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Current instance of SCP-XXXX-A

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Threat Level: Yellow

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard Safe Class locker in Site-19. Any access to SCP-XXXX must be approved by Level 3 personnel. For all non-experiment based physical contact with SCP-XXXX, personnel are required to wear neoprene gloves and avoid skin contact of any kind. To prevent containment breaches, experiments involving SCP-XXXX must be conducted with a body-weight scale in the testing chamber. In the event of a containment breach involving an instance of SCP-XXXX-B, the subject is to be held in confinement until a body-weight scale is brought in close proximity to them. The subject will be force-fed any available food (excluding human), which will cause SCP-XXXX to relocate to the aforementioned scale. Traumatized subjects may be administered Class-A amnestics if requested.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an intangible cognitohazard that resides in either a single body-weight scale or a single person at a given time. A scale presently hosting SCP-XXXX will be classified as SCP-XXXX-A, while a human presently hosting SCP-XXXX will be classified as SCP-XXXX-B. SCP-XXXX transfers between these possible hosts1 and can only remain in one at a time, making it relatively easy to contain. However, a body-weight scale hosting SCP-XXXX does not change in any observable way, making it very difficult to know whether or not a scale is an instance of SCP-XXXX-A. The scale will remain as the host of SCP-XXXX until an able-bodied person makes direct skin contact with SCP-XXXX-A. When this occurs, the person will immediately become an instance of SCP-XXXX-B. SCP-XXXX will continue to affect SCP-XXXX-B until that person dies, is permanently incapacitated, or eats anything that is not human meat (See Experiment Log XXXX-A). If this happens, SCP-XXXX will relocate to the nearest body-weight scale in proximity to SCP-XXXX-B.

Upon becoming SCP-XXXX-B, subjects will feel compelled to weigh themselves on the scale. If SCP-XXXX-B successfully learns of their weight, they will begin experiencing high levels of stress as a result of obsessive body dysmorphia. Regardless of their BMI, they will consider themselves morbidly underweight and begin to seek food.

Additionally, SCP-XXXX-B's perception of their surroundings is altered2. Key changes include:

  • All non-human organisms cannot be perceived by them.
  • All potential food not prepared by SCP-XXXX-B cannot be perceived by them3 (excluding humans).
  • All humans are perceived as various farm animals to them.4

Believing them to be livestock, SCP-XXXX-B will attempt to kill and eat any humans they come across. If successful, SCP-XXXX-B will then "prepare" any collected meat by utilizing available culinary appliances and utensils. No food is ever actually cooked, however, as they will merely mime the actions needed to apply heat. If there are no appliances or utensils available, SCP-XXXX-B will perceive nonexistent ones and use them. Instances of SCP-XXXX-B that live to approximately ten days will die of thirst due to a lack of desire to drink water. In addition, regardless of how much they eat, instances ofSCP-XXXX-B will become increasingly desperate for food as well as malnourished. Autopsies conclude that nothing consumed by instances of SCP-XXXX-B actually enter the digestive system. Swallowed meat seemingly disappears at some point during consumption, unbeknownst to SCP-XXXX-B. Attempts to observe the digestive process of a live SCP-XXXX-B in any way result in SCP-XXXX relocating to the nearest body-weight scale.

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Addendum XXXX-1: Despite the proposals of some Foundation personnel, SCP-XXXX will remain classified as Safe, as it will never breach containment if handled properly. Just wear your gloves and keep a scale nearby. -Dr. Hyatt