Matthew Baranyai: Confession Booth

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be secured within a standard containment chamber. The containment chamber, and SCP itself are to be fitted with 4 number combination locks (different codes) to prevent unauthorized entry. The combinations are to be randomized weekly and sent to the mobile PDAs of Dr. Shields and his research team. No non-disposable individuals are to enter the containment chamber under any circumstance, due to the dangerous results of exposure to SCP-XXXX.

When conducting D-Class testing of SCP-XXXX, there must be a minimum of 1 security officer, 2 psychiatric professionals, and 4 paramedics on standby at the exit of the containment chamber. D-Class individuals are to be instructed via P.A. system when during testing to negate the need for staff to be present in SCP-XXXXs containment chamber.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a confession booth made of mahogany wood, similar to ones found in roman-catholic churches. In design and material choice, it is nearly the same. However, in the area where the priest would usually sit, there is a variety of surgical supplies including syringes, scalpels, surgical hammers and pliers, large quantities of anesthetic and laughing gas, as well as many mechanized appendages that hold and use this equipment. Attempts to open this part of the booth have proved impossible.

If someone establishes line of sight with SCP-XXXX (they do not need to be looking at the SCP), they will start to experience feelings of regret, guilt, and/or existentialism, as well as an overwhelming compulsion to look at SCP-XXXX. If the subject is removed from the containment chamber before they establish eye contact with SCP-XXXX, they will not experience any of its long term anomalous effects. If eye contact is made with SCP-XXXX (does not apply if viewed through a camera, photograph, or artistic depiction) the subject will become incredibly focused on entering SCP-XXXX, often resorting to threats or violence in order to enter. One subject became so obsessed that they ignored interview instructions, and attempted to unlock the SCP-XXXXs door by entering every single possible combination sequentially until the correct one was found. The subject finally unlocked the door after 6426 tries, and over 300 minutes of consecutive attempts.

Oddly, SCP-049 will never attack subjects once they have been inside SCP-XXXX.

Exactly 24 hours after emerging from SCP-XXXX, feelings of happiness and euphoria will diminish. This is followed by