It is no secret that SCP-1471 is the center of controversy surrounding the SCP Foundation. While some contend that this object and its effects are misunderstood, the truth remains that there has been a great deal of scientific research conducted around this object and its symptoms. The truth is that a lot of those studies have concluded that there is a major biological explanation for all of the problems that have plagued the Foundation for years.
Now, for the record, while there have been other experiments conducted with SCP-1471, most of them were meant to work on animals such as mice and rats. These experiments focused on alleviating pain, preventing reproduction, removing immune system deficiencies, or improving overall health. However, one of the biggest problems with these tests is that a lot of these tests involved contaminated soil and water.
There have been at least three different methods of gaining control over an organism. First, one could inject with high doses of anesthetics, chemicals, or even the medications used to treat minor illnesses. A more common way of controlling an organism involves the use of a micro-computer. This micro-computer is very small, as small as a grain of sand, but it is designed to contain the brain of the individual and have it think that the organism is no longer alive.
When this occurs, the subject will go into shock, either from having too much pain or having no pain at all. It is at this point that a person in the facility becomes the patient, and the only way that the subject will come to realize what has happened is by a piece of equipment known as a Class-C amnestic.
Due to the fact that the micro-computer itself may be toxic, especially when exposed to the bacteria or virus that results from exposing a human being to particular medications, and given the fact that the power outage due to the tornado contained the largest concentration of hazardous materials available at the time, the Foundation and its staff had to resort to more of a natural method of controlling the organism. Such was the exposure of SCP-1471.
During the massive power outage in the area, a small turbine that controls the power of the hydroelectric dam on the river released massive amounts of heat. This caused a fire, which was then set ablaze by SCP-1471. Although the dam was able to hold the fire, the heat from the fire caused the effects of SCP-1471 to affect the plant in which it grew, and it died as a result.
At the time, the Foundation was trying to learn as much as possible about the exact origins of SCP-1471, so they were able to set up more tests to find out if this was an isolated incident. After all, it’s pretty hard to understand how it can be so deadly when the entire region was literally destroyed and the fire was a short term problem.
After this, a Foundation team went out to the facility in order to confirm whether or not they were encountering SCP-1471. After taking samples of the vegetation in the area, the scientists noticed an odd difference. Despite the presence of a lot of plants and grasses in the region at the time, the portions of the area where the SCP was exposed showed a lot of deterioration and die-off.
Scientists tried to find out the cause of this, but were unable to do so. However, they did discover that the area where the SCP was exposed was under a lot of contamination. They were also able to verify that this was the most likely place that the SCP was entering the aquatic environment.
It is here that we must make note of the test subject that was being contained in the affected area. What was found was that there was a loss of brain activity in the control room. The brain activity started showingup two days after the test began and lasted through the rest of the testing period.
Additionally, after the test, the test subject started showing signs of depression and exhibited symptoms that included suicidal thoughts and problems with self-esteem. It is likely that the original test was a complete success, because the results were consistent. for the whole five test periods.