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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: The acre of woodland containing SCP-XXXX must be surrounded by a chain-link fence wrapped in barbed wire and plastered with various signs warning of hazardous waste within the area. The exterior of SCP-XXXX is to be patrolled by at least two armed guards at all times. The pulpit within SCP-XXXX is to be surrounded by four steel walls at least 45 centimeters thick. SCP-XXXX is only to be entered by D-class personnel for the purpose of testing, and must gain clearance by personnel level two or above. All personnel who enter SCP-XXXX are to be immediately considered KIA, and marked as such, even if they have not yet died.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a abandoned protestant church, residing approximately 26 miles outside of █████ █████, █████████. The outside of the church is extremely worn down and covered in foliage. Despite this, the inside is well maintained and shows absolutely no signs of wear.

When someone comes within two meters of the wooden pulpit in the center of SCP-XXXX they will instantly drop to their knees, and become unable to move the lower half of their body. Subjects trapped within SCP-XXXX are to be considered SCP-XXXX-1.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 do not show signs of being affected by hunger or dehydration, and do not respond to any stimuli aside from verbal commands. Every Sunday at exactly 20:30 all instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will black out and experience a religious sermon. During these sermons instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have described being able to move around the church freely, but not being able to leave. After about 15 minutes into the blackout, a middle aged man in a priest outfit and 20-30 white Americans of ages varying from age 5 to about 75 enter the church and sit down in the pews. The man in the priest outfit will begin to quickly circle the room and begin to scream and ramble incoherently and attack the churchgoers for anywhere from 3 to 5 hours, after which instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will regain consciousness, though they will generally be experiencing extreme pain, and suffering hundreds of cross shaped cuts in various locations upon the body.

After regaining consciousness, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will show increased levels of paranoia and a intense obsession with the delusion that they have become Christ. After each sermon these signs will usually become more intense, with most subjects' speech becoming completely incomprehensible after the fifth sermon, and all subjects attempting serious self harm with their own hands by the seventh. By the end of the ninth sermon experienced by SCP-XXXX-1, it will become comprehensible once again, but will show an intense fear of it's location, often screaming at the top of it's lungs for help and clawing madly at the ground around it.

After exactly 3 hours of consciousness holes will form in the hands and feet of SCP-XXXX, causing them to expel massive amounts of a mixture of wine and blood from every open wound upon the body. After anywhere from 1 to 2 hours the flow of the mixture will stop, and SCP-XXXX-1 will fall backwards and float up into the ceiling. All scans for heat and DNA within the church have been unsuccessful, leading researchers to believe that bodies are taken to another plane of existence after they pass into the ceiling.

Addendum: All D-class personnel sent into SCP-XXXX wearing non-Christian religious garbs or trinkets have experienced extreme damage to the internal organs after the first sermon. Those in traditional clothing for Judaism or Islam will experience lethal alcohol poisoning, those in pagan garbs will suffer from major head trauma and ruptures in the diaphragm, and those in any other forms of religious wear will simply experience cardiac arrest. Attempts made by instances of SCP-XXXX-1 to leave the church or interact with anyone within the church during the sermons have been reported as unsuccessful, and typically lead to the priest assaulting and verbally reprimanding the subject for hating god or trying to "sneak off like a Jew". In instances where subjects have survived a sermon in Jewish or Islamic religious clothing, ( typically due to alcohol resistance incurred by heavy weight or past drinking ) they have described being held at the wrists and ankles by the churchgoers and being continuously beaten by the priest until they can no longer fully move their limbs. After this the priest will make an incision upon it's chest and excrete a fluid similar to the mixture expelled by SCP-XXXX-1 after experiencing it's ninth sermon into the mouth of the subject until the end of the sermon.