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SCP-XXXX-A

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Keter

Special Containment Procedures: MTF-Gamma-20 ("Bricklayers") are to monitor quarries within a 500 KM radius of SCP-XXXX-A for SCP-XXXX. If SCP-XXXX-1 is identified, audio should be played across the quarry with an inverse frequency to that of SCP-XXXX-1. Due to the extreme difficulty involved in preventing spread, suspicious disappearances should be monitored worldwide to track global spread of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon affecting clay quarries, spreading between them by unknown means. All sedimentary rock can be used as a vector, but only clay is affected by SCP-XXXX. An estimated 29% of clay worldwide is estimated to be affected by SCP-XXXX. The ████ clay quarry is believed to be where SCP-XXXX originated, as affected quarries center around it. It is referred to as SCP-XXXX-A.

Clay affected by SCP-XXXX (dubbed SCP-XXXX-1) demonstrates no unusual properties, other than a slight increase in heat retention capabilities. When SCP-XXXX-1 is resonated at 21██Hz it permanently becomes 'active'. This means its component molecules resonate at a matching frequency. SCP-XXXX-1 can be made inactive by playing the inverse frequency. Buildings with a surface area of at least 150m2 constructed from SCP-XXXX-1 (or bricks produced using it) are referred to as SCP-XXXX-2. In roughly 34% of humans, the sound produced by the cumulative resonance of SCP-XXXX-2 induces a dangerous memetic effect. Because the source is audible sound, effects can be negated with strong ear protection. The process of a human individual entering SCP-XXXX-2 is as follows:

  • After a period between 30 seconds and 2 minutes the individual (hereby referred to as SCP-XXXX-3) will be suddenly paralyzed
  • Immediately after this paralysis begins, SCP-XXXX-3's body will begin to be converted into SCP-XXXX-1, beginning at the feet
  • Roughly 1Kg of mass will be converted per minute, meaning the process takes roughly 80 minutes to complete for an average adult male.

During the process, SCP-XXXX-3 remains conscious and aware (evidenced by contraction of pupils in response to light). At any point, removal from SCP-XXXX-2 will halt the process and paralysis, although it is currently irreversible.

The widespread effects of SCP-XXXX presents a major danger to human populations, as there is no easy way of tracking the spread. For this reason, containment must be a top priority.

History: SCP-XXXX initially referred to a two story suburban residence on the outskirts of ████████. It came to the Foundation's attention on █/█/2008 because of a suspicious missing persons report, identified as the previous occupants, a family of five. Three agents were partially converted before the resonance was identified and proper ear protection provided. Large amounts of clay were found scattered across the floor, believed to be the remains of the previous occupants. Why the effects began after 12 years of normal occupancy is unknown.
As instances of SCP-XXXX-2 are widespread, original containment procedures are recorded here for posterity.

After multiple reports of similar effects, the bricks used in the buildings were traced back to the ███████ brick plant, which sources its clay from SCP-XXXX-A.

Addendum XXXX-A: An unknown group or individual (designated PoI-5482) has been playing sounds with frequencies of 21██Hz periodically near population centers since 2008, with occurrences rising from at most 4 times a year to multiple times a month. To date, only one witness to this has been located, a neighbor of the original missing family.

Interviewed: ██████ █████████

Interviewer: Dr. Teel

Foreword: █████████ filed an report on █/█/2008 of a 'clay man' near to the house.

<Begin Log>

Dr. Teel: Where were you at 2100 hours?

█████████: Well, uh, I was just out walking my dog around the block.

Dr. Teel: Is this when you saw PoI-5482?
█████████: What, you mean the weird clay guy? Yeah, that's when it happened.

Dr. Teel: Explain the details of your encounter.
█████████: Well, I just turned the corner, and there he was; this guy squatting in an alleyway with a laptop. I stepped a bit closer, and that's when I saw it.
Dr. Teel: Saw what?
█████████: He was made of clay! His whole face was this orangey-brown color, and was covered in these little cracks. Suddenly, he smiled, and I could hear this high-pitched noise coming from his laptop. He waited for a few seconds and turned it off.
Dr. Teel: Did he see you?
█████████: No, I don't think so. He just turned and walked away into the darkness. I didn't want to follow him down there.
Dr. Teel: I see. Well, this concludes our interview.
█████████: Hey, what is this place anyway? No one at the station believed me.
<End Log>

Closing Statement: █████████ was administered Class-A amnestics and returned to his home. Both his and the missing persons report were expunged from police records.

Traces of SCP-XXXX-1 were found near every instance of an active SCP-XXXX-2, corroborating █████████'s statement. Locating PoI-5482 is to be a top priority.

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