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SCP-XXXX-1 in containment

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 is to be kept in a generic secured locker in Site-15 alongside one phone call recorder, and connected to or near an electrical outlet. Any testing performed on it and any update on the instantaneous or permanent location of SCP-XXXX-1 must be notified to and approved by the researcher in charge. Unless special permission is granted, SCP-XXXX-1's memory chip should never be integrated or read by an electronic device other than SCP-XXXX-1 itself.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 appearing on tests must be recorded only with the recorder provided. If any instance is deemed of particular interest, it may be moved into an isolated computer as a .mp3 file and recalled SCP-XXXX-2-X, replacing X by its corresponding position in chronological appearance. Each new instance of SCP-XXXX-2 should be checked with the rest to verify if it shares any common properties. For the sake of this, it is permitted to copy instances into an isolated computer where they can be renamed, classified, and edited as long as the original file isn't altered.

Description: SCP-XXXX-1 is a landline telephone, with little external or internal physical traits that distinguish it from a generic one. The model is very similar to that of a black Panasonic KX-TS500MX, although the name of the brand is absent. It is not known if this is due to degradation of the material or the brand name was never printed, given that all the other printed symbols and numbers are in a good condition. The major difference with a generic telephone is that it lacks a RJ port. All of its components behave normally, except its memory chip. If inserted into or read by another device, either it won't be able to regain any of its content or the device in question will crash. Due to this property, the nature and content of data carried by this chip, if any, is currently unknown. Further research on the chip is yet to be led, but the most plausible hypothesis states that an enormous amount of information is contained within the chip and any device trying to read it will collapse under such high amounts of information being downloaded.1

SCP-XXXX-2 designs all sounds SCP-XXXX-1 displays after a one to twelve combination of numbers has been typed in and the calling button has been pushed. These sounds appear to be in all cases recordings of human speech. Testing has showed that no signal is sent or received by SCP-XXXX-1, due to the absence of RJ connectivity, therefore typing in an existing number will not result in a call. Instead, a high-quality voice recording will play, with length generally ranging from one to ten minutes2. No interaction seems possible, thus the nomenclature "recordings". The voice heard varies each time a new number is inputted, and so does the language, topic and context of the speech. On certain occasions, it appears as though the speaker talks to themselves while on other occasions they seem to be talking with someone, although only one voice is heard. Calling the same number multiple times will not result on the same recording. Over 100 hours of audio files (roughly 2400 recordings) have been recorded, and no individual message was repeated. Other buttons have no effect whatsoever.

It is estimated that, if voice messages are kept within SCP-XXXX-1's memory chip, its capacity would exceed at least 140 GB.3As stated before, the memory chip seems, on the outside, completely identical to that of a generic Panasonic KX-TS500, which couldn't carry such high amounts of information.