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Iteration One

Item #: SCP-4071

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation web crawlers are to monitor the internet for reports of inconsistencies between documented events and human memories. Any documentation determined to be a SCP-4071-2 instance is to be immediately removed from circulation. Depending on the extent of the presence of SCP-4071-1 in each SCP-4071-2 instance, and how widely spread it has been, a new copy of the documentation without content of SCP-4071-1 instances may be created to replace the SCP-4071-2 instances.

If any previously unrecorded SCP-4071-1 instances are detected, any potentially affected documentation is to be examined in order to determine whether they have become SCP-4071-2. Any individuals who witness a SCP-4071-2 instance are to be amnesticised, and/or publicly discredited, depending on the circumstances.

Description: SCP-4071 is a phenomenon in which previously unrecorded events simultaneously appear in a large number of various forms of documentation. These include but are not limited to journal articles, news reports, documentaries, some fiction, and textbooks. SCP-4071-1-X refers to each unrecorded event. SCP-4071-2-X-X refers to each piece of documentation affected.

The Foundation became aware of this situation due to a sudden exponential increase in reports of documentation not supported by human memory. Further examination has found that a number of previously unrecorded events have suddenly appeared in various forms of documentation.

Based on the type of information appearing in documentation, it is the Foundation’s belief that this anomaly is being directed by an individual or group of people attempting to increase global tension. As a result, groups such as the Chaos Insurgency, the Organisation for the Reclamation of Islamic Artifacts and the Imperial Japanese Anomalous Matters Examination Agency are to be investigated.

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Iteration Two

Item #: SCP-4071

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation web crawlers are to monitor the internet for reports of inconsistencies between documented events and human memory. Any documentation which mentions a SCP-4071-1 instance is to be immediately removed from circulation. Depending on the extent of the presence of SCP-4071-1 in each affected documentation, and how widely spread it has been, a new copy of the documentation may be created to replace the SCP-4071-2 instances.

Task Force History Buffs has been formed, comprising of several hundred individuals with extremely high scores on memory tests. The members of this group are not to be allowed any unsupervised contact with any other individual. They are not to be given access to any communication device. This position is strictly voluntary. Each member is to be assigned a selection of documentation for all known SCPs, sites, MTF groups, GoIs, ongoing operations, and any other Foundation information. Each day, they are to check their documentation to ensure that no information has been lost. Any discrepancy between memory and documentation is to be immediately reported to all involved personnel.

Description: SCP-4071 is a phenomenon in which events simultaneously disappear from the memories of the entire human population. While individuals can reacquire memories of the events through reading documentation, there appears to be a moderate disposition towards considering the documentation untrustworthy. This has resulted in significant changes in reality even when documentation contradicting human memory is wide-spread and readily available.

SCP-4071-1 refers to the events that have been expunged from human memory. While these events initially tended to be concerned with political situations, they have become increasingly random over time.

SCP-4071-2 refers to The Anti-Recall System, the computer program by which this phenomenon was initially created. Each event inputted into the program is instantly and simultaneously removed from the memories of all human beings. Although this was initially the sole method of which memories could be removed, SCP-4071 has since become an unstable and unpredictable phenomenon, with events being removed from memory seemingly at complete random.

While the Manna Charitable Foundation has ceased using SCP-4071-2 since becoming aware of this, SCP-4071-1 have continues to occur at a steadily increasing rate. It is predicted that all human memories will be completely removed within approximately thirty years. However, the Foundation is currently unable to confidently identify the exact number of SCP-4071-1 events are occurring. This, combined with the unpredictability of which memories will be removed, makes it extremely likely that the maximum span of time is less than this. This is particularly the case if memories vital to survival are removed from human knowledge.

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Iteration Three

Item #: SCP-4071

Object Class: Neutralised

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation web crawlers are to monitor the internet for reports of inconsistencies between documented events and human memory. Any potential SCP-4071-1 instances are to immediately be reported to Dr Michael Person, head of the SCP-4071 Department.

Any documentation which mentions a SCP-4071-1 instance is to be immediately removed from circulation. Depending on the extent of the presence of SCP-4071-1 in each affected documentation, and how widely spread it has been, a new copy of the documentation may be created to replace the SCP-4071-2 instances.

The Foundation is to also monitor news outlets and similar sources of information for reports of individuals or groups of people with significant gaps in their knowledge of past events, with a particular emphasis on those who have been in remote areas. Foundation agents are to immediately proceed to their vicinity and expose them to the countermeme for SCP-4071. If the countermeme does not reverse this discrepancy between memory and history, they are to be taken into Foundation custody to determine whether they are being affected by SCP-4071. If they are determined to be affected by SCP-4071, the Foundation is to immediately begin work on a new countermeme.

Description: SCP-4071 is a phenomenon in which events simultaneously disappear from common memory. SCP-4071-1 refers to the events that have been expunged from memory. As of the time of writing, SCP-4071 is believed to be neutralised, with 97.83% of the human population having been successfully exposed to the countermeme.

For a number of months after the successful development of the countermeme, the Foundation, a number of governments, and several organisations began working to reverse the physical effects on the world that occurred while SCP-4071 was active. Documentation created in that time was destroyed, and that which was edited or destroyed by the Foundation was replaced by copies of the original text. Any physical changes such as construction work, natural disasters and moving homes have been reverted. On 04/07/2019, exactly one year minus a day after the first SCP-4071-1 instance was created, the global population was amnesticised, and the past year effectively erased.

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