Dr Soschi's Research Files
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Closest found depiction of SCP-XXXX.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Any individuals claiming to have experienced or witnessed SCP-XXXX are to be investigated by Mobile Task Force Eta-38 (“You With The Snake Eyes”). All public reports of SCP-XXXX must be covered in a discrediting campaign carried out by η-38. If occurrences have been confirmed, Class-B amnestics must be administered. Affected individuals are hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX, followed by the number of their chronological identification.

If a subject has experienced SCP-XXXX for longer than exactly five (5) days, they are considered to have reached the second stage of SCP-XXXX. In Stage 2 individuals, registering amnestics will be ineffective, and will not prevent, cure or sedate SCP-XXXX. Text messages sent by these individuals should be automatically filtered by Foundation algorithms and removed to prevent widespread public knowledge of the SCP-XXXX phenomenon. Alternatively, these individuals may be euthanized if such action is deemed appropriate and necessary, with approval of the Ethics Committee.

Personnel interacting with SCP-XXXX-1 through to -23 should refrain from prompting description of SCP-XXXX instances to avoid the risk of infection. Personnel should only attempt to communicate with identified subjects through text or written accounts. There will be a notable lack of cooperation from Stage 2 individuals due to SCP-XXXX's effects on their mental state and inability to recall the past.

Description: SCP-XXXX has been described to resemble a Chinese dragon dance costume head made of papier-mâché, with two large, flat wings protruding from either side. It is covered in intricate patterns, and said to be diverse in coloration.

To an infected individual, SCP-XXXX instantaneously materializes in the center of every wall and door in an individual's sight, emitting a chord sound (see Addendum XXXX-A), and then disappears within a second in approximately 0.5 to 1.25 seconds. The entity appears at random intervals of time, usually when it is least expected, and 'jump-scares' the subject. Affected individuals have been noted to express constant anxiety, paranoia or hyper-awareness in attempt to counter SCP-XXXX, with all attempts proven to be to no avail.

SCP-XXXX seems to manifest randomly in usually unrelated individuals and spreads to others when the affected individual mentions and/or describes SCP-XXXX vocally, both in person and through calls. Other individuals do not experience SCP-XXXX if it has been mentioned through other media.

Stage 2 subjects appear to speak incomprehensibly or nonsensically when describing SCP-XXXX to others - this also affects text and handwriting, however, this reaction is natural and not anomalous. Stage 2 individuals reportedly have not been able to remember their own identities, which is most likely a result of serious traumatic stress caused by SCP-XXXX.

It was at one point theorised that SCP-XXXX takes roots in the cerebrum, but MRI scans indicate that there is no difference between an affected individual and a non-affected individual's brain. Bodies of SCP-XXXX infected individuals exhibit non-anomalous production of adrenaline and other stimulating hormones.

Addendum XXXX-A: A recent discovery regarding SCP-XXXX confirms that the sound emitted by SCP-XXXX during its materializations can be faintly heard during calls made by subjects affected by SCP-XXXX, when the volume of the call is boosted to [REDACTED] decibels. This sound has never been noticed by anyone related to these individuals, as standard device volumes cannot reach [REDACTED] db. This sound is much louder for the subjects themselves, previously compared to the sound of a horn of an incoming train. When experiments with various train horns were conducted, it has been concluded that SCP-XXXX's sound is indistinguishable from a K5LA train horn.

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Addendum XXXX-B: The first instance of SCP-XXXX was recorded in ██/██/2012, when individuals online reported that they experienced the phenomenon. It became a short-lived discussion on the social platform Reddit. The post was permanently removed, and any further references to SCP-XXXX were dismissed as a hoax to grab viewer's attention for up-votes. Thanks to the small size of the subreddit that the discussion was located on, the SCP-XXXX reports did not go viral.

From the discussion, thirteen (13) of the twenty-three (23) current subjects have been identified. The subjects were found to be located mostly in Houston, Texas, but some have also been identified in other places around the globe. Their experience of SCP-XXXX is presumed to be caused by several communications between the infected subjects and their relatives, residing abroad.

The sibling of Subject SCP-XXXX-6 was administered with amnesics. Subject-XXXX-6 was affected for longer than five days, and was found dead in his apartment, due to [REDACTED]. Subject-XXXX-6's death was covered as a disappearance. The subject's sibling is still monitored for effects As of ██/██/2013, the subject's sibling has not exhibited the effects of SCP-XXXX, and is no longer monitored.

SCP-XXXX infected individuals are still sought out, as SCP-XXXX numbers appeared to increase since ██/██/2016. According to gathered data, it has been speculated that SCP-XXXX may have affected a total of 1██ people, however, their identities have not yet been found.