SCP-1733 Season Opener – object class: safe Item #: SCP-1733 Object Class: Safe Special Containment Procedures: The DVR containingSCP-1733 is to be kept in a secure video archive at Site-██.
Playback of SCP-1733 is strictly forbiddenunless required for research.
Personnel must contact Dr.
Geller for permissionto study SCP-1733.
Description: SCP-1733 is a digital recordingof the 2010-2011 NBA season opening game played at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusettson 10/26/2010 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
Agents monitoring social networking siteswere alerted to SCP-1733 when Boston native █████ ██████ complainedin a Facebook thread on 10/27 about a technical foul in the third quarter involving playersRay Allen and Chris Bosh that never occurred in the original broadcast.
When confronted, █████ ██████ uploadedthe relevant segment much to the confusion of his derogators.
Foundation agents embedded in Facebook’s moderatorteam deleted the thread and procured the IP addresses of all individuals present at thechat at this time to locate and administer Class-A amnestics.
The Motorola brand DVR containing SCP-1733was recovered for study.
Study of the footage has since revealed thenature of the recording’s anomalous properties.
Although initially diverging from the originalbroadcast only negligibly, such as quarter point totals and occurrences of fouls, SCP-1733has begun to markedly digress from the content of its earlier playbacks.
Recorded entities have been observed to retainmemory of previous playings, and as such have developed a burgeoning awareness of theirexistence.
It is hypothesized that playbacks impart anunquantifiable measure of cognizance to the entities inhabiting SCP-1733, with consecutiveplayings greatly expanding recall of previous events.
This effect is cumulative and extends to allpersons in the arena.
Quality of awareness has progressed from reportedfeelings of intense déjà vu by commentator personalities Mike & Tommy to a near-eideticmemory of preceding playbacks.
However, to note, no entities inside SCP-1733have ever addressed the viewer directly, or shown awareness that they reside in a digitalrecording.
The individuals in the recording are virtuallyindistinguishable from their real life counterparts in talent, behavior, and mannerisms on court.
Fans in the crowd also appear to be real humanbeings in all respects, and Foundation inquiries into the current status of these persons hasfound nothing of note.
For all intents and purposes, recorded entitiesappear to be the actual individuals but somehow abiding in a digital medium.
TD Garden records have put the number of peoplein attendance on 10/26/2010 at ██████.
It was initially thought the purpose of SCP-1733was to depict an infinite number of game outcomes, since players were able to modify offensiveand defensive strategies during every playback.
By playback 034, players and coaches becameso keenly adapted to the opposing team’s playbook that the score remained 0-0 until 3:34 inthe first quarter.
As quality of recall was still weak in earlystage iterations, memory of preceding playbacks likely manifested as a vague intuition feltby players, fans, and team personnel alike, interfering with their ability to grasp thefull scope of their situation.
By playback 045, however, comprehension oftheir predicament had reached such a point that players declined to play altogether andassembled with the rest of those in attendance to formulate possible escape plans.
It is the conclusion of Foundation researchersthat the inhabitants of SCP-1733 are imprisoned in the setting of the recording, as they havebeen unable to exit by any means.
Doors leading out of the arena have not yieldedto an estimated force in excess of █████ N.
The assembly has also been unable to exitfrom locker rooms, player facilities, and skyboxes.
Waiting for patrons arriving in at scriptedpoints prior to the start of the first quarter has also been unsuccessful: individuals leaveby where patrons entered and are then unable to navigate an escape from the adjacent corridorsthat girdle the main arena.
Escape attempts have since grown more desperate, and have included failed attempts at constructing makeshift explosives, all-out rioting, thefracturing of the assembly into three opposing factions, and by playback ███ the ritualisticmurder and disembowelment of players in the hopes of appeasing whatever it is that confinesthem (see Timeline Document 001 for details).
However, upon the beginning of a new playback, all persons are returned to their pre-game status unharmed.
Researchers have been unable to duplicatethe effects of SCP-1733 with other recordings made by the DVR, confirming the device isnot the source of SCP-1733’s aberrant properties.
Due to the distress visited upon inhabitantsof SCP-1733, testing has been suspended indefinitely.
Partial Timeline Document 001 Playback # Notable DevelopmentsPlayback 002 First recorded deviation from recorded broadcast.
TD Garden crowd boos the Miami Heat duringentrance.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James observed tohave scowled and shaken his head dismissively at the crowd.
Playback 015 Score remains 0-0 for eight consecutivepossessions.
Fans appear noticeably subdued when displayedon the facility’s HD scoreboard screen.
Celtics power forward Glen Davis is able toexecute a crucial block late in the fourth quarter on LeBron James he could not completeduring the original broadcast, securing the Celtics’ lead.
Commentators note Glen Davis’s dedicationto performing well on both sides of the court in spite of the “Big Three’s blistering ballmovement on offensive plays”.
A nascent awareness of previously played gameshas begun to form.
Playback 026 First Miami Heat victory, 112-85.
Crowd becomes aggressive, shouting obscenitiesand hurling foodstuffs at the Celtics.
Color commentator Tom Heinsohn understoodthe frustration, criticizing the Celtics’ coaching staff for becoming so complacentafter having “cracked the code of the Miami Heat offense”.
As this was the first game together for theMiami “Big Three”, it is unlikely any coaching personnel would have become so adjusted toan unfamiliar offense in a single game.
Playback 027 Commentators Mike & Tommy notea feeling of déjà vu during the Heat’s grandiose entrance.
Crowd remains subdued during key Celtics plays.
Celtics emerge the victors, prompting TomHeinsohn to remark “the Celtics have come a long way winning back the hearts of theirfans”.
When asked to elaborate by Mike Gorman, Heinsohncould only respond that he felt the team had an embarrassment to atone for, but could notspecify further.
Playback 044 Teams emerge disoriented andconfused.
Game is suspended.
Majority of time is spent by medical professionalsassessing the mental state of players, who remain convinced they had dreamt playing theseason opener frequently the previous night.
When informed of the situation by team staff, commentators Mike & Tommy affirm the same feeling.
Crowd is also afflicted.
Recording ends with court-side correspondentsinterviewing members of the crowd on the nature of their dreams.
Playback 045 Players refuse to play.
Cameramen, facility personnel, players, commentators, and crowd members gather in the court to appraise the situation.
All persons are convinced they are relivingthe same game repeatedly.
Doors are tested but cannot be budged.
Recording closes as crowd begins to fashionmakeshift weapons to pry open doors.
Last instance of camera being manipulatedby the camera crew.
All following playbacks are seen through asingle static shot of a broadcast view camera.
Playback 051 No attempts to exit the buildinghave succeeded.
All exits in the arena and adjacent areasremain sealed.
A physical altercation in balcony section318 between an inebriated group of college-aged males and one older male leaves the oldermale concussed on the floor and unconscious.
As broadcast camera is unable to pick up audiblevoices on opposite side of the arena, presumably the dispute occurred over the group of malesnot assisting with escape plans.
First recorded violent incident.
Playback 052 The man knocked unconscious inprevious playback is returned to previous state unharmed upon the beginning of currentrecording.
The man ambushes and bludgeons one of hisattackers to death at 34:12 mark.
Playback 055 Cognitization has progressedto such a point that the crowd is now able to remember the events of that week, as wellas friends and family members outside the facility.
Attempts to contact outside for help are metwith failure.
Playback 065 Crowd is unable to exit the facility.
Congregation has since dissolved into thefollowing groups and “factions”: players, coaches, and all involved team personnel havepresumably barricaded themselves in off-screen player facilities.
The infirm and parents accompanied by theirchildren have retreated to the northeast corner of the balcony rise and have elected to waitout playbacks as they occur, marking their territory with a Celtics championship flagdraped over Section 320.
██ individuals henceforth referred toas the “Faithkeepers” have proselytized to multiple gatherings that they believe beingconfined to the TD Garden is a punishment for rampant consumerism of the post-industrialworld, and have burned “offerings” of mobile phones, car keys, handbags, and wallets incenter court for the past four playbacks.
The group comprises Boston churchgoers and[REDACTED].
A notable portion of adults numbering approximately████ individuals, however, remain diligent in formulating escape plans.
Playback 073 The “Faithkeepers” grow in numberafter previous playback incident, where three males were severely injured by an improvisedexplosive fastened to an exit door.
No damage to the door is visible.
Playback 095 Hedonistic displays of sex andviolence have sufficiently curbed the efforts of proselytizers.
Makeshift curtains are hung around the siteof an orgy at loge 8 at the urging of Section 320 members.
Playback 112 Conditions have deterioratedconsiderably.
██ individuals leapt from balcony sectionin opening ten minutes of playback 112.
Playback ███ Faithkeepers storm playerfacilities to retrieve Paul Pierce and LeBron James.
The players are ritually sacrificed and theirbodies are subsequently displayed on the arena’s “Jumbo-tron”.
The murder of players seems to have no effecton the recording.
Playback ███ Proselytizers have begunto call for the sacrifice of children.
Adults have formed a wall between Group 320and the Faithkeepers.
Playback ███ First recorded deviationin arena light to a deep red color.