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Threat Entity Database Entry

Threat ID:

UTE-9839-Templum-Ebbinghaus "The Blackbox"

Authorized Response Level:
0 (Threat Indeterminate)


UTE-9839 represents a non-descript object, inferred to be within a rapidly expanding zone last measured as 20km in radial area, originally situated within Călimani National Park, Romania. The area has since widened to include civilian populations, such as the evacuated town of Neagra, now a designated Zone-of-Alienation by the Romanian Government and Military Police, specified Zone-622, and is currently understood to inflict perception-alteration properties on individuals within its area.

The object at the centre of Zone-622 known as UTE-9839 is unknown in shape or dimensions, expected to be the source of the sensory-debilitating effects of Zone-622. Understanding of UTE-9839 would provide insight into the unexplained existence or purpose of Zone-622, and considerable efforts to recover UTE-9839 are currently underway.

The exact mechanics of the sensory-debilitating effects of Zone-622 are unclear, however individuals affected by these properties express similar narratives after exit from the zone. These include:

  • Mild amnesia, and slight loss of subconscious memory. Affected individuals take 1-3 days to regain coherent speech.
  • Some examples of unconsciousness or development of a mild comatose state.
  • Poor eyesight. Partial loss of smell/taste.

Symptoms described above share resemblance to post-traumatic amnesia, often associated to be caused through severe neurological trauma. It is expected that this neurological trauma caused by exposure to Zone-622 is subconscious, occuring within a 1-2 hour period after entry, during which all sensory functions gradually decrease in condition. Effects are often mild, but cases of repeated or prolonged exposure to Zone-622 (exceeding 24 hours) have demonstrated severe capabilities:


FOCUS : UTE-9839

[Extract #1 | Mikkael Caine | 67]

Elderly individual, pastoral farmer, former resident of Neagra. Recovered from Zone-622 while ensnared within a barbed wire fence used to pen cattle. Subject presumed to have been exposed to Zone-622 for 4 hours. Impairments include complete loss of sight and pain. Subject expired from bloodloss after extraction to hospital.

[Extract #2 | Stelian Vianu | 43]

Shepherd, former resident of Neagra. Recovered from outside Zone-622 after exiting zone on foot. Subject expected to have been exposed to Zone-622 for < 1 hour. Impairments include loss of balance. Subject suffered numerous injuries including bruising and fractures while attempted to leave the zone, presumed to have been caused by falling due to the loss of balance. Subject was the first to notify authorities of the situation within Neagra and the expansion of Zone-622. [See transcript extract of emergency call below].




[4/3/18] (00:00 - 06:22)

Police Emergency Line Transcript Following Expansion of Zone-622


Involved: [040-24█-2███] (Stelian Vianu), [040-50█-1███] (Operator)

[Start: (00:00)]

[040-50█-1███] (00:00) "Emergency, which service?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:03) [incoherent]. [shuffling].

[040-50█-1███] (00:07) "Emergency, fire, police or ambulance?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:10) "[incoherent]- hello?"

[040-50█-1███] (00:13) "Hello. This is emergency services. What service do you require?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:18) "I- [pause] I don't know what you mean."

[040-50█-1███] (00:22) "Fire, police or ambulance?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:25) "I don't know. I don't know. Police. Just call the police."

[040-50█-1███] (00:29) "Ok. Just connecting a request for police. What's-"

[040-24█-2███] (00:32) "I- [Pause]. I don't know- nobody can hear me, some of them have gone blind-"

[040-50█-1███] (00:36) "Who? Who's gone blind?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:40) "Everyone. Everyone in the town and from the fields."

[040-50█-1███] (00:42) "Blind?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:46) "Yeah."

[040-50█-1███] (00:47) "Ok. Do you know why?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:50) "No. No I don't- I don't know why."

[040-50█-1███] (00:55) "And you're calling from… Neagra, right? Is this the town?"

[040-24█-2███] (00:58) "Yeah. Yes. We need help. I can't speak to them. They won't hear me."

[040-50█-1███] (01:02) "We're sending police right now. There's just a delay. What should I tell them to expect? What's happened?"

[040-24█-2███] (01:10) "I was at home and then I heard the cars start crashing outside. There was a white flash, and a shuddering, but I can't hear it now. Everyone's gone blind or deaf. I don't know- I don't know how-"

[040-50█-1███] (01:17) "When did this happen?"

[040-24█-2███] (01:20) "What?"

[040-50█-1███] (01:22) "When did this happen?"

[040-24█-2███] (01:26) "No- no. I can't hear you. Speak up."

[040-50█-1███] (01:30) "Sir, when did this happen?"

[040-24█-2███] (01:32) [Pause].

[040-50█-1███] (01:39) "Are you still there? Have you left?"

[040-24█-2███] (01:43) "Yes, I'm leaving now."

[040-50█-1███] (01:47) "What?"

[040-24█-2███] (01:50) "I said I'm leaving now. It's not safe here. Send the police."

[040-50█-2███] (01:57) "What?"

[040-24█-2███] (02:02) "I said send the police."

[END 02:02]

Stelian Vianu was recovered from Zone-622 after exiting by foot, suggested to be the last remaining sensitised resident of Neagra. Operator [040-50█-2███] was found to have been exposed to the effects of Zone-622, and sustained minor yet permanent hearing loss from the duration of the call. Incident may prove UTE-9839 emits a resonance capable of inducing these effects, which was capable of transmitting across the landline.

The subconscious neurological trauma experienced within Zone-622 will result in the entire 'desensitisation' of individuals following 5-6 hours of exposure, in which subjects will lose all sensory function; including sight, hearing, smell, taste, balance and pain. This process is irreversible after exit from Zone-622, despite individuals having suffered no physical damage to sensory organs. Individuals who have become desensitised are incapable of the most basic influence or understanding of their environment, and are without assistance observed to expire within 24 hours from accidental injury.

It is suggested that Zone-622 inflicts these properties on subjects through application of specific stimuli on the senses in order to incapacitate them. The most accepted hypothesis implies that Zone-622 is capable of emitting a resonance which induces these effects, with the use of sound-waves to disrupt or entirely block certain neurological processes while within the zone. It is expected that UTE-9839 may be the source.


FOCUS : UTE-9839


Quiet infrasonic resonances have been recorded to be emitted from Zone-622 continuously. These sounds remain at a consistent frequency of 18.97 Hz to a degree of accuracy seemingly unaffected by environmental factors (wind, pressure, echo.) Measurements taken from the forest and Neagra give the exact same reading, regardless of conditions.

18.97 Hz is noted to be remarkably close to sound waves emitted by the eyes and facial muscles. Frequencies of 18.98Hz are already known to cause vision disorientation due to vibrating of the eyes, however the resonances emitted by Zone-622 are incapable of causing any lasting physical damage to sensory organs.

It is highly noted that all wavelengths considered radio, microwave, infrared or ultraviolet are nonexistent, or further cannot exist within the Zone. Remote operation of drones or other such devices cannot be performed due to this. Species of wildlife, including birds and insects, are reported to be severely affected by the disappearance of all ultraviolet light. Inexplicably, visible light still exists within Zone-622. There is no reasonable cause for this phenomenon.

Tracing of the ultrasounds emitted across Zone-622 point towards the epicentre, suggesting that the alleged object UTE-9839 suspected to be the source may be possible to locate using a land-based response team. However, no solution to the problem of total desensitisation has yet been made, and communication between the team and operations outside the Zone would not be possible, relying on the return of the task force if any information is to be recovered. Experimentation of possible psychological resistance to the effects of Zone-622 is pending.


The exact purpose of this perception-alteration influence is unknown. As the zone expands, it is noted that the time until total desensitisation delays. Measurements have concluded that the relationship between these two factors maintain so that time until total desensitisation is equal to the time it takes to reach the centre of Zone-622, reasoning that heading directly for the epicentre with a fast speed is unadvisable. Early hypothesis suggests that the perception-alteration influence has two theorised purposes: to prevent human interaction with or understanding of an object (UTE-9839) within the epicentre of Zone-622, or remove human influence from the area indiscriminately.

Rules of Engagement:

UTE-9839 is interminable due to our lack of whereabouts or understanding of the object. If the exact nature of UTE-9839 is determined, further means of liquidation may be approved. Research efforts are currently underway; the proposal of co-operation with the SCP Foundation is currently pending review.


Zone-622 was originally discovered by Romanian Police in 2012, but began rapid expansion in early 2017. On March 4th, Zone-622 expanded unknowingly into the rural town of Neagra. Reaction from the authorities was slow and hindered, despite previous knowledge of the existence of Zone-622 for many years in the nearby wildlife reserves (notably Călimani National Park), existing in folklore but mostly nameless in the public domain.


SENDER: █████ ███████ (TEL: ███-███-████)

Neagra has been isolated for 3 days. Many of the residents who have not exited through coincidence are now unknowingly dying from dehydration. They cannot communicate with us. Rises in the local bear population are suggested to be due to the abundance of a human food source. The birds are eating them as they stand.

The Foundation is nonetheless closer to finding it's so-called 'blackbox' which they claim will supply the answer to all of this. Meanwhile evacuation is occurring but not at a sufficient speed. We do not have a large enough workforce to undertake this operation. I am requesting more assistance for the evacuation process. We lost several teams who entered the town of Neagra before we were made aware of its indescribable effects. We understand as of now that while within the zone we are operating within a narrow timespace, suggested by the GOC to last 2 hours before all primary senses are lost. This means each man can withstand 2 hours within Neagra before we need a replacement. Volunteers are hardly abundant. Please, send more personnel. The people in there are being eaten as we speak.

Evacuation of Neagra was ceased on 9/12/18 (5 days after the alienation of Neagra) after reports confirmed that 70% of residents were deceased. The highest cause of death was due to mauling, presumably from bears or other animals from the local area.



[8/3/18] (00:00 - 58:38)

Recording Transcript of GOC Intervention Expedition Into Zone-622.

Involved: 93320001/431 (Pvt. Lewis Kolawski), 76760225/431 (Pvt. Franko Ardinez), 01065219/431 (Cpt. Alfred 'Alfie' Anderson)

[Start: (00:00)]

Anderson (00:00) "Yeah- area is dead. Most of the bodies… still in early putrefaction."

Ardinez (00:06) "You see anyone alive?"

Kolawski (00:10) "There were some still left in the forest. Shuffling into the trees and waving their arms around. I don't know why. It's not like they can feel them or anything."

Anderson (00:18) "You saw some of them still alive?"

Kolawski (00:21) "Yeah, the forest is full of them."

Ardinez (00:24) "Shouldn't- [pause] shouldn't we be evacuating them?"

Anderson (00:29) "Not our mission, Ardinez. I don't want to touch them either, if I'm honest with you."

Kolawski (00:33) "[Pause] …why are they still alive in the forest?"

Anderson (00:36) "Waiting for dehydration to kill them? Or the bears. Exposure killed the ones on the streets. The trees must've offered some protection. Still, dead or alive, it's not a life worth living."


Kolawski (25:42) "-mauling, his arm. His wristwatch. Parts of… [pause] yeah parts of his hair and scalp inside the stomach. I reckon the body is nearby."

Anderson (25:50) "Where is he?"

Kolawski (26:01) "[Incoherent] -over here. Reporting to confirm the finding of Paule Aldulescu's body. I haven't got a certification in forensics, but we can't perform a necropsy on this."

Anderson (26:12) "Does he have a recording device? Anything to suggest he found the blackbox?"

Kolawski (26:16) "[Pause] -no sir."

Anderson (26:32) "State?"

Kolawski (26:34) "Sir?"

Anderson (26:35) "What state is he in?"

Kolawski (26:38) "Most of his clothes are missing, along with his… [pause] …cause of death, probably crushing of the skull. He's dead, sir. That's the most important-"

Ardinez (26:47) "Man, this is disgusting. Should we be filming this?"

Anderson (26:50) "Look out for any more. Collect anything you find of the body. Check the stomachs of any grizzlies you find."

Ardinez (26:59) "He's dead, alright? Why the hell are we piecing his body back together [incoherent] -jigsaw. He wasn't carry a recorder. He didn't find the blackbox. We shouldn't be-"


Anderson (44:44) "How long until we scuttle?"

Ardinez (44:47) "15 minutes. Maybe less than-"

Kolawski (44:50) "Hey, you see that?"

Anderson (44:55) "Christ, he's still alive."


Anderson (48:01) "Stop- Lewis put the rifle down!"

Kolawski (48:05) "You said it yourself! It's not a life worth living!"

Ardinez (48:10) "So you're going to kill all the survivors?"

Kolawski (48:13) "They're not survivors, Frank. They're dead already. Are you just going to leave them?"

Ardinez (48:17) "He was saying something."

Anderson (48:20) "Lewis, he knows where the blackbox is. He saw it. He saw it, you heard him. He was talking about a gavel."

Kolawski (48:26) "A gavel? You're telling me he's been muttering this whole time, just waiting for someone to hear him? Bullshit."

Anderson (48:30) "Lewis put your rifle down!"

Kolawski (48:33) "I didn't hear him speak! He didn't hear himself! How the hell could he speak? How the hell could he-"


Ardinez (57:00) "We've lost him. I- [pause]. I can't see anymore."

Anderson (57:05) "Yeah. Shit- how did this turn itself-"


Ardinez (58:14) "Slow down. We need to turn back."

Anderson (58:14) "[Unresponsive.]"

Ardinez (58:22) "Alfie, slow down."

Anderson (58:22) "[Unresponsive.]"

Ardinez (58:29) "Alfie come back- where the fuck-"

Anderson (58:32) "Frank? Frank!"

Ardinez (58:34) "I'm here. I can't see you."

Anderson (58:37) "Frank!"

Ardinez (58:38) "Can you hear me? [Pause]. Alfie! [Pause]. Alfie can you hear me?!"

[END 58:38]

Assessment-Division-███ were recovered alive from Zone-622 by supporting teams, however had suffered severe sensory loss. The recording device offers insight into the situation within Zone-622, but is inaccurate regarding the current situation following the death of the last official resident of Neagra.

Following failed attempts to enter Zone-622 and locate UTE-9839 by joint effort of the Foundation and GOC, CI intervention was inevitable. Due to the involvement of multiple dangerous factions, attempted neutralisation of UTE-9839 was performed.

Quartermasters Division-AOD : #4 — [10-05-18]/[29-05-18]

Item Designation Title Qty
1 +1Gen-NAPE Incendiary Device (Napalm Bomb) 3
Notes: Used as an alternative to explosives to prevent significant disturbance and alerting of the public to the existence of Zone-622. Device burnt sections of woodland outside of Zone-622 and required efforts to control, however it appears that the fire did not spread within Zone-622 as observed through smoke tracking. Results are pending review whether UTE-9839 was successfully destroyed there has been no movement of Zone-622, suggesting that the cause still remains.
2 +1Gen-BLU82 BLU-82B/C-130 "Daisy Cutter" 1
Notes: Levelling & clearance explosive. Device failed to detonate once inside Zone-622. Currently Out Of Stock, suggest using a similar device.
3 +1Gen-MOAB GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) 1
Notes: Employed for frequent use against Large Scale Aggressors (LSAs). Explosive device also failed to detonate, and appeared to land in a river inside the zone and was carried downstream. The device was recovered and examined. It appears the timer on the detonator had been reset immediately upon entry of Zone-622, causing the device to detonate approximately 30 minutes after exit from Zone-622 [REMOVED]. Conclusions suggest Zone-622 may be a protective barrier against human intervention.
4 +1Gen0-1MTW 1-Megaton tactical warheads (Grandma's List and Safety Pin) 2
Notes: Warhead dropped on UTE-9839 to no effect. The device was recovered partially-defused, as the connection between the fission projectiles failed to provoke a reaction. Reasons unexplained. The device was disassembled and returned safely to storage. It is concluded that UTE-9839 cannot be influenced through external devices. Current understanding of UTE-9839 prevents us from taking appropriate action. Recommend contacting external sources for assistance on this matter.

The Foundation was unsupportive of both nuclear tests, indicating that removal of UTE-9839 may hinder further access to Zone-622. Events have recently escalated, and the Foundation has temporarily discontinued cooperation with the GOC. It is expected that due the breaking of this alliance the CI may attempt to intervene with the Romanian Government. To prevent further harmful interference, additional nuclear tests are awaiting deployment. Diplomatic efforts to lower hostilities from the SCP Foundation and Romanian Government are underway.


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