Thalassomania

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Containment of the SCP-4000 phenomena is currently unfeasible. A disinformation campaign is to be established in order to actively discredit the legitimacy of claims made by SCP-4000-1 and their supporters. Such claims are to be dismissed as works of fiction, the product of mental illness, or religious delusion. Communities and cults comprised of SCP-4000-1 (and non-anomalous associates) are to be closely monitored.

Description: SCP-4000 primarily manifests as a morbid psychological condition involving dreams, hallucinations, delusions, and fixations of a singular relation to the ocean and its contents. Individuals afflicted by SCP-4000 are classified as SCP-4000-1 and display significant behavioral changes, including the development of abnormal neuropathologies.

Most SCP-4000-1 will eventually come to interpret their anomalous experiences as spiritual visions conveying some manner of revelation or esoteric knowledge. Such conclusions are culture-specific and greatly vary between individuals1.