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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is currently stored in Storage Room 3 of Site-██, along with six adjustable-height chairs. Access to SCP-XXXX for experimentation requires Level-2 clearance. SCP-XXXX is to be cleaned twice weekly by research staff assigned to the object.

Special accommodations may be made1 for recreational well-being requests; however, any personnel granted permission for SCP-XXXX usage is allowed a maximum of one week of usage per permission cycle. Excessive requests placed will result in a suspension from the SCP-XXXX project, and referral for psychological counseling.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a rectangular table of 20th-century make, with rounded edges and intended to seat six people. SCP-XXXX possesses a distinctive removable glass dome in its center. Neither the table nor the dome possess any makers' marks.

The primary anomaly of SCP-XXXX manifests when up to 6 humans are seated at the object with edible food and/or drink. Miniature human entities resembling faceless mannequins, designated SCP-XXXX-1, will materialize inside the glass dome and perform a musical act. Up to 100 discrete SCP-XXXX-1 have been recorded manifesting through this effect, and the musical performances observed are unlimited by genre or time period.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 do not respond to any external stimuli. Lifting the glass dome away from SCP-XXXX will result in the humanoids instantly dematerializing. Placing the glass dome back in its intended place will restore the appearance of SCP-XXXX-1, which will resume performing as if uninterrupted.

Performances of SCP-XXXX-1 demonstrate startling realism when compared to live performances of similar premise and genre, including ballet, traditional folk dances, and popular modern styles. Of note, it is currently believed that SCP-XXXX generates its displays with a certain degree of randomness, as no requests for specific musical acts can be made. However, experimental trials indicate that the musical displays are typically associated with some sort of cultural or personal significance to one or more of the people who are seated at the table viewing an SCP-XXXX-1 performance.

In approximately 50% of clinical trials, SCP-XXXX-1 performances possessed no direct relevance to any viewers seated at SCP-XXXX. Instead, the corresponding music held significance for acquaintances of the viewers. It was noted that viewers consistently recalled a coworker, distant family member, or housing neighbor who enjoyed the particular type of music generated by SCP-XXXX at the time.

Addendum XXXX-1: SCP-XXXX came into Foundation possession after it was originally donated to a small museum in Washington D.C. The donation was made per the last will and testament of a Mr. Joseph Johnson, known to locals as simply "Joe". The object was the subject of much attention during Mr. Johnson's funeral, which was attended by an excess of fifty people, most of whom only knew Johnson during his later years. [ADD MORE BACKGROUND]

Addendum XXXX-2: Following initial acquisition of SCP-XXXX, investigations were launched to obtain further information regarding Joe's family history. Joe's wife, Marie, was the first individual to be interviewed. Agent Kowalski was assigned to the case, acting under the guise of a museum staff member wanting to ask questions about the object for exhibition purposes.

Further investigation regarding Joe's father, other family members, and remaining heirlooms has returned no report of additional anomalous activity. However, subsequent interviews revealed that many of the close contacts Mr. Johnson made during the course of his adult life were due primarily to dinner parties and similar gatherings involving SCP-XXXX. Notable examples include Johnson's wife Marie, who particularly enjoyed dramatic classical opera, and his neighbor Calvin Smith, who was initially rather abrasive towards the Johnsons until he was invited to a dinner at which SCP-XXXX performed an acoustic version of a favorite family lullaby.

Clinical trials examining SCP-XXXX's effects, involving Foundation research personnel as test subjects, have been authorized.


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