From the SCP Foundation Tales Archive: "Document Recovered From The Marianas Trench". An important message that must be heard by all who believe and don't believe in the SCP Foundation. Be careful who you trust.
Publish Date: Apr 07, 2021
just find it helpful or something. Once I'm done, I'm going to seal it up in a pipe coated in wax and check it into the Marine. Maybe someday someone will read this and try to put things together if they're allowed to. I'd love to start at the beginning, but I'm honestly not sure. When the world started to end. It could have been years and years before the final bits. Or or it could have been all at once. Everything was so grim, but with warmer air cooler sees too little gas and too many people. Things could have been unraveling for ages before things bubbled up to the public eye. What I and others remember most was when Disney Magic sank. It was then, I think, that most people started to think that things might be worse than they seemed. The Disney magic was a big cruise ship, one of those liner jobs, the tools around islands and stuff. One day the news was all screaming about how suddenly it just went down and when it was trying to put into port. So the weird thing about it was held. There was no video of it for a really long time. Some still pictures of it floating fine, but none of it actually going down. Then somehow a tape showed up when the news started playing it. I have to imagine they didn't review it First. The ship was puffing along strong and fast, little boats bobbing around it, looking like every vacation lovers dream when suddenly it stopped. I mean stopped just like a dead hole. I could have just slammed into a mountain. You can see people go lurching forward all over the deck. A bunch of junk fall off the sides. It was a real mess. It's all still for a few seconds. And suddenly there's this foaming behind the ship. Most people assumed it was the engine trying to fire up again. Then then, um, came up. I'm not sure if it actually was an arm, but it was some kind of limb, and it must have been 100 for long. At least it reached up along the side of the boat and just it's just ripped open. I mean, unzipped it like a coat, and you can see all the people inside, screaming and running. There's also and then you saw something lurched up a big spiny shape, pushing against that gap, just shoving in. And then there was an explosion on its back, and the camera whipped up to show a couple of jets whizzing by in mhm. In the end, I remember just sitting there stand looking at the TV, barely noticing the president coming on to declare a state of emergency. Mhm. I think it was two or three days later when the TV went under full government control. But I've been a week, I'm not sure Internet to clamp later, but soon all you could hear, read or see was remain calm. Everything is under control. Mm hmm. He's the oddest thing was that life really didn't change much for awhile. Bill still came. Start to work, go to school. All that. Just It's just a lot more scared faces and a lot more weird talk. It's pretty soon we were getting told that whole towns were being evacuated that there was a plague or a riot or a terrorist bomb or some some other nightmare. My brother down South said that they got moved because of a huge wildfire. The right thing was, he said, he said, that the fire moved, oddly, seemed to shoot right for gas or brush and didn't travel evenly. After a while, he swore he saw what looked like a 20 ft tall man of fire, walking and eating everything. Call got dropped right after he said that I haven't talked to him since. So things got worse. Little by little, people kept being moved, and there's no real way to communicate with each other anymore. That was really reliable. So it's hard to say just how bad things were still where her mouth was still going strong and it was creepy. It crazy shit, like really stuff about zombies in the North, killing frenzies in the East, a place near the ocean where the ground was alive and eating people cult screaming about the second coming and killing people to buy off God. Hi. I started pulling more and more away from people just to get some ignorant piece of mind. Looking back at, uh, probably saved my life. Finally, one day I woke up and there was blood on my window. It was outside, and I could hear some insane shit going down outside screaming, clanking gunshots and a smell like burning wires. Yeah, that's when I heard mhm. Yeah, I'm not ashamed to admit it. I left my fellow man to rot and hid inside for almost a full week long after the noise stopped. After the fifth day, the electricity and gas gave out along with the running water. When I finally got hard up for supplies, poked my nose out and saw that the whole of the west side of the world What's gone now? I don't know for sure if it actually is gone, but there's a cliff that starts 30 ft to the west of my house, and I cannot see the bottom of it. They also can't see the other side of this ravine. So for all intents and purposes, that part of the world is gone for me. The suburb I was in like a war zone, blood and broken stuff everywhere. Houses carved up my body stone, which I still think was weird. A scrounged up some food and stuff from some of the houses and then went back home. I've been doing that for a while now. I'm not sure how long really might have been years and years or or just a few months. It's hard to say. Sometimes the sun just sticks in one spot for what feels like days and other times these clouds roll in and you can't see two ft. There's a There's things around to run in the first noise, but I think they're about man site and they seem to like metal. A little thing Scramble around in the rubble sometimes, so try and keep clear. One time a thing that looked like a pill bug the size of a cat called out looked at me and screen stop in perfect English Mm, I hid inside for days. There are also these, um these big blimp things that float around. Sometimes they have little bugs on their undersides and they look kind of like maggots. But with eyes all over, see everything when they land back. It's the time that they stay high up. One of these are just passed. When I found the hurt guy, he was all ripped up and looked like one of those SWAT team guys you see on the TV sometimes. But this combat suit thing was all ripped to hell. Yeah, I dragged him back home and then uh, then we talked. He said that he'd been hunting that blimp thing, but it got hacked. Wouldn't say by what? Uh huh. He looked like he was on his last legs. I fed him some canned beans and some water and seemed to come around a little, asked me who I was if I was all right and all that. You know, he seemed kind of shocked when I said he was the first person I've seen since the West of the world vanish. He told me it wasn't gone, just relocated, but I didn't say what that meant. I helped heal him up and kept asking who he was, but he wouldn't say. Finally, he just said, Screw it, that his orders were probably no good anymore anyway, and told me. He said he worked for a foundation or something and that they were like a combination jail and research center who said that he was one of the agents who went around trying to find strange stuff and keep it from hurting people. I said he was doing a hell of a job so far, I love pretty hard. He said something had happened and that a bunch of these things had gotten loose at the same time and caused this foundation place to lose control, he said. It became a G 80 dead greenhouse scenario. I asked him what I meant, and I looked at me for a long while before going on, he said. That's what they call a situation where everybody on Earth dies. But the earth itself is still okay and can support life. I asked what did that matter if everybody's dead? And they smiled strangely, I asked him if anyone else on Earth was still alive and he said Yes, but carefully spread out and contain. After that, I just saw, sat and digested things for a bit. And the man he started stretching and checking his cuts. He was starting to pull on his boots. When I asked what happens now, he said that they have to reboot things so they have the technology to require almost anything and that making people is actually pretty easy said that they would clean out and contain things, rebuild the broken cities and repopulate them. It would take a long, long time, but he said they would eventually get things back to the way they were before, even said they could re create memories and stuff. I just I just sat kind of stunned, and, uh, I watched him as he just kept going along. Getting dressed like this was no big deal. I told him he was nuts. There was no way people could just just forget that this this could all be just just swept away. He stopped. They look to be smiled and then said, Why not? It's been done before. I don't know if that man was crazy or not by I think he was sane As he was leaving, he said something about putting my house underwater. Please don't let them brush me away. Don't let them hide us. Try and find more. I know, I know there's got to be more people who tried to leave something behind. Don't let the world die in vain. Remember us? Yeah. Mhm. Yeah, thanks for listening to this week's episode of the SCP archives again. We'll be back very soon with our regular release and