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Item #: SCP-4370

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4370 is to be kept in Storehouse 11 of Site-43's Safe-Class Containment Wing. Its doors are to be chained shut and access to the key restricted to SCP-4370's HMCL.

Description: SCP-4370 is a double-door mahogany wardrobe believed to be created in the 1960s by an unknown American manufacturer. When both doors of SCP-4370 are open, its opening instead leads to the interior of some other wardrobe in a 100-meter radius of SCP-4370. If only one door is open or if there are no other wardrobes within a 100-meter radius of SCP-4370, no such anomalous property manifests.

Repeated usage of SCP-4370 is believed to have a deleterious effect on the human physiology. This secondary effect manifests over such a long timespan that the only source of comprehensive data comes from its original owner: see Recovery for further details.

Recovery: SCP-4370 was recovered from the household of Mr. George Selleck, who was arrested for larceny after neighbours reported clothes repeatedly going missing from their wardrobes. Witnesses saw Mr. Selleck wearing the purportedly stolen clothing on several occasions, leading to his arrest and the subsequent discovery of SCP-4370's anomalous properties by Minnesota police.

When questioned by Foundation staff about the providence of the clothing in question, Mr. Selleck claimed to be its rightful owner and was able to provide accurate recollections of how each item was purchased. Since he had never been in contact with the owners of the stolen clothes, researchers concluded that a secondary cognitohazard was associated with SCP-4370, and as a result he was placed under passive surveillance until his death from dementia in 1992.

Posthumous study of his personal effects indicated he was likely suffering from regular dissociative fugues, in addition to what would in modern parlance be termed borderline personality disorder and gender dysphoria. Foundation neurologists argued that an autopsy of Mr. Selleck's body would provide valuable insight into the mechanism of effect of anomalous mental conditions, and in 1994 such an autopsy was authorised.

The autopsy revealed that skin discoloration on Mr. Selleck's hands was not caused by vitiligo or other non-anomalous skin conditions; rather, skin cells with DNA matching his former neighbours had apparently been grafted onto his hands through an unknown process. Information on the extent of his neurological modifications is restricted to 4/4370 personnel and above.