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SCP-5212 - The White Rabbit / 白兎

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被害者の私物から回収されたSCP-5212と推定される生物の画像。SCP-5212の写真は致死的な危険性を呈さないことに留意すべし。

アイテム番号: SCP-5212

オブジェクトクラス: Keter

特別収容プロトコル: SCP-5212を発見し、収容するための取り組みが現在進行中です。SCP-5212の物理的な収容が達成されるまでの間、これらのプロトコルは情報の難読化と、目撃者がまだ死亡していない場合の記憶処理を重視します。

SCP-5212の存在は既に周辺地域の民間伝承に組み込まれているため、公記録からの完全な抹消は不可能です。代案として、地域社会に潜入したエージェントがこの民間伝承に手を加え、典型的な“幽霊譚”と一致するテーマを強調することによって、SCP-5212がもたらすより奇抜な死についての情報を最小限に抑制します。

SCP-512遭遇事例の大半は疑わしい要素の無い死に繋がるため、事例の大半において過度の記憶処理は必要とされません。ごく稀な例外には、地域社会に潜入中のエージェントがケースバイケースで対応します。

説明: SCP-5212はイギリスのマージーサイドに — 具体的にはクランク村とビリンジ村の間の領域に — 棲息していることが知られている、外見上はウサギ様の実体です。今日まで財団職員とSCP-5212の直接遭遇はありませんが、その実在に関する目撃者の報告には信憑性があると見做され、当該地域における明白な異常活動の形跡で裏付けられています。

SCP-5212に遭遇した人物らの証言によると、SCP-5212は白い毛皮と赤い目を有する小さなアナウサギに似ており、その品種に典型的な大きさや体格をしています。遭遇事例が夜間や薄暗い場所で発生した場合、目撃者はSCP-5212が発光し、大量の眩い白色光を周囲に放出していたとも述べます。財団はまだSCP-5212を直接検査する機会を得ていないため、その内部生理学については全く断定されていません — 物理的な実体であるという推測さえも定かではありません。

SCP-5212はビリンジ村とクランク村の間の領域に居る人物の前に定期的に現れます。SCP-5212が姿を見せる人物を選ぶ基準は不明確であり、遭遇事例の間隔は2週間から6年までの範囲で変化します。SCP-5212と人間の遭遇事例は通常、以下のパターンに沿って進行します。

  • 問題の対象者は一人きりで、作業を行っているか、別な何かを観察しています。対象者がこの作業/観察対象から目を逸らすと、突然SCP-5212が何処か近くから自分を見つめているのに気付きます。対象者とSCP-5212の距離は遭遇事例ごとにまちまちです — 両者が互いの1m以内に居る場合もあれば、SCP-5212がかなり離れた位置にいる場合もあります。
  • In the majority of cases, the subject will cite a certainty that SCP-5212 was observing them for some time before they became aware of its presence, although they cannot explain the reasoning behind this belief when questioned.
  • SCP-5212 will continue to observe the subject, failing to flee or visibly react if shooed away by the subject. Some subjects have reported feelings of extreme cold and weightlessness at this point, but this is inconsistent.
  • If the subject looks away from SCP-5212 and then looks back, they will find that it has vanished. In some cases, even blinking is enough to prompt this response.
  • In cases where subjects do not look away from SCP-5212, they have described the entity's ears turning to point in their direction and rapidly stretching towards them, suggesting that these protrusions are limbs used for grasping rather than actual ears. This occurs regardless of distance — one individual, standing approximately fifty meters away from SCP-5212 and observing it via binoculars, described the protrusions stretching to fill the space between them in the span of a few seconds. It is unknown what occurs if these protrusions were to make contact with the subject, as all known SCP-5212 witnesses have fled prior to this happening.

All individuals who directly observe SCP-5212 will, without exception, die within the next six months. The method of death is variable but always seemingly coincidental, usually through illness or accident — suggesting that SCP-5212 may utilize some method of probabilistic manipulation to eliminate its victims.

Other deaths have occurred in the area where SCP-5212 is known to reside, but the circumstances in which they have occurred is unclear. Evidence suggests that, unlike the majority of deaths attributed to SCP-5212, these victims were killed instantly during the encounter itself — and unlike the seemingly coincidental causes of deaths in those cases, these deaths appear to have been caused by sudden and bizarre means. (See Addendum 5212-2.)

Despite the work of Foundation agents over a sixty-year period, SCP-5212 has not yet been personally encountered by containment staff — and no physical evidence of it, such as shed fur or droppings, has been discovered at the locations of sightings. Due to the long period between SCP-5212 appearances and the inherent deniability of the majority of deaths it causes, this has thus far not presented a substantial risk to secrecy. Nevertheless, efforts to locate and contain SCP-5212 continue.


Addendum 5212-1: Potential History

The exact origin of SCP-5212 is unknown, but what is believed to be its first appearance occurred in 1833, shortly after a meteor shower that was especially prominent in the area.

One week following the meteor shower, a local monk named Geoffrey Miller discovered the body of six year old Jennifer Gatman resting against the village chapel's outside wall. Gatman had been found missing from her bed two nights earlier, and it had been feared that she had wandered away from her home and become lost.

Although the historical nature of this event makes Gatman's cause of death difficult to determine, Miller's personal journal — which was recovered from auction in 1982 — described the girl as having clearly frozen to death. Furthermore, he claimed that the girl's body was still so cold when she was discovered that she could not be touched without gloves, and that one of her limbs snapped off when local authorities attempted to move her.

It is believed that this was the first death directly caused by SCP-5212. Following this event, SCP-5212's now-consistent behaviour pattern developed, with the anomaly being the cause of mostly coincidental deaths rather than the clearly anomalous ones experienced by Jennifer Gatman and only a few other victims over the years.


Addendum 5212-2: Incident 5212-1

On 22/05/2019, the proprietor of the Stork's Inn, located in the village of Billinge, reported that three travelers who had booked rooms there had failed to return for six days after heading out as a group for a hiking trip. Foundation agents embedded in local law enforcement, suspecting possible SCP-5212 involvement, investigated the personal effects of these travelers and discovered that they had likely come to the region under false pretenses and using false names.

Evidence suggests that the travelers belonged to an as-of-yet unknown group, aware of SCP-5212's existence, and seeking to hunt it for the purpose of personal prestige.

The bodies of the travelers, having suffered from anomalous deaths caused by SCP-5212, were discovered in various locations in and around the forests in the area. Notable details of these deaths have been recorded below:

Name Location Further Details
"Amalric Wolff" Just outside the mouth of a cave in the nearby 'Crank Caverns'. Corpse found in the possession of a hunting rifle and knife. Inspection suggests that the rifle jammed when the trigger was pulled. Cause of death ruled as instantaneous fatal cryostasis, similar to historical accounts of Jennifer Gatman's death, with analysis suggesting that the victim's body temperature instantly fell to -232°C.
"Annaliesa Riese" Wide area in a clearing in the local woods. Hunting rifle and knife found in the vicinity. Inspection suggests that the rifle jammed when the trigger was pulled. Cause of death ruled as explosive decompression, although the scattered state of Riese's remains makes further analysis difficult.
"Siegfried Peters" Resting against the outside wall of a beacon tower atop local landmark 'Billinge Hill'. Corpse found in the possession of a hunting rifle and knife. Inspection suggests that the rifle jammed when the trigger was pulled. Hunting knife discovered to be melted from the hilt upwards. Cause of death ruled as respiratory failure caused by massive amounts of lunar regolith present in the victim's lungs.