Item #: SCP-XXXX "Parasitic Chair"

Object Class: Safe

Threat Level: Yellow

SCP-XXXX is a white dining room chair made of Oak wood that was found at the location of ███, ██████████ █████. It is painted white and has a mark on the bottom saying "MADE IN CHINA", though no factory has confirmed they had made it. Sitting on the chair or looking at it for extended periods of time causes severe effects to the individual, whom of which we will call SCP-XXXX-1. The chair now enters a parasitic state, a non-contagious pathogen is released from the chair, that then latches onto the victim's brain, and begins to eat away at the brain. The effects of looking at the object or sitting on it for an extended amount of time are partial blindness, blurry vision, fatigue, and hallucinations. These hallucinations consist of humanoid figures, named SCP-XXXX-A, are around 1.85 meters tall, within the vicinity of
SCP-XXXX-1. When sighting these humanoid figures, SCP-XXXX-1 displays intense fear,. It is unknown whether these figures are hostile, since no subject has ever been within 15 meters of any of the humanoids. Advanced stages of the effects can range from partial memory loss to total brain decay. There are only 2 strains of the pathogen found inside the chair, a non-lethal strain, and a lethal strain. The non-lethal strain leaves the victim in a coma, until the parasite is either removed, or leaves the body through natural means. The lethal strain is much more dangerous, as advanced stage symptoms start to show 30-45 minutes after infection. The brain slowly █████████ and turns into a variety of substances, mostly including █████████ █████. The pathogen also only survives inside or on the chair, or on or in the brain, because in testing, they put it on the concrete floor and observed as the parasites died within seconds. Another thing the researchers found, is that when the subject is not touching the chair or looking at the chair while it is in it's parasitic state, the parasite goes dormant, and then dies after 2 hours.

Special Containment Procedures
SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a 5x5x5 meter concrete room with no windows whatsoever, guarded by two personnel at all times. Nobody is to be allowed into, or to look into the room for extended periods of time except for experimentation. If effects start to show, when an experiment isn't ongoing, the subject must be restrained and be treated with anesthetic, and must wait for symptoms to pass, which usually takes 4-5 hours. To move the chair, personnel must have a bag, tarp, or any thin, opaque plastic covering the chair, so that the personnel cannot be exposed to contact with the object.