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SCP Foundation is a fantasy literary and game project with a secret community and its website. It is dedicated to a fictional universe with paranormal and menacing phenomena, entities, objects. Its key task is to contain the threats to this world from otherworldly forces. It has a list of dangerous objects of various shapes and statuses and a mobile group for instant response when paranormal activity appears. The intruder is captured and taken to the department for a detailed study. The status of the organization is high secrecy so as not to sow panic among the people. It has been operating since 2008 and is a collective project, the name of which is made up of the abbreviation “Secure, Contain, Protect.”

Meaning and History

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What is SCP?

SCP is a secret community, website, and open-source horror computer game. All events are associated with threats posed by otherworldly forces intending to harm humanity. The name stands for “Secure. Contain. Protect “.

The paranormal research team creates a sense of the reality of what is happening. To do this, she uses a strictly regulated style of documentary articles describing the “studied” objects, of which there are a great many. They are recorded and numbered. For example, SCP 087 refers to an endless staircase leading down into uncharted space. In the dark, an entity of SCP 087-1 appears on it with a frightening face without lips, nostrils, or pupils.

There is also a sculpture of SCP 173, from which you cannot look away or blink, as it remains motionless, but when blinking, it approaches and strangles the viewer. SCP ID 294 is a mysterious IKEA supermarket with a huge space that goes nowhere and humanoid beings in-store uniforms that attack in the dark but harmless in the light.

Users still suggest many other creepy images since the basic part of the project is textual content submitted in the form of internal documentation describing anomalies. But there are also full-fledged fiction stories. All this gave rise to laudatory reviews because the academic presentation style perfectly conveys a state of horror. There is a huge amount of work inspired by the SCP Foundation. Among them is the video game Containment Breach.

Moreover, the secret service is constantly working to maintain normal life on the planet and so that the civilian population does not know anything about the constant confrontation. The task of the members of the organization is to prevent terrible incidents and enable people to lead a normal existence: without doubts, fears, and mistrust. In addition, the secret society supports the independence of humanity from extra-dimensional and extraterrestrial phenomena, creatures, anomalies. This concept is directly reflected in the personal SCP mark.

Classic fears and horrors, supplemented by dry articles and statistics, really exude a sense of real events. These facts are also reflected in the logo. Moreover, he got into a scandal when Andrey Duksin, who had been promoting the project for some time, decided to get a patent for it to appropriate and monetize it. However, he was refused. It is now an independent circle-shaped symbol that resembles a drawing part.

What does the SCP logo represent?

The SCP logo is a harmonious combination of different geometric elements that reflect the idea of protection and high secrecy. It consists of circles, arrows, and a figured structure with three trapezoidal protrusions. Together they resemble a part of a mechanism.

The logo has a print shape with three rectangular projections at the edges, which is very symbolic. Three arrows are directed from them to the center. These are the designations of three missions:

  1. Secure, which embodies the continuous work to identify otherworldly entities.
  2. Contain hides anomalous manifestations and suppresses the spread of information about them to prevent an impact on humanity.
  3. Protect, which protects people from the negative effects of dangerous objects.

They also make up the abbreviation “SCP.”

In the middle is a white space with arrowheads. A wide black stripe surrounds them. Each country has its color adaptation since there is no officially approved version. But the basic elements remain the same.

Font and Colors of the Emblem

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Is SCP illegal?

When it comes to SCP, it is legal and released under a Creative Commons license. The site belonging to the community of the same name is also legal. But the SCP community itself (as an organization) has no legitimate and legal force – it’s just a fan club.

How many SCPs are there?

As of 2021, over 6,600 SCPs have been recorded, of which 4,200 are described in the Wiki. Stories about new objects and entities constantly appear, so their number may already be much larger than indicated.

The text can be anything since it is not used in the main version. The palette does not differ in variety and consists of monochrome black (shapes, arrows, lines) and white (background).