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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a 2m x 1m x 2m storage locker. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 are to be stored separately from SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 is to be opened every Monday to check for new instances of SCP-XXXX-2. Personnel with Level-3 security clearance or above are permitted to interact with SCP-XXXX and examine its contents as needed.
Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 are not permitted outside of a secure location. They are not to be viewed or tampered without specific instruction from Class B personnel. Any creature that views an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 is to undergo an immediate psychiatric evaluation.

Description: SCP-XXXX-1 is a cardboard box containing a number of VHS1 tapes in various states of disrepair. They have been classified as SCP-XXXX-2. 80% of known tapes appear to be media that the foundation could find no previous record of existing. This includes television series, movies, and music videos.
SCP-XXXX-1 itself has no visible abnormalities. It is made of cardboard 1 cm thick, with occasional organic stains or rips. However, whenever the box is opened or closed, a random number of VHS tapes appear or disappear. 34% of the time, a instance of SCP-XXXX-2 previously removed from the box will materialize in the box. The box has been observed to make copies of previously discovered tapes.
The box was discovered after Agent ████████'s mother died of cervical cancer and left SCP-XXXX to him in her will. Agent ████████ noticed that one of the tapes matched descriptions a previously documented anomaly and reported SCP-XXXX to the foundation. It was deemed anomalous and brought in for testing on █/██/20██.

Addendum: 7-10 days after viewing one of the tapes subjects exposed to the tapes report a compulsion to make home movies, often using a VHS Camcorder. While some of these appear harmless, some subjects will feel compelled to commit acts of violence or self mutilation in order to make these films more "credible."
Examples of films created by subjects affected by SCP-XXXX include: A satire of the opera Vanessa by Samuel Barber in which Erkia spends 3 hours on screen holding one low note and then dies, presumably of oxygen deprivation, a tape of a subject wrapping 4 issues of National Geographic Kids in a funeral shroud and covering it in a blood-like substance, and a tape in which a subject lights a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray on fire while chanting "Abraham Lincoln deserved the Oscar."
One subject has died and two have been arrested due to the effects of SCP-XXXX.

Known tapes:

Identification: SCP-XXXX-2a
Date: 1914
Description: Titled "Crunch Time." Consists of 4 hours of black and white footage of 3 unusually tall men dressed in police uniforms similar to The Metropolitan Police Force of England in the 1830's. They spend the runtime enforcing laws against seemingly normal activities in increasingly violent ways, always involving food. For example, at 45:34, one of the actors (credited as "Cool McCoolshoot) attempts to arrest a man for urinating in a public bathroom. When the man resists "Cool McCoolshoot," McCoolShoot assaults him with a pie with a dark blue filling. A laugh track plays, and it is revealed that there held a MAC Mle 1950. The man dies of blunt trauma to the head after being struck with the gun. 54 of these skits play, averaging approximately 4 minutes each.
Notes: The VHS was not introduced until 1976, and the gun used in the restroom skit was not introduced until 1950.
Likelihood of appearing: 67%

Identification: SCP-XXXX-2b
Date: 1978
Description: Season 13 of Julia Child's "The French Chef." The tape contains episodes one through 10. Episodes one through four are actually four copies of Season Nine, Episode Sixteen, "Orange Bavarian Cream." The other episodes are not included in the official run of the show, the most notable being episode 9, in which Child wordlessly sculpts a large mass of a dark green substance into a bust of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. At the 10:03 mark, child's face begins to contort into the shape of the green substance. The episode ends with a hard cut to black, with the words "Watch Out!" superimposed on top. Other episodes include Child butchering other small, exotic animals, including an Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) and a crested agouti (Dasyprocta cristata), and then dropping the meat on the floor.
Notes: There are only 10 known seasons of The French Chef. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was 21 at the supposed time of filming, but the sculpture resembles him as of 20██
Likelihood of appearing: 22%

Identification: SCP-XXXX-2c
Date: 1981
Description: Season 3 of "I Dream of Jeannie." Box art has "For Nancy" and an image of a heart inscribed in black permanent marker.
Notes: No unusual traits observed.
Likelihood of appearing: 10%

Identification: SCP-XXXX-2d
Date: None given.
Description: An single episode of SCP-2030. The sleeve for the tape mimics the cover of the 1995 release of "Abbot and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" and is titled "Laugh is Laugh." The theme of the episode is "Eggs."
Notes: This episode has been catalogued before as being part of Season 23.
Likelihood of appearing: 81%

Identification: SCP-XXXX-2e
Date: 2001
Description: Labeled "The Vengabus: PLUS!." A frame-for-frame replica of the 1998 video for the song "Vengabus" by the Vengaboys, except every visible living organism in the video has a larger than average number of eyes and the song is sung in Old High German. The lyrics roughly translate to the original, except the line "New York to San Francisco" is replaced with "Heaven to Carcassonne2"
Notes: The cover of "The Vengabus: PLUS!"'s cover has deteriorated more than expected for a tape of its age.
Likelihood of appearing: 54%

Identification: SCP-XXXX-2f
Date: 1981
Description: Encased in a green cardboard slipcover with the words "Learn to Oil Paint! With Sznark Gibbly" on the center in an angular font. The date on the box is 1981, but the quality of video surpasses the technology available at the time. The tape, which runs for approximately two hours, is a recording of a small middle-aged woman of Asian ancestry reads a copy of "Lego Harry Potter: Building the Magical World" (2011) out loud, pausing every 2-3 minutes to take a drink out of a cup filled with a viscous yellow fluid. Over the course of the video, the green-screened background shows a hand painting a copy of "Young Hare" by Albrecht Dürer.3 At the 117:38 mark, the woman stops reading and falls asleep in her chair, and someone begins painting over the painting in an off-white color.
Notes: No person, living or otherwise, has been recorded as being named Sznark Gibbly.
Likelihood of appearing: 23%