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May 1, 2023
9:23 AM

James Callahan, level 1 researcher of the SCP Foundation, returned to his work station after his morning break. Armed with a fresh mug of coffee, he was ready to tackle the rest of his critically important task of data entry. He rolled his eyes. It was a damn dirty job but someone had to do it. And since the junior researcher who was normally assigned this sort of busywork was out sick with the flu, the task fell to him.

Oh well. No sense in bitching. The sooner he was done with this, the sooner he could get back to his actual job.

After taking another sip from his coffee (no cream, extra sugar), he set the mug aside, unlocked his PC, then got back to work: writing a new entry into the Foundation's list of potential recruits.

Name: Maxine Caulfield
Age: 27
Date of birth: 09/21/1995
Affiliation: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Education background:

  • graduate of Chief Sealth International High School, valedictorian
  • honor graduate of Seattle University, BA, Criminal Justice, specialty in Forensic Science

Investigation priority: n/a

Background: Ms. Caulfield graduated at the top of her class at the FBI academy and shows every indication of being an effective FBI agent. She is not actually a member of the Unusual Incidents Unit of the FBI, though not for a lack of trying. Oddly, the UIU was her first choice in assignments upon graduating from the academy but was denied, on the grounds that her exceptional skills would better serve the Bureau elsewhere.

Psych evaluation indicates a person of strong moral character, driven to do the right thing. Her secondary and post-secondary academic records reflects a highly intelligent individual with well-developed critical thinking skills.

Recommended course of action: Observe her actions while she remains in the FBI for possible recruitment in the future.

James clicked "save" before continuing to the next task. Taking a glance at the clock on his PC, he figured he be done pretty soon.

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May 1, 2023
9:23 AM

James Callahan, level 1 researcher of the SCP Foundation, returned to his work station after his morning break. Armed with a fresh mug of coffee, he was ready to tackle the rest of his critically important task of data entry. He rolled his eyes. It was a damn dirty job but someone had to do it. And since the junior researcher who was normally assigned this sort of busywork was out sick with the flu, the task fell to him.

Oh well. No sense in bitching. The sooner he was done with this, the sooner he could get back to his actual job.

After taking another sip from his coffee (no cream, extra sugar), he set the mug aside, unlocked his PC, then got back to work: writing a new entry into the Foundation's list of potential recruits.

Name: Maxine Caulfield
Age: 27
Date of birth: 09/21/1995
Affiliation: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Education background:

  • graduate of Chief Sealth International High School
  • graduate of Seattle University, BA, Criminal Justice, specialty in Forensic Science

Investigation priority: n/a

Background: Ms. Caulfield graduated at the towards the top of her class at the FBI academy and shows every indication of being an effective FBI agent. She is not actually a member of the Unusual Incidents Unit of the FBI, though not for a lack of trying. Oddly, the UIU was her first choice in assignments upon graduating from the academy but was denied, on the grounds that her skill set would be better utilized elsewhere.

Psych evaluation indicates a person of strong moral character, driven to do the right thing. Her secondary and post-secondary academic records reflects a intelligent individual with well-developed critical thinking skills.

Recommended course of action: Observe her actions while she remains in the FBI for possible recruitment in the future.

James clicked "save" before continuing to the next task. Taking a glance at the clock on his PC, he figured he be done pretty soon.

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May 1, 2023
10:37 AM

James Callahan, level 1 researcher of the SCP Foundation, drained the last dregs of his long-cold coffee and smacked his lips. He had finished entering all of the potential recruits in the database, and there were plenty. Some looked rather promising but he wasn't in the hiring department and had no real say in the matter. He mentally shrugged. HR's problem, not his.

With a few clicks of the mouse, he brought up the next database: Persons of Interest, individuals who, for one reason or another, caught the eye of the Foundation and warranted a subtle investigation. Most times, the person in question was completely and utterly ordinary, just had something coincidental happen to them that caught the Foundation's eye. But there were enough that demonstrated true anomalous abilities, or were tied to such, which lead to Foundation intervention. He started entering the info, thankful there was only one entry today.

Person of interest #: 2023-US-WA-187
Name: Maxine Caulfield
Age: 27
Gender: F
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Date of birth: 09/21/1995
Affiliation: none
Education background:

  • graduate of Chief Sealth International High School
  • graduate of Seattle University, BA, Photography

Investigation priority: Low.

Background: Upon graduating from Seattle University, Ms. Caulfield worked a handful of different jobs, all of which kept her travelling and spending time outdoors. She shows a strong interest in local myths and legends, spending nearly all of her free time hiking and exploring the surrounding wilderness. According to her social media profiles, she has an interest in the weird and esoteric, and hopes to be the first to catch photographic proof of the existence of Bigfoot and other cryptids.

Attempted to join the FBI but, despite passing both Phase I and Phase II, has not been accepted into the academy for training. Officially, it's because there's no actual need for her skill set in the FBI at this time. Unofficially, it's because everything in her background suggests she'd be a perfect fit for the UIU. Too perfect, in fact, and therein lies the problem. It begs to question: is she trying to join the UIU to act as a mole or plant, and if so, for what organization?

Recommended course of action: Investigate PoI's background extensively. Screen for any affiliation of known Groups of Interest. If none are found, question PoI directly, determine if she's acting alone or under the directive of a new Group.

James shook his head. Some people were just too damn obvious. Oh, well. If this Maxine person really was a person of interest, she'd be caught soon enough.

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May 1, 2023
10:37 AM

James Callahan, level 1 researcher of the SCP Foundation, drained the last dregs of his long-cold coffee and smacked his lips. He had finished entering all of the potential recruits in the database, which there were plenty. Some looked rather promising but he wasn't in the hiring department and had no real say in the matter. He mentally shrugged. HR's problem, not his.

With a few clicks of the mouse, he brought up another file: the Foundation's list of the FBI's Unusual Incidents Unit active roster. Interestingly enough, it appeared they had a new member and even more interesting, she was a new recruit, rather than an established agent who was demoted to the department (technically, they were transfers and not demotions, but it was an open secret that the UIU was considered punishment detail by the rest of the FBI).

He briefly wondered how this individual got wrapped up in the UIUseless, but got a probable answer as he entered the information.

File #: 2013U0041
Name: Maxine Caulfield
Age: 27
Date of birth: 09/21/1995
Affiliation: Federal Bureau of Investigation, UIU
Education background:

  • graduate of Chief Sealth International High School
  • graduate of Seattle University, BA, Photography, with a minor in Criminal Justice
  • graduate of the FBI Academy

Investigation priority: n/a

Pertinent background info: On October 11, 2014, Ms. Caulfield was hiking through the wilderness near her home when she claims to have seen person walking "with an unusual gait, but with purpose" and, being the nosy person she is (her words, via social media) followed the person to an abandoned concrete building, mostly hidden in the overgrowth. From there, she marked the coordinates on her phone's GPS, backtracked a safe distance away, reacquired a cell phone signal, then contacted the FBI, stating that she had heard something distressing, possibly a child's cry, coming from inside said building and was too scared to investigate on her own.

Subsequent investigation by the FBI and Washington State Patrol (though the call was placed with the FBI, jurisdiction fell to the local authorities) revealed a runaway teen chained to the floor in one room of the building. The minor stated she had been abducted by an unknown male two weeks prior and had been subsisting on various foodstuff provided by him since. She had no idea why she was taken as her abductor never spoke. The suspect was not located on scene and remains at large.

Officially, the reports state the minor was abducted off the streets by a transient and held captive in the building until rescued. Unofficially, the minor's statement to the initial investigators prompted an investigation from the UIU as there was some indication that the unknown suspect may have possessed anomalous abilities. Foundation intervention was not warranted as one of our embedded agents on scene determined the minor's recollection of what transpired the night she was abducted and the following two weeks since was fragmented at best, likely due to a combination of mental distress due to a surviving in a constant state of fear, illness brought on by exposure and poor nutrition, and lack of adequate sleep.

Ms. Caulfield was questioned but was never considered a suspect. It was publicly known she took regular hiking trips into the wilderness for her photography, and had been posting the resulting photos on social media the past three years. After their interview, the UIU concluded she was in just the right place at the right time. Our embedded agent concurred. As there was no photographic evidence of the suspect (Ms. Caulfield's explanation being she didn't want to attract the unknown suspect's attention with a shutter noise), her earlier statement of the unknown suspect's unusual gait was written off as the suspect having a limp.

Hailed as something of a local hero for her actions, Ms. Caulfield admitted the subsequent local media attention prompted her to change her studies to include a criminal justice minor in the hopes it would help her join the FBI, as she was inspired by what happened to continue to do the right thing.

Actions within the UIU: None at this time. As she is still new to the organization, Agent Caulfield has yet to be assigned to any important cases and certainly nothing to warrant Foundation attention. Our embedded agent states that Ms. Caulfield's interest in the esoteric and unusual is strong but not obsessive, and though she is a believer, is a critical thinker and possesses a methodical approach to problem solving.

Recruitment potential: Low. Ms. Caulfield is completely untested in the field and her academic and Academy records show no outstanding skills or knowledge base, outside of her higher than average interest in the unknown and photography.

James clicked "save" before closing down the database. Finally, he was finished. He took a glance at the clock, calculated how much time his remaining tasks would take, then mentally shuffled their order around. Normally, he'd start on his report since he was already at his PC but he'd been sitting long enough. It was time to stretch his legs.

Rising from this desk, James locked the screen, grabbed his coffee mug, and left.

 


 

May 1, 2023
8:42 AM

File #: 2013U0041

Addendum 1: Note to Site Command.

There's something about this individual that, I feel, warrants more attention, though I know there is no evidence to support it. Her background is decidedly average, her brush with the FBI in 2014 notwithstanding, and even that can be easily ignored on account of how many times similar scenarios have occurred with other ordinary civilians numerous times this year alone. A cursory examination through her personal history shows no encounters with other groups of interest in the slightest sense. Her choice to join the FBI after being peripherally involved in a genuine investigation is also typical. How many children and teens are out there who have been inspired to become cops or firemen thanks to a rewarding encounter with one? Too numerous to count.

So, why the request to observe her more carefully? Unprofessionally speaking, call it a hunch.

We already have an embedded agent in the UIU to watch for genuine anomalous activity. I request we ask them to keep an eye on Agent Caulfield for the duration of both of their tenures in the UIU.

Dr. Thaddeus Xyank, Temporal Studies

Addendum 1a: Note from Site Command. 

Done.

Site Command