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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Provisional Site-78 has been established to contain SCP-XXXX. The facility is to operate under the guise of a wildlife research facility.

SCP-XXXX is kept in an observation dome with an airlock chamber installed and is to be constantly monitored. No open flame is to brought within the dome. Automated drones are to be used to directly approach SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX is implanted with a GPS tracker that is monitored by automated systems.

Testing is only to be performed by the approval of Level 4 personnel. During testing, no fewer than 6 armed guards are to be present, three of which must be on catwalks above the containment chamber. SCP-XXXX-1 specimens developed from testing are to be analyzed, then transferred to cryogenic storage at Site-87's Biology Wing.

UPDATE: All testing has been suspended. SCP-XXXX-1 instances found are to be incinerated. See Incident XXXX for further details.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a single-roomed log cabin that is located in the wilderness of Siberia. Inside it is decorated with furs,1 has one rocking chair, a fireplace, a wardrobe, a chest,2 and a cauldron. It has two windows on the sides and a single wooden door allowing for entry.

Beneath SCP-XXXX are four fleshy limbs located at the corners that terminate in three spindly clawed fingers, which resemble the toes of a domestic chicken (Gallus gallus). These limbs allow for locomotion. It estimated that each limb is 6 meters long and bend at three places. These limbs are mostly rooted beneath the surrounding soil, stationing SCP-XXXX at its location (see Discovery for further information). The limbs remain dormant until hostile action is presented toward SCP-XXXX directly. A limb would burst from the ground and grab a subject, which it would pull towards the inside of SCP-XXXX or crush them. This response is instantly triggered when one is wielding a torch or any form of open flame.

Since the construction of Provisional Site-78, SCP-XXXX will at times unroot itself and wander its containment briefly. After investigating its surroundings, it would return to its original position.

Any biological organisms, except for microbial, entering SCP-XXXX will undergo various mutations. The resulting specimens are designated as SCP-XXXX-1. Instances posses a short lifespan of a week and sometimes are inflicted with lethal mutations resulting in instant death. Instances are mainly docile and would protect SCP-XXXX in the event of any hostilities. Deceased organisms do not undergo any mutations within SCP-XXXX. See Addendum 02 for -1 instances produced from testing.

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was discovered after reports from several towns in Southern Russia of a "lost witch's house" wandering the wilderness. One town had sent a small armed group to hunt for it, but only one member of the party returned, a Mr. Grigori Ivanov (see Addendum 01). Nearby recovery teams responded and eventually traced SCP-XXXX to its current location, rooting itself. It was found with the following sign which was tied to a nail on the door that is written in Old Russian.

Out to feast.

Stay out.

Addendum 01: The following interview was originally spoken in Russian and has been translated.

Interviewed: Mr. Gregori Ivanov

Interviewer: Agent Sergio

<Begin Log>

Agent Sergio: Alright, please tell me what happened when you went into the forest.

Mr. Ivanov: [Sigh] Well, it was getting dark and were heading East to where it was last seen. We found its tracks and followed them. Eventually, we caught our first glimpse of its silhouette from moonlight.

Agent Sergio: What was it doing?

Mr. Ivanov: It was just moving slowly through the trees before disappearing into the night. We quickly tried to pursue it but we lost it. That's when we decided to camp until sunrise.

I tried to sleep but I was too worried, even with my trusty hunting rifle on my side. I never thought I would ever get to see a witch's house so it left me spooked.

Anyway, we then started hearing unusual sounds.

Agent Sergio: Then I assume your party attacked it?

Mr. Ivanov: Yes, Vladimir and Dmitri first ran to it with torches to burn it. It noticed them and quickly clambered behind the trees. We quickly chased it while Aleksey fired his Nagant3 after it. Thinking back on it, that was ridiculous.

Anyway, we chased it to a nearby river and that's when it got bad. Vladimir ran up to it to have a good shot at throwing the torch at it. It quickly grabbed him and slammed his body on a large rock. It then pressed on his body and there were awful cracking sounds. Dmitri swung his torch as it reached out for him next. It swiped him and crushed him in its grasps, tossing his lifeless body aside. It then quickly reached into the water and grabbed a fish. What it did to it is when things got very bad.

Agent Sergio: What did it do to the fish?

Mr. Ivanov: I don't know exactly but it changed it into a monster. It had a gaping maw, was the size of a bull, and had insect legs. When I saw it, I ran. Aleksey and two other men tried to fight the beast but I heard only their screams and gun shots. I ran and ran without rest back home. I knew deep down they were all dead.

Agent Sergio: Well, thank you, Mr. Ivanov. Everything will be fine.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: Mr. Ivanov received amnestics and the SCP-XXXX-1 instance mentioned was not found.

Addendum 02: For a full version of all experiments, please request it from Lead Researcher Westfield.

Incident XXXX: On 07/12/██, SCP-XXXX-1 instances in cryogenic storage at Site-87 were missing. The latches of the Cryogenic Preservation Tanks showed no signs of tampering. Two hours later at Provisional Site-78, several -1 instances were visible on the monitors surrounding SCP-XXXX reanimated. Instances attempted to open the airlock and were neutralized by security teams on nearby catwalks. Meanwhile, Site-██ was reportedly attacked by reanimated -1 instances and two of which had interacted with SCP-352. The following transcript is from surveillance footage.

<Begin Log>

SCP-352 is sitting at the corner of its containment chamber. After 40 seconds, a vent that lead into the chamber suddenly bursts open which two -1 instances crawl out of. Simultaneously, -1 instances were attacking from Gate A at this time.

One instance resembled a gastropod5 with two arm-like appendages. It quickly moves to the door and a bulbous sac on its back began to expand and bursts, covering the door with a thick mucus. The second instance was feline and reptile-like in appearance and moves towards SCP-352.

The instance had in its mouth what appears to be a human fetus which it places on the floor in front of SCP-352. SCP-352 reaches for the fetus and begins to devour it. SCP-352 then pats the instance's head.

The instance and SCP-352 appear to briefly converse before SCP-352 stands and move towards the instance. SCP-352 kneels down and appears to whisper to the instance. Instance then nods its head and returns into the vent as SCP-352 stands idly while facing the camera for the remainder of the footage.

<End Log>

The SCP-XXXX-1 instance in the footage was later found at Provisional Site-78 and was terminated by security as it attempted to enter the containment area of SCP-XXXX. Following the incident, security has been upgraded.