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Item #: SCP-3709

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3709's cell is at the center of Site-373, and is held within a circular containment cell with a 13-meter radius, with Site-373 itself being approximately 68 meters in radius. All Site-373 personnel must shed all manner of clothing before entering. A 2 meter thick solid plexiglass wall serves to contain SCP-3709, sealed from floor to ceiling. At the four cardinal directions are the four entry points to the containment zone, each entrance fitted with two magnetically locked doors. When closing, the door rests at a stop a foot below the floor to ensure no gap remains that might be used as an escape route.

Description: SCP-3709 is a pair of white knee high socks with three red stripes at the top. They currently measure 40 centimeters in height. The socks are animate and sentient. At rest, SCP-3709 is indistinguishable from any other similar pair of socks. SCP-3709 is capable of independent movement in various ways:

The first, and most often seen, form of movement is the pair of socks taking on the shape of a pair of feminine legs, the leggings pulled all the way up to where the knees would be on a woman approximately 1.6 meters in height. When walking about in this form, the socks hold all the same consistencies as normal legs. Touching the shin of the socks yields the texture of a shinbone underneath, the toes able to be separated out to feel each individual toe, and so on.

The second form of movement is for the pair of socks to move about as though a pair of snakes, often with the toes of the socks up in the air to act as the 'head.' When moving in this state, the sentient socks are able to traverse almost any surface, horizontal or vertical, with the exception of extremely smooth surfaces such as glass or polished steel. The socks have demonstrated having reached the neck of a human with little hindrance.

Additional: The sentient pair of socks also have shown to possess an ability to animate any piece of clothing within proximity. In an experiment in which a pair of gloves inside a clear plexiglass box was introduced to Site-373, with SCP-3703 remaining in its cell, it was discovered that the gloves remained inactive inside the box until SCP-3709 discovered the gloves at about 45 meters from SCP-3709's cell upon which the gloves were animated, immediately searching to find a way out. It was at this point the personnel was commanded to slowly make their way back to the parameter of the facility, reaching the 110 meter radius upon which the gloves lost animation.

Additionally, a full outfit of clothing contained in a plexiglass box was then sent to SCP-3709's containment cell. The outfit consisted of a simple black long sleeved shirt, bluejeans, a pair of leather gloves, and black tennis shoes. This plexiglass box was fitted with a lock to be released via remote. Once the box was contained within SCP-3709's cell, the lock was released and SCP-3709's interaction with the clothing monitored. Immediately upon access, SCP-3709 fashioned a female humanoid form out of the clothing, more closely resembling that of an invisible humanoid. It was observed that when given an outfit, the animated clothing behave and act as though they were one 'body.' This experiment has then continued with the introduction of multiple outfits, all of which have been animated to assume and function as a humanoid form. It is unclear as to if there is an upper limit to the number of articles that can be animated.

Conversations with SCP-3709 have been largely successful. SCP-3709's only means of communication is through a form of telepathy. It appears as though this telepathy is one way, as verbal communication must be used in order to reply to SCP-3709. SCP-3709 always refers to itself in the plural form, but speaks with a clearly feminine voice. During these conversations, SCP-3709 has boasted about the ability to manipulate any human found wearing clothing.

SCP-3709's personality is largely jovial and friendly, seeming to enjoy conversation with female personnel than male. The only example of SCP-3709 expressing anger during it's captivity is when a researcher made a passing comment on SCP-3709 resembling an invisible person.