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SCP-XXXX before its capture.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe Keter

Special Containment Procedure: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard animal cage appropriate for its size and provided with food, water and clean soil according to the basic needs of a non-anomalous tortoise. A 3m by 3m pen will be constructed in the inner courtyard of Site-79 where it will be allowed to roam free during daytime, and will be brought back in to its cage before nightfall. Site-79’s personnel are to be instructed to ignore SCP-XXXX’s enunciations.

Update: SCP-XXXX is currently not in containment. After the events described in Addendum XXXX.01, SCP-XXXX has been reclassified Keter.

Further research on SCP-XXXX is necessary before updating its containment procedures. For a tentative proposition on how to contain it, read Addendum XXXX.04.

Description: SCP XXXX is a tortoise of unknown species and age capable of well-articulated human speech in at least three languages, with grammar similar to the average native speaker. It only articulates random words and phrases towards humans in its direct line of sight. Since its speech does not follow any pattern or logic and is mostly devoid of content and semantics, it is not yet known if it has an intent of communicating a specific message. This theory is potentially contradicted by the fact that SCP-XXXX will not enunciate to people until it has heard them speak, which might indicate its necessity to know which language to use so it can be understood.

As of 25/07/2016, it has been confirmed that SCP-XXXX possesses antimemetic properties (displayed whenever it finds itself captive) that prevent the Foundation from understanding how it escapes containment. Two other effects are also suspected, namely:

  • SCP-XXXX’s capability of affecting and/or controlling the cognitive processes of humans that have been in continued contact with it.1
  • The total or partial control of humans’ motor centers in its vicinity. Continued contact with SCP-XXXX does not seem to be a condition for this.