Red handed God

Classification: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is a class 2 supernatural being and a memetic hazard. Exposure to SCP-XXXX for more than a few seconds is either fatal or causes severe mania. Due to SCP-XXXX's nature it is impossible to contain by current means and must therefore be dealt with on a case by case basis by any and all personnel in the area. If you have any suggestions on how to contain SCP-XXXX please contact Dr Macamis. Elements of Mobile Task Force - Mu-13 "Ghostbusters" are to be on permanent alert for signs of SCP-XXXX activity. Actions warranting investigation for SCP activity include but are not limited to:

  • Sudden political or social upheaval
  • Complete loss of contact with a city, town or island
  • Any references to a "Church of the Hand"
  • Mass disappearances

If any of the above situations or incidents occur MTF Mu-13 is to be alerted and agents are to be sent to investigate such occurrences. If SCP-XXXX actions are confirmed agents and MTF operatives are to kill any and all persons affected by SCP-XXXX (unless otherwise directed by Overwatch Command) and neutralising SCP-XXXX itself. Amnestics have no effect on SCP-XXXX-2 and as such must be eliminated. The standard cover story ("ritual suicide") is to be put in place immediately. SCP-XXXX itself can be neutralised by force that would kill a normal human but is highly resistant to blunt force trauma.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a partially intangible figure of varying features, attire, race and height with features usually corresponding with the local ethnic majority. The only obvious difference between SCP-XXXX and a normal human is the right hand of SCP-XXXX which is blood red below the wrist where it appears the skin has been flayed off in an irregular manner down to the muscle by unknown means. At the event of SCP-XXXX's 'death' the body will sink through the ground within 10 seconds. There is no way to halt this effect. Within a period of 2 weeks to 2 years another instance of SCP-XXXX will generate in a random portion of the globe with SCP-XXXX sometimes ignoring active conflicts on favour of creating its own destruction.

SCP-XXXX can phase through solid objects and can teleport an indeterminate distance (slow motion footage has shown that SCP-XXXX can dash at over ██████ km/h up to a distance of █ kilometres in less than 0.05 seconds). SCP-XXXX attacks in a myriad of ways which have shown to have no determinable pattern follow local superstition on the abilities of vengeful spirits or gods. SCP-XXXX has used the powers commonly associated with Medusa on multiple occasions outside of Greco-Roman cultural areas for unknown reasons.

SCP-XXXX's primary anomalous effect is that the entity itself is a memetic hazard which causes those whoview it to become aggressive to all of those around it, infected or not (affected individuals are identified as SXP-XXXX-1). However this effect ceases on the destruction of SCP-XXXX, with those afflicted reportedly feeling as if they are awakening from a deep sleep. This effect happens in 70% of cases. In 10% of cases viewing causes the viewer to become an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 and the remaining 20%, viewing causes instant death. SCP-XXXX-2 instances retain some form of basic intelligence and if exposed to any SCP-XXXX-1 instances, will begin to organise them into basic 'squads.'. SCP-XXXX-2 instances also appear to worship SCP-XXXX usually calling themselves "Disciples of the Hand." SCP-XXXX-2 are not cured by the death of SCP-XXXX and will continue their aggressive behaviours but with most escaping to continue their worship.

Addendum: After a raid on a rural farmhouse outside of ████, █████ multiple artifacts and religious texts were discovered. The recovered items were found to be non-anomalous in nature and have been filed as SCP-XXXX-3 to -12. Items 3-7 are styalised depictions of humans with flayed hands (presumed to be depictions of various SCP-XXXX instances) whilst items 8-10 are varied religious texts each written in a different language, these being English, German and an unknown language using the Cyrillic alphabet. Items 8 and 9 appear to be the same origin story with minor differences. The story says that [DATA EXPUNGED]. Item 10 is yet to be translated. Item 11 is a half burned journal that was rescued after the SCP-XXXX-2 instances attempted to destroy it. A full analysis of SCP-XXXX-11's contents has been rendered impossible due to damage sustained from the aforementioned attempt at its destruction, but it appears to be a private journal of a leader of the 'church.' However it contains the locations of numerous other SCP-XXXX-2 bases as well as [DATA EXPUNGED PENDING RELEASE]. Item 12 is an ancient leather bound book with semi-legible scrawlings written in human blood. The book was placed on a central altar inside the barn. So far the book has provided little in the way of information but has been tentatively dated at circa 1400A.D.

Note: SCP-XXXX-12 worries me. If that book is as old as we think it is, then there could be hundreds or thousands of SCP-XXXX-2 instances around the world. If my hypothesis is true then we have a way bigger problem on our hands. - Dr Macamis.

Re-Suggestions: For all those asking, YES we have tried to just 'put SCP-XXXX in a box' and it DOESN'T WORK. The next person who asks me this is getting demoted. - Dr Macamis

Note: Dr Macamis has been given long service leave due to stress and familial issues. Dr Coulson will take over in his stead.

Incident SCP-XXXX-4: On ██/██/███ Agent ████ and Agent ███ investigated reports of "Church of the Hand" activity in [DATA EXPUNGED]. During the investigation Agent ████ unknowingly interacted with an SCP-XXXX-2 instance. Agent ████ [DATA EXPUNGED]. At the time this event was unknown to the Foundation and the accompanying agent. After the event Agent ████ exhibited several unusual behaviours including [DATA EXPUNGED] however the alarm was not raised. Agent ████ then proceeded to attack his fellow agent and then proceeded [DATA EXPUNGED]. Agent ███ raised the alarm and all local MTF units were called in and the SCP-XXXX instance was contained.Agent ███ was recovered and interviewed. In light of this event, agents and MTF members are to take care with interacting with the inhabitants of potential SCP-XXXX affected areas.