupies ceases to exist to all measurements currently available to the Foundation.

Sonar and electromagnetic radiation perform as though there is no space between the walls when the door is closed.

Persons and objects inside the room experience no time between the door's closing and its opening again. Examples include:

  • A baseball was dropped from one meter as the door was closed. When the door opened one hour later, the ball completed its fall.
  • A bucket of ice and a pot of near-boiling water were left in the room, and the door closed for eight hours. Neither had materially changed in temperature in the intervening time.
  • A test tube with fruit fly larvae was left for fourteen days with the door closed. The larva were unchanged. Later, they pupated and became adult flies.

A porthole window was installed in the wall surrounding SCP-5423 on 3/APR/30. When the door is closed, the window immediately changes view as though it were embedded in the far wall. Refraction shows that the glass as five centimeters shallower than when the door is closed, suggesting that part of the window is affected by the anomaly.

The room in which SCP-5423 manifests was previously an equipment storage room on the second sub-level of Site 98.

Penetration testing during active manifestation of SCP-5423 is pending approval.

While testing of the anomaly's properties is underway, a Directed Task Force led by Dr. Matson has been commissioned to investigate its origins.

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