The mirror trap
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: True containment of SCP-XXXX-A instances is impossible due to their nature. Any SCP-XXXX-A instances detected are to be disabled and neutralized as described in document XXXX-TRM. Foundation web bots Odal-3, Ansuz-11 and Raido-12 are surveying several news and urban exploring websites for signs of SCP-XXXX.

There are currently two exceptions to this rule reserved for research, located at Site 9 and Auxilliary Site 4B respectively. Should any SCP-XXXX-A instances be discovered in convenient locations, their neutralization may be suspended in collusion with the local Site Directors.

Description: SCP-XXXX-A is a local disturbance in spacetime, causing passing electromagnetic waves in the spectrum 200-600 nanometers to scatter, distort and dampen. This effect is partially visible, but not very evident.

Any material or personnel located within an SCP-XXXX-A instance for longer than 53 seconds will be translocated into SCP-XXXX proper. This relocation event appears to bystanders as a bright, yellow flash of light, a popping sound and is sometimes accompanied by a strong smell of ozone.

SCP-XXXX is a pocket dimension, very similar in nature to baseline reality. The immediate area surrounding the entry point and the respective “other end” of the SCP-XXXX-A instance used for entry will mirror the immediate surroundings in baseline reality. Areas further removed from the entry point will begin to bend, distort and loop back in on themselves, breaking conventional physics and spatial linearity in the process.

It is theorized that all SCP-XXXX dimensions are connected, but no “circumnavigation” of SCP-XXXX has been attempted as of yet.

SCP-XXXX-B is a lifeform found within SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-B is for most intents and purposes a macrovirus but does exhibit behaviors and abilities ordering them as an amoeba.
If observed in a passive state or through video equipment, SCP-XXXX-B appears as a black, tar-like substance of inconsistent shape.

But if SCP-XXXX-B is in an active/hostile state, it will appear as any number of threatening, most likely humanoid figures. This illusion is inconsistent across both observers and instances and appears to be memetic in nature. This effect does not extend to video equipment and always appears in its tar-like form on recordings or live-feeds.

SCP-XXXX-B can infect and subsequently transform any living tissue it comes into contact with and attempts to do so once within detection range of a living organism. It is currently unknown how SCP-XXXX-B perceives the world around it, but it exhibits something akin to smell and/or hearing as well as sight limited to around 25 meters. SCP-XXXX-B is unable to pass through SCP-XXXX-A and does not necessitate additional defensive or containment measures in baseline reality.

As of ██ ██, 2019, 18 instances of SCP-XXXX-A have been detected, 16 of which were neutralized in accordance with the orders outlined in XXXX-TRM.

XXXX-TRM: Field Manual for Neutralization of SCP-XXXX-A

Phase 1: Locate the instance. Use blue flashlights or laser pointers and search for distortions and color changes. Once located, deploy reality anchors of Grade E or F to suppress the instance and avoid accidental transportation.

Phase 2: Round up bystanders and determine an approximate number of persons trapped within the instance. Keep bystanders detained until the incident is resolved and all civilians are amnesticized. Map out the exact outline of the instance (usually roughly spheric and around 5 meters in diameter).

Phase 3: Remove reality anchors and deploy S&R teams into SCP-XXXX. No search longer than 24 hours is permitted, limit the search radius appropriately. Sedate located victims if necessary. Victims visibly infected with SCP-XXXX-B are to be shot and left behind immediately. Note that SCP-XXXX-B infections become visible around 30 minutes of initial exposure.

Phase 4: Once all S&R teams have been extracted, place a reality anchor of Grade C or better within the instance. Do not remove the anchor for the next hour. Distribute appropriate cover stories and apply amnestics to victims and bystanders. Necessary amnestic treatments may vary depending on the time of exposure to SCP-XXXX.