A door to nowhere and everywhere?

Today I am writing to you about SCP-004, which is better known as The 12 Rusty Keys and the Door.

SCP004 consists of an old wooden barn style door and a set of 12 steel keys that have rusted. SCP-004-1 is the door, SCP-004-2 through to SCP004-13 are the keys. The door is in a frame at an abandoned factory, the location of which is redacted in the report.

In 1949 three children found the door while trespassing, they also found the keys in a lockbox. One of the children, now known as SCP004-CAS01, goes missing when the children are attempting to figure out which key opens the door. A month after SCP004-CAS01 goes missing their severed right hand is found eight kilometres from the door. Further searching revealed that other body parts had been scattered around the door, some parts as far as 32 kilometres away. (it is worth mentioning at this point that not all of SCP004-CAS01 were recovered, they appeared decades later, and seemed to have suffered no decomposition in that time)

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The Biological Motherboard

Today I want to talk to you about SCP-003, the biological motherboard.

This is one of my favourite SCP’s because of its unique take on machine life. Machines being alive and having consciousness is not anything unique but I very much enjoy this particular take on the concept.


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SCP-003 is made up of two parts, each separately labelled as SCP-003-1 and SCP-003-2. Part one is a circuit/motherboard made up of hair, nails etc. it predates all man-made circuitry but a not-insignificant amount of time, aka thousands of years. It is also self-aware and can be dangerous in certain circumstances.

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SCP-3300 The Rain

Take an Umbrella

Today I am writing to tell to you about SCP-3300, also known as The Rain.

This is a meteorological SCP, in that it is, as the name suggests, a weather phenomenon, to be more specific a localised weather phenomenon.

SCP 3300 is one that captures the imagination in part because it is an interesting concept but mostly due to the added documents that come with the report. While the SCP foundation cannot actively observe SCP-3300 a resident has observed it and we have a copy of their journal which shows a ground-level observation of SCP-3300.

I love the SCP’s where we get proper reports, journals etc as opposed to those which just give a description of the SCP and containment procedures. We get a much more grounding experience with the reports, we get an in-depth emotional account of the SCP and that, for me, is always more engrossing.

So, without further delay, let look at SCP-3300.

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SCP: 3812

When God’s go mad

Today I am writing to you about SCP–3812.

This particular SCP is a favourite of mine due to the levels that it works on. Has an incredible level of power over reality, which in itself is scary, but it also suffers from a severe mental illness that affects how it perceives the world around it. These two things combined make a highly unpredictable, powerful and terrifying creature. While it does not seem to exhibit malice it doesn’t have to in order to be dangerous.

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SCP: SCP-2678

Today I want to talk to you about SCP – 2678.

Today I am writing to you about a terrifying church.

SCP – 2678 is perhaps one of the creepier SCP’s, as while it doesn’t seem to contain monsters/physical threats, it is steeped in atmosphere and has strong influences to harm being done to children. The entire SCP is incredibly eerie and one of the SCPs that doesn’t seem to have been fully explored and so the element of mystery remains. Especially as according to the SCP Wiki the access point has been resealed and disguised as a bookshelf and all previously scheduled explorations have been cancelled.

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SCP: SCP-5002

Neutralised SCP

Today I am writing to talk to you about a neutralised SCP. 

Neutralised being the word used when an SCP loses its power/ability/life. An object can be neutralised by being destroyed, though the SCP foundation is not known for deliberately destroying SCP’s. An SCP can also be neutralised by having its ability removed.

SCP-5002 was neutralised via death, however.

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Katie Recommends: Festive SCPS!

Ho, ho, ho

I think the SCP Foundation is a great way to experience horror. It’s got little bits of everything, from Lovecraftian ancient gods to haunted objects and unexplained occurrences.

One of my favourite YouTube channels specialises in explaining SCP’s, looking at the potential thought and inspiration behind them (My favourite exploration they did, the one that got me hooked was The Deer, I highly recommend giving it a go).

In the spirit of the season today I want to share with you one of their festive explorations.


A Bit of Fun: Lord Bung: Containment

Poor Conner

I’m a big fan of the creative writing project that is the SCP Foundation and I want to share something fun about it with you today.

Not only do I enjoy the website itself, but I also love the explanation and readings videos you find on YouTube. Recently, however, I stumbled across something else. Lord Bung, a YouTube animator who makes various cartoons and rants.

He also makes a series called Containment, set in the SCP Universe.

The series tells the story of Connor, a chap with regenerative immortality and it’s marvellous. It’s witty, well made, well written and had me laughing all the way through.

I strongly recommend it.


Oversimplified SCP


Today I want to share something a bit fun with you.

I talk a lot about how Horror is a flexible genre, lending itself to novels, comics, games, and films. I’ve also talked at length before about how the internet has created an awesome new outlet for horror in the form of Creepypastas, like digital urban legends or campfire stories for the modern age.

One of my favourite spooky things the internet has created is the SCP Foundation.

For those who don’t know the SCP Foundation is an online creative writing project with hundreds of contributors. It borrows from Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy (probably why I love it so much) and tells the story (in the form of reports, interviews, logs etc) of the SCP Foundation, SCP standing for Secure, Contain, Protect. The Foundation Secures and Contains individuals, entities, locations, and objects that have anomalous properties E.G: they are bloody strange or cause strange/supernatural/unexplained things to happen when you encounter them.

Some SCP’s are funny, some are sad, some are interesting and some are downright terrifying. It’s absolutely marvellous and if you’ve not experienced it yet, I strongly recommend you do.

That being said, it can be a tricky universe to break into, as there’s an awful lot of it and it’s hard to know where to begin.

But never fear, for I have come today with a wonderful little gem.

A manga knows as Oversimplified SCP, it’s adorable even when it’s telling the story of The Shy guy (not something I thought possible before).

This is a great way to experience the SCP universe for the first time (or the millionth time) as it gives a little taster in an easily digestible format.

Go on, give it a go!