Item #: SCP-5009

Object Class: Euclid Archon

Laconic Containment Procedures: A perimeter has been built around SCP-5009. SCP-5009-Δ can't be contained.

Laconic Description: SCP-5009 is a building commissioned by the Administrator (who vanished soon after its completion) that used to be Site-0. The closer you get to SCP-5009, the harder it is perceive, meaning the inside is effectively impossible to remember.

SCP-5009-1 is anyone that undergoes a 5009-Ishvara event, wherein SCP-5009-1 will be instantly teleported into SCP-5009; anyone is employed or ever will be employed by the Foundation will eventually undergo one of these events. Though normally what follows is forgotten, the Foundation uses a powerful memory-enhancing drug to observe the interior of SCP-5009.

SCP-5009-A is a crack in the ground inside SCP-5009 emitting light and the sound of screeching metal. It is slowly growing, and whatever goes in never comes out. While left very vague, it is implied that the Administrator disappeared into the crack after a powerful unidentified entity confronted them.

SCP-5009-Δ is the SCP Foundation, which due to its involvement with SCP-5009 is considered anomalous.

Additional Context: Because the SCP Foundation is connected to an anomaly, it must itself be classed as an anomaly, hence the title "Catch 22," which refers to a situation that is impossible to get out of, derived from the 1961 book Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

SCP-5009 was an entry in the SCP-5000 Contest, where it won 37th place.

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