SCP-5853
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Item#: 5853
Level3
Containment Class:
safe
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
keneq
Risk Class:
warning

Candy2

SCP-5853 Unwrapped and illuminated.

Special Containment Procedures: All SCP-5853 products are subject to public recall. Supplies of SCP-5853 are to be contained in a standard containment unit at Secure Facility 64, Wing-F. Any instances of SCP-5853 discovered being sold are to be immediately intercepted.

All episodes of SCP-5853-A have been removed from air and scans for further television broadcasts and online video are to be performed with positive returns to be expunged from their respective platforms. Under no circumstances may any Foundation personnel1 that have children or are considering parenthood be assigned to SCP-5853.

Description: SCP-5853 are packaged taffy confections. Each package of SCP-5853 contains two candies: one blue - raspberry flavored, and one red - cherry flavored. While the blue candy has thus far shown no anomalous effects, any individual who consumes the red SCP-5853, after reciting the key phrase, will be transported to an extra-dimensional space. This space coincides with the features of “Ticky Taffy Town”, henceforth referred to as “SCP-5853-A”, a 90's era television program that advertised SCP-5853 prominently.

The anomaly was brought to the attention of the Foundation by way of the UIU, who had become aware of an apparent correlation between disappearances of children and the airing of SCP-5853-A. SCP-5853 is theorized to be responsible for the disappearances of an estimated 3500 children between the years 1994-1999

SCP-5853 Document File 1: Discovery

Notable connections between child disappearances are as follows:

1. Parents of missing children have reported that their child was last seen within, or assumed to be heading into, a kitchen pantry.

2. Upon searching for missing children, the only evidence found in the vicinity were open Ticky-Taffy wrappers. In all cases the cherry-flavored portion was not present, leaving the blue raspberry portion.

3. The previously aired episode of SCP-5853-A had the appearance of a secondary character, “Mr. Hister”.

4. In all cases in which the parent was nearby upon the disappearance of the child, music of the show’s theme song could be heard.

The anomaly was relinquished from the UIU to the Foundation following the disappearance of a UIU operative's child. Formal request for SCP designation was sent to Administration with notable documentation contained henceforth.

SCP-5853 Document File 2: SCP-5853-A Character Descriptions

Physical descriptions and characteristics of the 5 main “characters”, henceforth referred to as “entities”, of SCP-5853-A:

SCP-5853-A-1:
Mr. Squibbles

Description: A bipedal humanoid figure with the head of a plush octopus. Entity is approximately 3.2 meters in height and consistently wears khakis and a red sweater vest.

Personality: Takes the role of a father figure within SCP-5853-A. Has a patient and benevolent manner, and often touts the episode's lesson.

SCP-5853-A-2:
Mrs. Bobble

Description: A female entity dressed in attire similar to that of a stereotypical clown, with blue hair, white makeup, red nose and an over-sized, multi-colored blouse and cargo pants.

Personality: Entity is often portrayed as a bringer of questions to SCP-5853-A-1 concerning the day’s lesson or theme.

SCP-5853-A-3:
Kizzy Wink

Description: A small entity roughly 1 meter in height that resembles a bipedal feline. Possesses humanoid hands and an oversized head in comparison to the size of the remainder of its body.

Personality: Entity is often the perpetrator of the events that illicit the need for a daily lesson and theme. Often benign, but mischievous, the entity is the surrogate avatar for the young audience.

SCP-5853-A-4:
Franzipans

Description: A small, rotund, plush-like avian entity roughly 0.3 meters in both length and wingspan. Entity has an anthropomorphic hammer in place of a beak. Despite its small wingspan, entity is able to fly and will often hit the other entities as a form of physical comedy.

Personality: Appears to be the companion pet of SCP-5853-A-3, often annoying SCP-5853-A-1.

SCP-5853-A-5:
Mr. Hister

Description: A 2.3 meters high, presumably male2 humanoid entity with a long, golden-yellow hooded-robe. Entity uses tentacles that emerge from beneath its cloak as a means of transport. Attempts at obtaining facial descriptions have proven difficult due to the significant distorting effects it has on SCP-5853-A recordings when entering the video frame. Current attempts to describe its face note that it resembles a misshapen, tumorous human skull.

Personality: While the entity is not depicted as hostile by SCP-5853-A, it is visually and verbally disturbing.

SCP-5853 Document File 3: Critera & Relevant Info

All episodes of SCP-5853-A that contain SCP-5853-A-5, typically start with hyper-colorized, pleasant lighting and tone, as consistent with that of children’s programing. The main cast of entities (SCP-5853-A-1 — 4 ) will act as normal throughout the first half of the episode while learning about the day's lesson. Teachings include tying shoes, the importance of brushing teeth, locking doors, listening to your parents, and telling the truth, et cetera. The mood is often bright, and after the episode's opening montage, the theme song continues to play along in the background.

Theme Song & Background Music Prior to SCP-5853-A-5’s Entrance

Lyrics removed as potentially cognitiohazardous.

It’s Ticky Taffy Town time
It’s Ticky Taffy Town time
Octopus and clown time
Hammer bird and feline
No time to feel down time
No time to feel down time
It’s Ticky Taffy Town time
It’s Ticky Taffy Town time

However, when SCP-5853-A-5 enters the frame, noticeable distortions appear. Distortions include, but are not limited to: dulled video quality, over-saturation of color, and substantially decreased contrast. Additionally, the usual upbeat background theme is transposed from C-Major Ionian to B-Locrian.

Theme Song & Background Music During SCP-5853-A-5 Effect

Lyrics removed as potentially cognitiohazardous.

It’s Ticky Taffy Town time
It’s Ticky Taffy Town time
Children of the Crown time
Red of flesh and death time
Dreamlands wait for all time
Dreamlands wait for all time
It’s Ticky Taffy Town time
It’s Ticky Taffy Town time

When on screen, the subject matter changes quite drastically as SCP-5853-A-5 offers stark nihilistic messages about reality, existence, death, and time. SCP-5853-A-1 — 4 will show signs of distress at the content of SCP-5853-A-5's speech and will attempt to offer positive counterarguments, but these are inevitably refuted by SCP-5853-A-5. Some of note are as follows:

- “To exist is such a holy endeavor, that the Gods find it impossible.”
- “I met God the other day, I stared at Him, and He stared back. I cried and He cried. I laughed and He laughed. When I went to embrace Him, my hands could not pass through the Mirror.”
- “Flesh is not the truth.”
- “Your parents will soon die, and so will you.”
- “Days have become weeks, and weeks have become moments, seconds long, decades apart. Time is ebbing, flowing, undulating as a worm through the dirt, moving towards the beak of a bird. For a long time, it has only been the ever infinite now.”
- “I feel nothing but the nothingness.”
- “You may not believe in the slaughter, but the slaughter believes in you.”

Upon departing the scene, SCP-5853-A-5 will remark "I shall now be departing to the land of right, with the truth of red to be my might" as it enters the large dresser with the words “Mr. Squibbles’s Treasure Chest” written on the top.

Following SCP-5853-A-5's departure, the episode will continue as if SCP-5853-A-5 had never visited; none of the main characters will mention the previous conversations or events.

It is believed that SCP-5853-A-5’s closing remark may have some role to play in the disappearance of the children. (See Addendum: SCP-5853-A-B)

SCP-5853 File 6: Testing Log-1-1

SCP-5853 File 6: Testing Log-1-2

Addendum: SCP-5853-A-A

Addendum: SCP-5853-A-B

Recovered Interdepartmental Emails-1

Recovered Interdepartmental Emails-2

INCIDENT 5853-Alpha

Recovered Site Email

O5: [STAFF RESIGNATION: DENIED]3

Addendum: SCP-5853-A-C




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