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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The current subject affected by SCP-XXXX is to be held in a small concrete and steel cell 2 meters wide, 3 meters long, and 3 meters tall. The cell should include one regular prison-style bed, one toilet, one sink, one small table, and two chairs.

Toiletries are to be provided to the subject whenever necessary. Shaving or hair cutting equipment is not to be provided, and only a trained security officer will provide these services. Any objects that could possibly be used to commit self-harm (i.e. pencils, razors, toothbrush, shoelaces, etc.) are to be kept outside of the cell and in a secured locker marked with the subjects name. Bedsheets cannot have an ultimate tensile strength that can withstand more than 45 kg.

Meals should be delivered three times daily. One at 7:30 AM, one at 12:00 PM, and one at 17:30 PM. Meals should always include a red Jello cup, as this has been shown to improve the current subject’s mood despite any new stressor. This is subject to change upon recovering the next subject when the current subject inevitably passes.

The subject is receive a psychological examination, disguised as a simple visit, once monthly by one of the supervising researchers. The researcher conducting the examination shall be Dr. Jameson, and when he is unavailable the researcher shall be [See Addendum 1] Dr. Klein. Any new developments should be reported to Dr. Grayson.

In the event of any self-harm, the subject should be restrained for a period of three days. Depending on the severity of the self-harm, this period may be extended up to a maximum of 10 days.

Restraints shall include:

  • Mitts to prevent any attempts at scratching
  • Shackling of arms and legs with rubber chains with a length of .5 m
  • Padding added to the floor and walls of the room
  • A security officer present in the room at all times

Description:

SCP-XXXX-2 is described as a “noise” by every subject that has been recovered by the Foundation. The “noise” changes at random intervals and is reported to always be “grating and awful” by the subjects. That exact wording has been used by the four SCP-XXXX-1s that have been contained. There is a long list of sounds reported by the subjects. Some examples are:

  • An airplane jet
  • Repeated gunshots
  • Screaming
  • “Nails on a chalkboard”
  • Hysterical laughing
  • A deep whispering in an unknown language
  • A loud droning
  • Many other sounds have been reported by the subjects. See attached file, “Sound List,” for a full and comprehensive collection.

The exact nature of how SCP-XXXX-2 affects SCP-XXXX-1 is unknown. According to every type of scan and examination that the Foundation has available to them, every instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is healthy other than certain pre-existing physical illnesses.

Records of Instances SCP-XXXX-B, -C, and -D show that before SCP-XXXX-2 “infected” them, their mental health was as good as possible. The effects of SCP-XXXX-2 is apparently constant across all subjects. The symptoms include:

  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Compulsive self-harm
  • Severe anxiety
  • Clinical depression
  • Episodes of violent psychosis

In public, subjects have been shown to show symptoms of paranoia not present in more private scenarios.

Currently the hypothesis is that SCP-XXXX-2 is a sort of “curse” that had been cast upon SCP-XXXX-1-A by one of his previous sexual partners. Reality scans have determined that some sort of interdimensional being has been released by this “curse.” It has switched from subject to subject coinciding with the death of its host. It is deemed “memetic” but the term is not approved for use with SCP-XXXX, as it only infects one subject at a time.

The subjects SCP-XXXX-2 “infects” have all had histories of childhood trauma. It is assumed that this is one of the criteria that SCP-XXXX-2 uses to choose it's new “host.” Why the subjects communicate the location of the next infected person is unknown, and has been used to support the hypothesis that SCP-XXXX-2 is sentient (i.e: SCP-XXXX-1-A, in a writing recovered from his home, had described the noise as the “torture of a forgotten god”). This hypothesis also seems to be supported by the noises reported by the subjects, as often they have ties to past traumas in each subject’s lives (i.e: SCP-XXXX-B was smuggled to the United States in a storage container as a child and has reported one of the “noises” as being “an extremely loud banging and shouting that sounded like the police trying to get into the container.” SCP-XXXX-C was abused by his father and has heard his voice screaming at him).

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