Secure Facility Dossier: Site-313
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Secure Facility Dossier

Official Designation: SCP Foundation Containment, Research and Development Site

Site Identification Code: COCABL-Site-313

General Information

Founded: 16 March 1952

Founding Director: Lisbeth Almeida

Location: Balboa, Cauca, Colombia

Cover Story: Hacienda "La Barquereña"

Site Function: Research, containment, development of countercognitive, counterconceptual and psionic technologies; medical support (specializing in cognitive sciences), temporal containment and analysis of social groups.

Surface Area Covered: 10.52km2

Staffing Information


Director Alexandra Garmendia

General Director: Alexandra Garmendia

Assistant Secretary General: Teobaldo Galindo

Personnel Director: Aldana Aristeguieta1

Containment Director: Violeta Casas

Ethics Director: Luisana Garmendia

Internal Affairs Director: Eduardo Salvatore


    Department Heads: 9

    Doctors: 58

    Researchers: 209

    Administrative Personnel: 65

    Maintenance and Janitorial Personnel: 82

    Security Personnel: 116

    D-Class: 89

    Other Personnel: 43

Structural Information

Containment Anomalies

ID Class
SCP-ES-122 Safe
SCP-ES-146 Keter
SCP-ES-175 Euclid
SCP-ES-180 Thaumiel
SCP-ES-201 Keter
SCP-ES-270 Keter
SCP-ES-291 Safe

Additional Information

Birth Period


View of the façade of Site-313 created by the Gestalt Suppression Antennas.

Founded on March 16, 1952, Site-313 was initially a coalition among several Foundation sites for the investigation of cognitive and psychiatric anomalies, choosing such a location because of:

  1. An extensive research field regarding the psychosocial process of the South American region, classified as highly fluctuating.
  2. SCP-ES-███ (see PTMR-IV), an informational anomaly that stores information on people and events within a 10km radius.
  3. Its difficult access by terrestrial means.

Thus, in the first instance, the research departments of general psychology, cognitohazards and neurosciences were founded and distributed in two facilities: the White Facility (consisting of general psychology, administration and adjoined departments) and the Black Facility (consisting of cognitohazards, neurosciences and adjunct departments).

It should be noted that, at the time of its construction, Colombia was experiencing an upsurge in the period of hostile protests between liberal and conservative supporters, known as La Violencia. Therefore, additionally, the site functioned as a regulator of such a situation, preventing major events such as the Cali Tragedy.9, state fascism in '57 and afterwards10 an assassination attempt on U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Puritan Period

By the mid-1960s, the former and second director of the facility, Elisana Oropesa, laid the groundwork for what would later become one of the largest neurological research sites in the Latin American region. During her directorship, from 1963 to 198411, several projects focused on mass control and hostile thought paradigms were carried out in the South American region, leading to the creation of the Subversions Department in 1969, a Department that was later extended to several continents with socially active and culturally unstable countries.

Elisana Oropesa was known for being a puritanical neurologist, thus rejecting esoteric areas of study within its facilities, constantly refusing approval for the construction of facilities focused on parapsychology, essophysics, narrative analysis, among other sectors of research, giving way to constant and sometimes dependent connections to other facilities of the SCP Foundation. Likewise, Dir. Oropesa was also a great humanist, with the firm belief that, in fact, any mental illness has or will have a cure, through conventional medicine or tangential medicine.

In addition to this, Dir. Oropesa was involved in solving the following cases:

  • The Great Peru-Ecuador-Colombian Information Highway: A network of infoconductor trees whose roots extended through the territories of Perú, Ecuador and Colombia and which were used by drug traffickers to communicate.
  • The South American Occult Continental War of '74: Due to the Cuban Revolution, along with the nascent US-driven dictatorships, civil-military dissident groups began to emerge in countries allied to the political left. Even with a possible war looming around the corner in the superficial world, such a war never happened. However, behind the Veil, many historical figures carried flags on them, supporting what they believed to be the truth and thus beginning a 6-year hidden war involving major military and government figures in a race for ideological supremacy. It is noteworthy that during this period, the leftist governments that participated had help from the Cuban Ministry of Anomalies.
  • The Guyanese Firewall Problem: An event that prevented the passage of Guyanese inhabitants out of the territory of French Guiana, if this occurred, a great part of the concepts of modernity were eliminated from their memory.
  • Intensive quelling of FARC-EP in Colombian territory due to their involvement in occult operations.

Thanks to this last point, in 1972, Site-313 suffered an assault by a FARC-EP guerrilla group of at least 350 men equipped with war weapons when they located the transport routes to the site. It is noteworthy that at the time of the assault, the Gestalt camouflage technology had not yet begun to be developed, using refractory camouflage technology which fulfilled its function at long distances, but not at short distances. At that time, Site-313 had a disadvantage in terms of number of soldiers, but a substantially superior strength to the assaulting group, thanks to this, the attack was quickly withdrawn in less than a day. However, some FARC-EP members managed to gain access to the site complex, but were instantly liquidated with minor casualties.

It was not until 1973 that Site-313 received new areas of research: fine arts and neurolinguistics. With this, a group of anartists began to prowl the facilities and collate with the Subversions Department. Among these talks, the Public Artistic Exhibition Agreement was reached, an agreement where Site-313 would use methods of social control and would impart them to artists of continental caliber, the first and most important targets being singers and actors. All this was kept in place in order to decrease the fluctuating regional social change. However, this process was too arduous, and results finally began to be seen in the new millennium.

As a side note, it is known that Site-313 provided limited para-technological resources to the network of military dictatorships that ruled South America from the mid 1970's to the late 1980's, as part of an alliance for the capture of GRU-P or CMA allies, as well as other Interest Groups with political interests. Because of this, Site-313 was seen as an ally of Operation Condor, thus leading to funding by adjunct nations in retribution.

Dark Period

Once Director Oropesa died in 1984, the memeticist Eulogio Marcano took over until 2001, when he mysteriously disappeared. His leadership was marked by the beginning of a series of strange events surrounding Site-313 personnel, the focus of the events being personnel with intentions of betraying the Foundation itself by handing over information to Groups of Interest, sabotaging the facilities or research. These events were later dubbed "Libra Events".

The first mention of such events under the current name is unknown, however, these events are characterized by the ontological alteration of the affected subject, resulting in an anomaly based on the subject itself which leaves it disabled and is benign in nature. Although sometimes the consciousness of the affected person remains intact, it is often dissociated due to the anomaly or conversion of the subject (see SCP-ES-146, SCP-ES-270 above for more information). Likewise, the actual causes of such events beyond their trigger are unknown.


View of one of the roads leading to Site-313. The existence of the elephant in the photo remains unknown.

In 1990, paranarcotrafficking was at its peak, and this environment was a nest for new characters in the occult strata, so Site-313 served as a command center for an operation with allied facilities for espionage and dismantling of small cells. However, this caused the displeasure of the Norte del Valle Cartel, who had strong business dealings in communities behind the Veil and nexus in and around Colombia.

In 1995, as an ultimatum, the Cartel took possession of the resource trucks arriving at Site-313, concealing and disabling any communication from the truck operators far from their arrival at the Site. This went on for at least a week, during which time the site consumed almost all of its resources and it had still not been possible to locate the trucks despite the extensive deployment of force. Every new truck that was deployed to Site-313 was hijacked, and resource helicopters were shot down.

After the tenth day, a member of the Cartel contacted Site-313 through one of the truck drivers, whereupon members of the General Psychology Department intervened to reach an agreement to desist in the dismantling that the Foundation had been carrying out in the area, or else not only would the resources not be returned, but they would proceed to attack large populations. Site-313 agreed to such terms, averting its sights from the anomalous narcotics business for a time and at the same time experimenting with them.

However, this agreement was not honored once it became known how the 1995 incident was carried out: bilocation and camouflage technology. Once this and more was known about the technology available to the occult branches of the Colombian paranarcotrafficking, following one by one their most important Cartels, the Santander Project was carried out, initiating a occult war against these Cartels for good. This event took place from 1999-2002, when most of this drug trafficking stratum was wiped out.

Learning Period

At the beginning of the new decade, the remaining departments were completed and the esoteric research field was welcomed at Site-313, thus opening the psionics, memetics and counterconceptual departments. With this, psychologist Alexandra Garmendia also took over from 2001 to the present.

Garmendia learned from her predecessors and has turned her eyes away from the political world and the war, focusing on what really matters: the research, containment and health of her staff. Thus, Site-313 has become an ethically healthy place compared to its predecessor periods, greatly advancing research and taking stress off the staff.

As of this writing, Site-313 maintains tracking operations of some local ecoterrorist groups such as the Serpent's Hand and the Children of the Vine. Studies on the oneirosphere have been planned.

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