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Object #: SCP-250-DE

Object Class: Thaumiel

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-250-DE is currently stored in Outpost-DE4/250 and must remain in its Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System at all times. This System must be powered at all times and has two backup generators for this purpose, which are activated in the event of a power failure. Should the power supply fail completely or SCP-250-DE be stolen, normal containment conditions must be restored within six months. Otherwise, Site-DE9 and all personnel and anomalies therein shall be considered lost and its accesses shall not be reopened.

The Eisler-Johann Space Isolator may only be operated and adjusted by persons with clearance 4/250-EN. Maintenance and repairs must, if possible, be carried out during operation. If this is not possible, the apparatus can be deactivated for up to two days with prior notification as well as evacuation of site-DE9.

Due to its strategic importance, an infantry platoon consisting of forty security personnel must be placed in housings close to Bielefeld University to guard SCP-250-DE in shifts of ten personnel each at all times. Furthermore, half of the present combat personnel from Site-DE3-EX, -DE4, -DE8, and -DE15 must be on call at all times in the event of an attack on SCP-250-DE's isolation cell in Outpost-DE4/250.

In order to conceal SCP-250-DE's existence, Bielefeld University's power bills must be manipulated to hide the energy consumption of the Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System. The Foundation reimburses the university via donations for the electricity costs incurred.

If a message with the code word TITAN is sent to Outpost-DE4/250, a wormhole with the desired specifications is to be opened at the coordinates received in the message using the Eisler wormhole projector after receiving permission from the site director of Site-DE9. It should be noted that such an action can currently only be performed safely at intervals of one year or longer.

The safety of wormholes generated by the Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System should be verified before use by throwing an object, such as rocks or tennis balls, through them.


SCP-250-DE. The background appears black due to backlight.

Description: SCP-250-DE is a 75 cm diameter sphere made of an unknown material. Its weight is about 15 kg. It glows from within and has a continuously changing bubble pattern in the pink to red spectrum. So far, it has not been possible to take samples from the object because it could not be damaged by any methods used by the Foundation.

When SCP-250-DE is subjected to electric currents of at least 200 volts, it begins to distort the spatial structure around it, an effect whose radius of action continuously expands at a rate decreasing by the square the longer energy is applied to it. Under SCP-250-DE's undirected action, wormholes spontaneously form and spatial dimensions are stretched and compressed. This usually remains without consequences for static objects when the energy supply is stopped, but objects and living beings that have been moved within the radius of effect may retain spatial deformations that manifest themselves in a distortion of their physical shape and, in rare cases, wormholes in their interior. Wormholes, in particular, often prove fatal in living creatures as they connect organs whose contents negatively affect each other. The largest distortion field documented to date was 50 meters in diameter.

It has also been found that the effect can be deflected by strong magnetic fields, intensifying it in the remaining area of effect and directing it so that it no longer bends space, but merely exerts extremely strong pressure on the fabric of space. This can result in the opening of passageways to other adjacent spatial constructs such as pocket dimensions and metaphysical planes.

The Foundation became aware of SCP-250-DE and its associated studies in 1993 when rumors surfaced that "space experiments" were being conducted at Bielefeld University, that the university was gradually being converted into a spaceship, and that a conspiracy existed to cover up the fact that Bielefeld did not exist. An investigation revealed the existence of SCP-250-DE at the Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Bielefeld und Umgegend e. V. (i.e. Natural Science Association for Bielefeld and the surrounding area), and the Foundation took custody of the object and all those involved in the studies of the object.

The object came into the possession of the association in 1972 through the donation of an amateur geologist who had allegedly found the object on Puys de Sancy in the Massif Central, France. After apparently accidentally dropping the object and destroying a lamp in the process, its anomalous properties were noted.

By using an induction furnace from the Faculty of Mathematics and Engineering at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, it was later possible to focus and align SCP-250-DE's effect in such a way that a harmless wormhole could be created. However, this wormhole did not connect to any location on Earth, but instead opened access to SCP-250-DE-1.


Recording from SCP-250-DE-1.

SCP-250-DE-1 is a pocket dimension with an area of about 270 km2. The sky of the place is at all times covered by gray clouds through which light from an unknown source shines on the whole pocket dimension. Inside the pocket dimension, the air temperature is a constant 23.5 °C. At the time of its discovery, it housed the partially overgrown ruins of a dilapidated city, as well as the remains of its former inhabitants, which were examined by the Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Bielefeld und Umgegend e. V. According to their findings, the ruins were the remains of the city of Bielefeld, which had apparently been transported to this dimension in 1637.

At that time, the Foundation did not have the means to completely suppress the "Bielefeld conspiracy theory" that had arisen and therefore limited itself to modifying its origin in such a way that no more parallels to SCP-250-DE could be drawn. In retrospect, this turned out to be a stroke of luck, as █████████ ██████, then a member of the SCP-250-DE excursion, suffered a relapse in 2009 due to a previously unknown resistance to the amnesics used at the time. However, his attempted disclosure was dismissed by the public without Foundation influence as a marketing stunt for the upcoming film The Bielefeld Conspiracy. ██████ was later taken back into custody and his memory purged with further, stronger amnesics.

The Foundation established an outpost-DE4/250 in remote, underground facilities at Bielefeld University, inaccessible to the public and university faculty, after the conclusion of the investigation. Maintenance workers and janitors with access to the area are all employed and paid by the Foundation. This action was unavoidable because SCP-250-DE could not create a portal at any other location the Foundation tested in Bielefeld.

After the establishment of Outpost-DE4/250, extensive studies of SCP-250-DE-1 and the reasons for its existence began. Numerous documents were recovered from the pocket dimension, but due to their age and lack of maintenance, many of them were no longer legible.


A magnetic ring component of the Eisler-Johan Room Isolator System.

In order to freely explore SCP-250-DE, the Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System was developed at Site-DE12 and completed in 1998. These devices use magnetic fields to align and adjust the effect of the anomaly. After some experimentation, it was found that the effect could be relayed, deflected, and amplified within SCP-250-DE-1 via ring-shaped electromagnets. Taking advantage of these properties, it became possible to open wormholes of arbitrary diameter to distant locations. Therefore, after extensive experiments, a wormhole was opened in site-DE19, through which the pocket dimension could be explored without much effort. In 1999, a project proposal was sent to the O4 Council by the responsible project leader, Dr. Buchenwald, based on the knowledge gained.


The Eisler Wormhole Projector.

Following a 9-4 decision by the O4 Council in favor of the proposal, construction began on Site-DE9, while at the same time efforts were being undertaken to expand the Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System so that multiple sites could be simultaneously connected to SCP-250-DE. In addition, construction began on the Eisler Wormhole Projector, an enhancement of the Space Isolator System that allows temporary wormholes to be opened at theoretically any location in the universe. It was determined that accesses to sites DE19, DE25, and DE6 had top priority and had to be specially secured.

Site-DE9 went into operation on Nov. 15, 2007. At this time, however, the Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System was not calibrated well enough to connect additional sites, so the first major logistics ventures were using the Eisler wormhole projector. In 2008, site-DE20 was connected, followed by site-DE6 in 2009. However, further sites could not be connected due to Incident 250-DE-1 in 2010.

Incident 250-DE-1: The incident occurred in the morning as further tests were being conducted to open a suitable wormhole to Site-DE12. SCP-250-DE suddenly exhibited previously undocumented activity and began to increase and decrease the intensity of its effects seemingly at random, regardless of the applied current. This anomaly was noted when D-28837 was asked to drive a sheep through the newly created wormhole for testing1. The sheep was shredded by a spatial distortion upon entering the wormhole, with D-28837 recoiling before he could also become a victim of the anomaly. Similar incidents also occurred when people passed through the pre-existing wormholes, with the exception of the original portal in Outpost-DE4/250.

The Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System was then reworked over a period of six months to better withstand such phenomena and to ensure the stability of the existing wormholes. While this effort succeeded to the complete satisfaction of all involved, the new, unpredictable nature of SCP-250-DE complicated the calibration of new wormholes to such a degree that their creation was no longer economically viable. In addition, SCP-250-DE now appears to have a sort of "colldown time" of one year, which affects the deployment of the Eisler spacetime projector. After its deployment, the intensity of fluctuations of the anomaly increases to such a degree that further deployment of the device carries a high risk of a malfunctioning wormhole and, in addition, jeopardizes the safety of the entire Eisler-Johann Space Isolator System and thus the existing wormholes. The security measures have been adapted to this end.

It is now believed that SCP-250-DE has been damaged by the ever-increasing load, but Site-DE9 is by now such an important containment site that the risk of anomaly failure must be accepted.

Appendix 250-DE-1: Post-incident measurements have shown that SCP-250-DE-1 has begun to expand at a rate of about 5 cm per year, perfectly mimicking the topography around Bielefeld. Research on the implications of this phenomenon is ongoing.

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