Shoulders of Giants

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is currently under lockdown at Site-19 after transport from the wreckage of Site-15. SCP-XXXX is to be maintained via electromagnetic trap in the center of a 10x10x10m faraday cage, lead shielded to at least a thickness of 1.5 m, with absolutely no openings or apertures. Further containment in a vacuum chamber is currently under evaluation. Vibrations are to be dampened and any and all forms of residual neutrino or electromagnetic radiation radiating from the containment cage are to be attenuated and are not to be recorded under any circumstances. All sensor and recording devices are strictly prohibited from proximity to SCP-XXXX, including security cameras, microphones, thermometers, seismographs, gravimetric sensors, and Geiger counters.

All research into SCP-XXXX is terminated effective immediately. Researchers assigned to SCP-XXXX are to give up all data collected on the object, including any hard drives, paper documents, or audio transcripts, for immediate deletion and are to be reassigned to different projects. Any researcher, formally assigned to SCP-XXXX or otherwise, found to be in proximity to the object with any form of scientific instrument, analog or otherwise, is to be detained and questioned. Any individual speculating on the nature of SCP-XXXX or displaying any intense curiosity concerning the object are likewise to be detained and questioned. Any further insistence on these actions are to be met with force.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the remains of the explosion at Site-15 on 01/09/20██. The nearly yearlong investigation conclusively confirmed that the explosion resulting in the destruction of approximately two-thirds of the facility’s north wing was caused by a Tomahawk-class thermonuclear-tipped missile. SCP-XXXX was discovered undamaged at the epicenter of the incident, however only as the investigation team’s full report was being finalized. The team has been instructed to not update the report, nor make any further statements on a change in the situation.

SCP-XXXX appears to take the form of [DATA EXPUNGED], approximately [DATA EXPUNGED] in size, and emits large amounts of [DATA EXPUNGED].

If proper shielding procedures are met SCP-XXXX seems to pose no inherent danger to individuals nor its environment, a classification of Safe is proposed.

Addendum: It has been suggested that SCP-XXXX is in fact object SCP-YYYY housed in Site-15, assumed destroyed in the explosion. As such object shall be classified Euclid until further notice.

Due to the severity of this incident, authorization has been granted to release historical files from the master archive pertaining to the origins of object SCP-YYYY. A string of bureaucratic paperwork led to a file dating to the pre-WWI era Foundation revealing SCP-YYYY's ties to an object given the pre-SCP catalog identification number ZZZZ. It is beginning to be clear that this is in fact the same object SCP-YYYY sent to Site-15.

It is not yet confirmed what causes SCP-XXXX to reconfigure, though due to its unstable nature it has permanently been given the classification of Euclid. The Specific Containment Procedures have been updated to reflect this change.

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