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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a Safe-Class secure storage container. Further research into the results of reading SCP-XXXX is suspended until further notice by the Ethics Committee.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a copy of comedian Bill Cosby's book Fatherhood. The contents and physical makeup of the book are identical to that of a non-anomalous copy of the book. SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects are activated by reading it at least thirty percent of the way through. When this criteria is met, no immediate anomalous effects are observable. However, when the subject next goes to sleep, an entity known as SCP-XXXX-1 will manifest. SCP-XXXX-1 is a humanoid entity that is completely identical to Bill Cosby during his mid forties to early fifties. SCP-XXXX-1 will manifest by entering through the door to whichever room the subject is sleeping in.

To date, no amount of security measures tested have been able to keep SCP-XXXX-1 from entering a room, including the door to a Keter-class containment cell. No security camera has ever picked up SCP-XXXX-1 entering or leaving through the door. Upon entering the room, SCP-XXXX-1 will approach the sleeping subject, and proceed to stand and watch the subject for the duration of the night. SCP-XXXX-1's face is typically observed to be smiling during this entire period, and its expression will only alter once its manifestation has ended at dawn and it exits through the door it came in.

If a subject awakens during the middle of the night and observes SCP-XXXX-1 they will suffer from sudden sleep paralysis, and be forced to watch SCP-XXXX-1 for the remainder of the night. All subjects who observed SCP-XXXX-1 reported the same sleep paralysis for every night after the initial observation. All subjects respond to this by exhibiting an intense fear of falling asleep, often staying up for days at a time until finally passing out from exhaustion, at which point SCP-XXXX-1 will manifest again.

It is currently unclear whether this fear is an anomalous effect, or a natural response. Subjects that don't die from sleep deprivation typically become suicidal after several days of the process, resulting in all subjects dying within an average of thirty days, and as such it is unclear whether SCP-XXXX's effects cease with time. If any other human directly observes SCP-XXXX-1 during its manifestation they will experience the same anomalous effect the next time they go to sleep, regardless of whether they have read SCP-XXXX, making direct research and observation of SPC-XXXX-1 difficult.

Notice from the Ethics Committee:
Due to the risk severe risk to staff safety caused by study of SCP-XXXX, the 100% mortality rate of all test subjects, and the lack of any tangible gain from the project, further study of SCP-XXXX has been suspended by order of the Ethics Committee.