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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Any art containing images of SCP-XXXX is to be confiscated and the artists detained for research and treatment. Foundation web crawlers are to erase any online records of the art. Personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX are required to be inoculated against SCP-XXXX's cognitohazardous effects.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a cognitohazard that transfers itself via artwork. Individuals exposed to SCP-XXXX experience anomalous hallucinations of a non-human entity. The hallucinations begin with the subject having the sensation of being watched, or followed, and occasionally glimpsing the entity's shadow. During this stage hallucinations exclusively happen at night. As the condition progresses, the subject will experience more potent hallucinations, now happening during the day as well as night. Subjects will begin to see glimpses of SCP-XXXX in their peripheral vision. Subjects also report hearing the entity's footsteps behind them. At this stage, subjects begin to obsessively create artwork of SCP-XXXX. The appearance of SCP-XXXX can differ based on the subject's artistic skill, but several details are consistent in all examples:

  • Being very tall, usually next to a picture of a human for scale.
  • Being covered in pitch black fur.
  • Having arms much longer than those of a human, with four fingered hands and long claws.

Most subjects commit suicide if left without outside help, and there have been several instances where the subject expires due to the severe stress and sleep deprivation caused by the cognitohazard. Despite their worsening condition, subjects refuse to seek help, and will seclude themselves away from the public. Because of the tendency for subjects to expire, little is actually known about the variance or frequency of the hallucinations.
SCP-XXXX was first brought to the attention of the Foundation following the discover of prominent anthropologist Dr. Julia ███████'s journal which contains a detailed description of her experiences following her exposure to SCP-XXXX.