Moving Mountain
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SCP-3567 in its dormant state.

Item #: SCP-3567

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the nature of SCP-3567 and its anomalous properties, containment procedures dictate that an exclusion zone be maintained with a radius of 2 kilometres around SCP-3567's present position. Failure of foundation staff to comply with these restrictions will result in disciplinary measures.

SCP-3567 is concealed from public view by various means; with the use of holographic projections, subconscious cognitive deterrents, mass audio-cancelling technology and artificial climate control. All paths created prior to SCP-3567's discovery that pass through the evacuation radius have since been rerouted. The area surrounding the SCP has been entirely fenced with a 7 metre high electrified barrier, displaying signs reading 'NO ENTRY'. Civilian trespassers are to be treated with Class-B amnestics before being considered for release to the public.

Description: SCP-3567 is a large rock formation typical of the buttes found in Monument Valley. SCP-3567 resides approximately 9.6 kilometres north of Eagle Mesa, Utah (as of 26/09/20██). Upon first inspection, the formation does not seem to possess any anomalous properties. However, if the rock formation is observed for an extended period of time, its abnormal behaviour may become apparent.

SCP-3567 manifests its anomalous properties irregularly. The first reports of anomalous activity were investigated by the foundation in 1906. The time which SCP-3567 may remain dormant for is highly variable. Observations of SCP-3567 have found its dormant state to range in duration from a minimum of 13 minutes, to a maximum of 6 years.

Upon entering its active phase, SCP-3567 is observed to locomote at speeds of up to 25kmph. During this time, the rock formation seems to vocalise a low-pitched 'moaning' sound. As SCP-3567 begins to locomote, the 'hump' of soil below the rock formation does not move as if attached to SCP-3567. It is as though the mountain is carried by something beneath the ground, which travels below the soil as though it were crawling under a blanket.

See Test Logs for further information.