Item #: SCP-185-FR
Threat Level: Black ●
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: Due to the static nature of SCP-185-FR instances precluding other means of containment, they are to be kept under constant surveillance. An exclusion zone extending five (5) kilometres from SCP-185-FR is to be established around all currently known instances. Public access to this zone is to be officially forbidden under the pretext of contamination caused by illegal dumping of radioactive waste. Every three (3) months, surveillance teams may, if necessary, deposit mildly radioactive substances in the vicinity of the exclusion zone in order to reaffirm the radioactive pollutant theory. Areas affected by SCP-185-FR are to be demarcated and patrolled daily using two (2) disarmed VAB Mk3 RDT transports. Flyovers in these areas are prohibited, however. In the case of a potential reflux, surveillance teams must evacuate any human and animal corpses.
Surveillance teams shall consist of twenty-five (25) members armed by the Department of Security and clad in military uniforms. These teams are to be rotated every three months, and will be based out of a mobile bunker, which will serve as their command centre.
Because of the effects of SCP-185-FR, any object, animal or human being caught in the field has to be left in place. Potential witnesses of a capture event are to be administered Class C amnestics and be inserted with false memories of attacks by wildlife, accidents, or any other scenario that would result in death or disappearance. The different instances must, whenever possible, be monitored via high-magnification cameras placed outside the event horizon of SCP-185-FR; at the present time, only SCP-185-FR-02 and SCP-185-FR-03 are being monitored in this manner.
Should any new instances manifest, surveillance circuits must immediately be redrawn and, if necessary, the command centre relocated to outside the event horizon of SCP-185-FR.
Description: SCP-185-FR is a cluster of anomalies present in the ██████████ Forest on the border between Poland and Belarus. This group is presently comprised of five instances designated SCP-185-FR-01 through SCP-185-FR-05.
Each instance differs slightly from every other in its physical form, though not in its anomalous effects. Overall, instances of SCP-185-FR appear as pole-like metallic structures supporting an animated assembly that vaguely resembles a stylized sun. Their height ranges from six (6) to fourteen (14) metres, while their diameter ranges from three (3) to five (5) metres. Collecting samples of the material composition of these instances is precluded by the effect of SCP-185-FR, which renders any approach physically impossible.
SCP-185-FR's area of effect varies between thirty (30) and fifty (50) metres each. Since the manifestation of SCP-185-FR-03, SCP-185-FR's area of effect covers seven and a half (7.5) square kilometres, partially delimited by the five (5) instances. This area of effect fluctuates in unpredictable ways between the instances, with variations able to reach up to one-hundred and fifty (150) metres. The duration between the fluctuations can vary from several hours to several days.
Any and all forms of movement is impossible inside SCP-185-FR's area of effect, with the exception of the SCP-185-FR instances themselves. All manner of kinetic energy is nullified inside SCP-185-FR's area of effect: any object and lifeform caught within the zone during a fluctuation event is instantly frozen in place. In spite of this, gravitational forces still work within the zone, affecting objects and lifeforms alike. As such, a ball thrown into the zone during a fluctuation event will abruptly halt and fall to the ground. Due to the absence of kinetic forces, it is impossible to retrieve lifeforms trapped within the zone. Lifeforms trapped inside do not appear to decompose, even if they are deceased.
During a fluctuation event, the zone's event horizon appears as a vibrating invisible wall, and becomes impossible to traverse.
The only movement registered within the zone is that of the various instances of SCP-185-FR.
Since the appearance of SCP-185-FR-03, the area of effect has increased in an irregular manner with each new instance. Even though the time lapse between each new manifestation grows longer with each event, each new manifestation event has corresponded with a significant expansion of SCP-185-FR's area of effect. Researchers estimate that by 2019 the zone will have reached the town of ████████, and that it will have been partially or completely trapped within the anomalous area of effect by 2025. More precise simulations are made difficult due to the irregularity of the zone itself. However, what is certain is that, given enough time, the effect will grow to encompass the entire world.
Chronology of manifestations events:
- SCP-185-FR-01 appears on 24/05/1994
- SCP-185-FR-02 appears on 24/05/1995
- SCP-185-FR-03 appears on 24/05/1997
- SCP-185-FR-04 appears on 24/05/2000
- SCP-185-FR-05 appears on 24/05/2014
- SCP-185-FR-06 potential manifestation on 24/05/2019
- SCP-185-FR-07 potential manifestation on 24/05/2025