Exploring the SCP Foundation: SCP-610 – The Flesh That Hates

SCP-610. The Flesh That Hates. Disease has affected humanity for thousands of years, from the black plague to smallpox to cancer causing illness, death, or worse. it’s the “or worst part” that we’re really going to focus on today as Scp-610 is certainly one of the most horrifying diseases in the SCP universe. 610 encapsulates many of the worst aspects of diseases such as pain physical deformity and Contagiousness, but it wouldn’t be much of an anomaly without turning things up to eleven it’s a fairly old and popular article on the SCP wiki but is fairly lengthy due to the number of Exploration logs, so I’ll summarize things for ease of understanding We see right away that 610 is classed as Keter Which usually isn’t a good sign and the containment procedures mention the ominous phrase “Containment is impossible.” We learn that it seems to be currently isolated in Russia and that any organism seemingly infected with 610 or Coming into contact with something infected should be immediately terminated with small arms and incendiary weapons From as far away as possible 610 seems to spread through physical contact and there is little concern for transmission via water or air The foundation first learned about 610 from the Russian government after a number of farmers in a region in southern Siberia went missing followed by the local police Regional Police and a government agent who all looked into the issue. A small military group was dispatched by the Russian government But managed to quickly withdraw when they found evidence of the infection. At which point the foundation was notified Upon first contracting 610 An individual will develop symptoms similar to a contagious skin disease Such as rashes, itching, and increased skin sensitivity within three hours Blemishes resembling heavy scar tissue will break out in the chest and arms spreading to the back and legs Eventually covering the entire body High temperatures greatly increase the speed at which the infection spreads. Up to as quickly as five minutes to fully cover an individual Once an individual is covered in the scar tissue Their life functions will cease for roughly three minutes, and then they will restart at two to three times their normal rate The scar tissue will begin rapidly moving and growing warping normal bodily features and largely random ways sometimes the infection will appear to grow multiple limbs or elongate various body parts such as the head And sometimes parts of the individual will split open entirely resulting in horrifically misshapen figures Some infected individuals will immediately and aggressively seek out human aid resulting in further infections Others will find a place to stop moving and route themselves to the ground Causing their fleshy growths to spread across nearby objects and areas Creating an area hospitable for continued growth of the infection The foundation first sent in remote drones to examine the infected region But after learning that infected individuals aggressively seek to spread the disease and are utilizing a network of tunnels underneath the area to move They sent in humans there are a number of exploration logs for 610 for both the unmanned drones as well as the human expeditions The first exploration was done by small unmanned drone nicknamed “Herbie” Herbie entered into the vicinity of a small village that had been overtaken by the infection named “Site A” There seems to be an estimated 79 infected individuals in “Site A” both mobile ones and immobile ones but this is only a rough estimation A number of buildings are still intact, but many of them have suffered significant fire damage After observing the village from a distance Herbie is moved to enter Site A and follow an infected individual into a home The home contains multiple infected organisms and Herbie records the walking infected Moving around the small home multiple times before stopping at another infected sitting on a bed the infected individual proceeds to assault the bedridden individual with a series of furious punches Causing them to flail their arms and unleash a piercing sound the individual being beaten then projects a cloud of unknown matter from its chest cavity and the first infected stops its punches and again moves around the home It sits at the table and tendrils from its face extend out and break off onto a few plates It then leaves the house and shortly after a group of infected enter the home and consume the infected material from the plates Pressing it into whatever orifice they can on their bodies The group leaves and eventually so does Herbie who bumps into the first infected individual Their facial tendrils are intermingling with another infected But Herbie continues on into a store Here he finds more infected but also a Russian soldier who doesn’t seem to be moving but his eyes are constantly shifting often focusing on Herbie In the back room, Herbie finds a pile of bodies Seemingly, both Russian military and villagers, but an infected sits on top of the pile flailing and projecting spores into the air Herbie leaves the store spotting a group of infected with their arms connected standing around a well One of the infected, a girl roughly 11 years old grabs Herbie and stares at the drone The girl’s face suddenly expands and explodes outwards as fleshy flaps grab Herbie and draw it inside the girl The video feed ends here but resumes five hours later as Herbie’s cameras pointed straight at the well with a slimy film boozing across the lens Herbie responds to no commands, but the camera seems to be moving of its own accord before being destroyed During the construction of the containment perimeter Several d-class personnel were infected and although most of them were put down immediately a few were put into cold storage in order to slow the infection In hopes of finding out more information and possibly an origin for 610 Three infected d-class were sent into Site C which seems to be possibly the first village that was infected The d-class are each given a pistol, some food, and an emergency flare and are also given a gallon of gasoline They are instructed to enter the site and focus on observing But if they are attacked or are about to succumb to the infection they are to cause as much damage as to the site as possible as The d-class enter the site the ambient temperature rises sharply reaching 32 degrees Celsius or 89 degrees Fahrenheit Keeping in mind. This is Siberia The primary cause of this seems to be a large number of pylons arrayed around the site which appear to be two to four infected individuals fused together Heat vents out of various holes on these pylons, and it’s believed that this is an advanced stage of 610 terraforming the environment The d-class who was furthest along and their infection begins to have a seizure with the infection covering their body in 45 seconds Another d-class kills them with their pistol leaving their equipment where it is While perimeter controls giving new instructions to the two remaining d-class the ground underneath the dead d-class opens up a series of ropey tendrils come from within the gap and pull the corpse inside before closing back up again in the matter of a few seconds The remaining two quickly move into the village and find a fleshy sphere suspended above the community Well by other fleshy growths the sphere is comprised of both infected humans as Well as infected deer and bears and it continually pulses every five seconds Causing spores to project outwards and float to the ground one of the d-class begins dousing the sphere with gasoline and lights it on fire with their emergency flare a tremendous noise is heard from an unknown location that is described as both explosive and alive the sound is heard by perimeter control near both Sites A and C And 15 seconds after it stops a series of explosions occurred at Site A and finally the sphere explodes One of the d-class dies instantly from the explosion but the other d-class manages to stand back up And the video footage seems to show them getting flung through the air before an unknown creature smashes the video equipment When the sphere in Site C was destroyed aerial footage of Site A showed the infected of Site A going into seizures and convulsions A mobile infected shriveled up and died along with any fleshy growth is covering objects And the mobile infected made their way into a single building This building soon collapsed revealing a sinkhole underneath it The sinkhole is the size of three men standing shoulder-to-shoulder But objects drop do not produce an impact sound Suggesting a depth of possibly greater than a thousand meters Research quickly showed that all presence of 610 infection died at Site A above ground Allowing the foundation to properly set up stations within the village They quickly gathered what materials they could but two hours later seismic activity began to occur Forcing them to retreat back to the perimeter Immediately after the earthquake stopped a torrent of spores erupted from the sinkhole Covering a 50 meter radius around it Right after this staff members still on site in hazmat suits were attacked by birds infected with 610 Many of these creatures attacked by splitting their heads in half and clamping them down on individuals Pulling them into the air and dropping them into the hole Although only two research staff members were dropped into the hole The creatures were put down with small arms fire but a second seismic event occurred causing another eruption of spores Followed by a new 610 entity emerging from the sinkhole This entity appeared to be an engorged human head 20 times larger than normal with no discernible body The earthquake reached to a 7 on the Richter scale before abruptly stopping At which point video and radio contact was lost with the on-site team No, trace of the team was found afterwards and they are considered lost Clearly there were far worse instances of the infection located underground and so the foundation sent another unmanned drone to explore the sinkhole and any tunnels or caverns it led to This drone was quipped with aerial capabilities and begins to fly down the sinkhole for a couple of minutes Examination of the sinkhole wall’s leads the researchers to believe that it was formed due to a single event rather than dug out over time Traces of 610 material are found on the walls an increase in density as the drone continues to descend Small tunnels branch off from the sinkhole but 250 meters down the bottom of the sinkhole comes into view Sloping sharply into a tunnel heavily coated with 610 material As the drone continues through the tunnel, it spots a live deer wriggling while being held in place by tendrils Further on there are a number of large lumps along the tunnel, which seem to be heavily infected humans The drone flies past a running stream of water at which point the tunnel splits with one descending and one ascending the Drone is sent on the ascending path to make it easier to recover and continues along the path for forty-five minutes Finally coming out of the tunnel into a windy mountainous region Here there are the remnants of another village that was once heavily afflicted with SCP-610 and it seems that the buildings still here were constructed entirely out of 610 material With little else to see here and the high winds making drone recovery impossible. The drone is sent back into the tunnel a Deep roaring sound is heard and the video feed begins to cut out but shows the drone quickly descending down the tunnel Finally the feed shows a massive distorted human face filling the tunnel and rushing up towards it the drone The onboard weapons are utilized to fire on the face, but the wounds on the entity quickly heal and soon the drone is swallowed Three hours later the video feed comes back for a few moments showing a series of structures and a vast number of infected individuals The camera pans on its own before being destroyed as if something wanted to show this You can likely guess what comes next But now that it’s clear that the 610 infection has spread deep underground and they seem to be capable of creating tunnels the Foundation approved a manned assault excursion A total of five teams were sent into the tunnels to research and three assault in the hopes of setting up a base of Operations from which a full assault could commence The teams descended into the sinkhole and quickly set up a base where the tunnels split After our base was set up and samples were gathered the expedition continued on into the unexplored descending tunnel The group walked the tunnel for twenty kilometers without encountering any 610 entities And so they requested a transport buggy be brought down to aid the exploration While waiting for it to be delivered the team was ambushed by a group of large 610 infected life-forms who were seemingly coming out of the walls or perhaps being formed from the materials on the walls these life-forms seems to entirely consist of six ten material instead of an infected organism and small-arms proved to be nearly useless forcing the assault team to rely on incendiary weapons Unfortunately a large number of the team were swept away in the water current that ran alongside the tunnel The assault team now consisted of three members with only a single flamethrower Although they did each possess their standard firearms and short-range personal incendiary weapons they are instructed to continue the exploration and attempt to locate the lost team members that went into the water Further 20 kilometers in, the river split away from the tunnel forcing the team to abandon the rescue mission In lieu of continuing along the tunnel A number of hours later the team reached the end of the tunnel where they were again ambushed by 610 entities That seemed to be waiting for them They managed to eliminate the entities, but he used up the rest of the fuel and their flamethrower in the process The tunnel opens up into a cavern containing a somewhat primitive village with buildings clearly made by humans notably, there is a church with a working clock tower and Surrounding all the buildings is a depression in the ground filled with what looks like liquefied 6-10 material The liquid ripples and moves of its own accord and the team avoids it as they head towards the church They have so far not seen any living entities as they enter the church which contains four pews and a pulpit for some reason the inside of the church is immaculately clean and There is a hole behind the pulpit which contains more of the liquid material Suddenly the bell in the clock tower tolls, triggering a shuttering and the sound of human screams coming from the ceiling of the church The team shines their lights on the ceiling Revealing a large mass of 6-10 material and six wooden circles Strapped to the circles are live humans coated entirely in 610 material except for their heads These humans continued to scream as the wooden circles descend towards the floor the team hears a creature cry out from outside of the church and they extinguished their lights and hide behind the pulpit A figure seen past the doorway the church brings a torch And lights a series of candles as well as a rope coated in 610 material that causes the fire to spread up to a chandelier system The light from the chandelier illuminates the captive humans showing that they seem to be covered in a different type of material that’s red and constantly shifting A group of infected entities enter the church and begin ripping off the red material from the humans causing them to scream even more It’s believed that the red material is using the humans as a food source and the infected entities then consume the red material The infected continued feeding for six minutes before the torchbearer hits a gong and they take a seat in the pews The torchbearer then suddenly collapses and a pillar of infected flesh emerges from the hole behind the pulpit Reaching towards the pews 10 minutes go by with nothing making a sound or moving including the captive humans And finally, the flesh retreats back into the hole the infected entities leave the church and eventually so do the three team members As they leave the church however One of them gets suddenly thrown through the air by a large tentacle and a flood of infected entities come out towards the remaining tube The two drive back the Horde as best as they can as they make their way back towards the buggy But one of them is killed by the torchbearer entity who now wields a large crop scythe The final team member makes it to the buggy but finds it half-covered in 610 material and looks desperately for another way out The scythe wielder approaches them, two shots are fired, and the camera feed goes out No, further expeditions have been sent into the area thus far SCP-610 is among the highest-rated articles on the SCP wiki largely because it’s just so incredibly weird Well, we certainly have behavior altering parasites in our world such as one species of the cordyceps fungus There’s nothing nearly as horrific or complex as SCP-610 The original author of 610 wrote it as a standalone article But over time is the concept of Sarkisism developed on the wiki Many in the community have accepted 610 to be an integral part of it there have been multiple mentions of the Sarka cults utilizing a disease known as the Red Death and It’s believed that 610 is their ultimate weapon and their goal of reshaping the planet Whether a standalone SCP or part of something much larger SCP-610 is a brilliant and terrifying showcase of the ravages of disease

100 thoughts on “Exploring the SCP Foundation: SCP-610 – The Flesh That Hates

  1. I'm curious how many people are actually interested in me taking the time to make a video on SCP-682, the big lizard: https://www.strawpoll.me/16604280

  2. The hidden 6th log reveals the infected entities began to chant to the exploratory team:
    “Do you like good music,
    Do you like to dance….
    It’s nearly morning,
    Will you risk the chance….
    Neighbor to neighbor,
    Door to door…..”

  3. I feel like this one would more appropriately be named "The Flesh that Eats" but I guess the beatings and deliberate usage of the drone feeds adds some more personality to this SCP.

  4. Oooh, this would make an awesome premise for a video game. Holy shit, I can see it now; it would be gruesome, gorey, have survival horror aspects, imagine playing from different sides: one campaign is the govt, one is the scientists, one is the D classers, and one are civilians, all dealing with the infection! How fucking awesome would that be!?!

    Any developers/game coders out there who wanna make this game happen?

  5. Isn't this scp is almost eradicated by the combined force of foundation and the church of broken God? I've read a writing about it somewhere

  6. So this is what you'd probably get if the alien cell from The Thing would have escaped from the arctic and took up religion to boot.

  7. Scp 610 definitely needs a video game! It would be like Doom, Resident Evil 4, and Dead Space all rolled into one ugly fucked up video game.

  8. We have what it does and where it was discovered, I really want to know how it came into existence in the SCP universe. It has intrigued me thus far but I guess we’re left for our own thinking.

  9. niggas worried about traveling to Wuhan meanwhile idc if this is just a story or not imma stay the Fuck out of Siberia

  10. Wait
    There was supposed to be an outbreak of SCP- 610 on December 31st, 2019.
    The Wuhan Coronavirus's outbreak officially started on December 31st, 2019.
    That means SCP-610 = Coronavirus.

    Just saying ._.

  11. The thumbnail and beginning picture is legit the concept art for the fallout 3 and 4 fallout series “centaurs” by Bethesda lol

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