Item #: SCP-5600

Object Class: Keter

Laconic Containment Procedures: Redirect roads away from it and maintain a 5km exclusion zone around it. Don't let anyone enter it anymore.

Laconic Description: SCP-5600 is a temporal anomaly where time in Elk Grove, Wisconsin doesn't flow past December of 1979; entering the area is ok but leaving is usually lethal.

The halted time is based on a resident, Mr. Kirschbauer, trying to help his mute son recover emotionally from the loss of his mother. Kirschbauer's goal was to make Christmas, his son's favorite holiday, absolutely perfect so his son would be happy enough to finally speak. Through unknown means, the flow of time past December was halted so Kirschbauer would have enough time to prepare the perfect Christmas Day. In the end, Christmas arrives, the day goes perfectly, but the son remains mute, much to his father's dismay. December streaches on past New Year's as the father holds on to the hope that he can make his son happy with December, with the date eventually reaching December 685th by the time the agents investigating SCP-5600 finally leave.

Whether SCP-5600 is the result of Kirschbauer's sheer will to make his son happy, or if he is a reality bender is never indicated.

Additional Context: SCP-5700 was an entry in the SCP-5000 Contest, where it won 19th place.

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