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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept inside a 8in x 6 standard metal containment unit, stored at Site-19. As of ██/██/20██, only level 3 personnel or higher have access to SCP-XXXX, following a "mixup" by foundation staff, see document XXXX-2 for more information. All requests for testing/experimentation must go through Doctor █████. Usage of SCP-XXXX on Class-D personnel is not permitted under any circumstances, however, usage on livestock is permitted.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a small, chrome, handheld flashlight from 1966, and is roughly 7.28 x 2.36 x 2.36 in in size. SCP-XXXX has no anomalous properties until it has been powered on. Upon it's activation, no light appears to be emitted from the flashlight, however, it will start to decompose and rot any organic material in that direction for up to 20 meters. SCP-XXXX's origin is still unknown as of ██/██/20██, though rumors of it's creation by other SCP, have been made. SCP-XXXX was located on ██/██/20██, in ██████,████. It's presence was made aware to the foundation due to an incident with local law enforcement in which Officer █████, unknowingly, used SCP-XXXX on his partner during a search of an abandoned facility on ██ A████ Blvd, leading to the partners slow demise. Upon the arrival of foundation staff, class A amnestics were administered to all individuals involved and a cover story was implemented.

Addendum: Incident XXXX-2 transcript

Foreword: Casual conversation between Doctor ███ & Researcher █████ is taking place when Doctor ███ drops a ring below a cabinet and requests Researcher █████ to use a flashlight (unknowingly SCP-XXXX) to find the ring.

<Begin Log>

Doctor ███: … so then i told to her to open wide and bam, she caught the cheesepuff! It was hilarious you should've been there.

Researcher █████: awhh shucks well it wasn't my fault it was my day off what do you expect. chuckles

Doctor ███ attempts to locate the ring while Researcher █████ speaks

Doctor ███: Hey █████, can you grab a light I can't find this damn ring.
Researcher █████ searches for a flashlight and grabs SCP-XXXX, which is then pointed under the cabinet, slightly at Doctor ███
Doctor ███: [Doctor ███ screams in agony]
Researcher █████ sounds the alarm as Foundation personnel arrive on scene

<End Log>

Note: Doctor ███ is still recovering from ██████████████ as of ██/██/20██, and will be under careful watch for any potential symptoms.

Addendum XXXX-3:
Following an approved experiment by Doctor ████ , Class-D personnel were instructed to "shine" SCP-XXXX at SCP-682. After 6 attempts, SCP-XXXX seemed to have no effect on SCP-682. This is being looked into further at the moment.