CaptainBones' Manor of Boneage
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Item #: SCP-3948

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3948 is to remain in a Standard Containment Locker in Site-73. Due to the self-destructive nature and limited supply of SCP-3948 instances, testing of SCP-3948 instances requires authorization from personnel with Level 4 security clearance.

Description: SCP-3948 is the collective designation for nineteen (19) twelve (12) standard gridiron footballs. Instances of SCP-3948 are devoid of any defining logos or markings, corporate or otherwise. SCP-3948 instances display no anomalous properties when interacted with outside of a football field.

Anomalous behavior occurs in SCP-3948 instances when specific actions are performed with the ball whilst a game is ongoing. When an instance of SCP-3948 is used to score a touchdown, is used to score a field goal, is brought into an end zone during a convert, or comes into contact with any non-player during a game, the ball will spontaneously detonate with explosive force equivalent to 8.6kg of dynamite.

SCP-3948 instance detonation cannot be triggered by damaging the instance in question.1
Tests conducted on SCP-3948 instances reveal that the balls are both internally and compositionally identical to footballs used in professional gridiron football games, and contain no foreign material.

Addendum 3948-1: SCP-3948 was discovered on ██/██/20██ by Foundation personnel following reports of a spontaneous explosion during a high school football match taking place in ██████, Oklahoma. Quickly following news of the incident, Mobile Task Force Iota-10 ("Damn Feds") was deployed and secured Foundation control over the investigation, and Class-A amnestics were applied to known witnesses.2 Nineteen (19) instances of SCP-3948 were located soon after in a large cardboard box, and brought to the Foundation for examination.