Item #: XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All instances of SCP-XXXX are to be contained in separate secured lockers within Site-81. Access to SCP-XXXX for testing will only be granted given written approval from at least two personnel with clearance 3/XXXX or higher. Testing of SCP-XXXX has been suspended indefinitely following incident XXXX-Alpha. Personnel suffering from life-threatening conditions or illnesses are not to come into contact with SCP-XXXX under any circumstances.

Description: Scp-XXXX is a collection of 13 14 Polaroid photographs (designated scp-XXXX-a-1 to -14), seven paintings (scp-XXXX-b-1 to -7), and two digital jpeg images (scp-XXXX-c-1 and -2). All instances cannot be replicated via any known method, including photography, scanning, or file copying. Attempts at replication typically result in images appeared heavily damaged, particularly by scratch and burn marks. Instances of SCP-XXXX-c can only be viewed on their original hard drives, and attempts at any hand drawn recreations are hindered by SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects.

When an SCP-XXXX instance is viewed live (directly or indirectly) by a human capable of perceiving it, its anomalous properties manifest. This results in an acute negative reaction in the subject. The effects and severity of these reactions vary, with three four different reactions to SCP-XXXX exposure currently documented by the foundation. Testing with D-class personnel has shown that these reactions depend on the person, and do not change with repeated exposure.

Class 1: Subjects suffer an acute fear response when exposed to an instance, and lose consciousness after approximately 15 seconds. Subjects lose all memory of events leading up to, and including, viewing the image, but often show mild, short lasting scopophobia. Subjects have been documented showing signs of mild anxiety attacks when within approximately 10 metres of an instance, regardless of knowledge of its presence. This reaction has been present in ~ 50% of documented cases.

Class 2: Subjects report an extreme feeling of dread, a strong darkening in outer vision, and serious difficulty breathing when viewing an instance. Post exposure, subjects cannot recall the nature of the photograph, but often report seeing a small humanoid roughly the size of a 5 year old human. Class 2 reactions have occured in ~35% of cases.

Class 3: Subjects immediately fall comatose upon viewing an instance. This occurs in ~15% of cases. To date, only one subject has ever recovered from this state.

Class 4:
Incident XXXX-Alpha:
Document XXXX-Omega:

Addendum: Testing on SCP-XXXX is to be suspended indefinitely -Dr. Nilo