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candle

SCP-XXXX when lit.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a remote locker accessible only to Level 1+ Personnel. Lighting SCP-XXXX is prohibited unless for research purposes.
The potentially dangerous effects of SCP-XXXX can be easily prevented by putting out the flame the candle burns from.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an unmarked, wax wick1 being held by a candle stick. The candle stick of SCP-XXXX has a length of 114.3 and a width of 45.72 mm. The wick, which the candle stick emerges from, has a length of 80.3 mm.

Lighting SCP-XXXX will result in the top of the wick lighting on fire, behaving identical to the standard candle. The wick of SCP-XXXX will eventually undergo complete physical change and melt completely; however, once this has come to pass, the subject responsible for lighting SCP-XXXX will experience an irresistible desire to buy a new candle wick and light another flame until the next wick has burned out, then the cycle repeats. Subjects under the effects of SCP-XXXX claim they won’t eat, drink, etc. until they have replaced and re-lit SCP-XXXX. Effected subjects refuse to put out SCP-XXXX.

Recovery: SCP-XXXX was located and recovered from ███████ ███████, a daycare inside of ███████, US. The location of SCP-XXXX was tracked prior to the incident of a child being found dead due to lack of hydration on ██/██/████. Cause for death is presumed to be because of the effects of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX has been further located to Site-732 for research and containment.