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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept inside of an air tight 2m X 2m steel containment cell with in a 5m X 5m,well lit, steel room. A military grade night-vision camera inside the entity’s inner cell is to be monitored at all times. If any of the lights in the room are to sustain damage it is to be reported and repaired immediately. Should SCP-XXXX be reported missing from it’s cell during or after the repair of the outer lighting it should be reported the 05 council, and recontainment shall be made a top priority.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an amorphous cloud of thick black smoke comprised of ██████████, ██████████, and ██████████████ as well as ███ other unidentified gasses. SCP-XXXX has also been observed to materialize into organisms including a horse, and a human named SCP-XXXX-1, and SCP-XXXX-2 respectively.

SCP-XXXX has been shown to be extremely sensitive to light, and will avoid it at any means necessary. Before containment the entity was reported in it’s SCP-XXXX-1 or SCP-XXXX-2 forms taking cover in trees, in caves, and once in a farmer’s barn in whom originally reported the anomaly. When forced into light SCP-XXXX has been show to under go a re-materialization event reappearing in the nearest area that is devoid of light.

SCP-XXXX-1 appears to be an equid quadruped resembling a young mare. SCP-XXXX-1 has been described as a mare approximately 1.6m tall, and 2.4m long. The entity has also been described as smooth, opaque black that doesn’t appear to be comprised of the smoke of SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX-2 appears to be a biped adult male of an undetermined age that is 1.8m in height. SCP-XXXX-3 has been observed to show intellect by [DATA EXPUNGED] during maintenance to the outer lighting. SCP-XXXX-2 has also been noted to be capable of speech, and was successfully interviewed (see below).

SCP-XXXX has been observed to adopt a hunting behavior when within a radius of 20m of a sleeping human. The entity will approach the subject until it is about 1m away from him/her. When the entity reaches a range of 5m from the subject the subject’s fight or flight response in said subject is activated. The subject will panic and will have a strong urge to either run from their current location. If the subject turn to flee SCP-XXXX will submerge the subject with in it’s smoke. The subject will remain submerged for an elapsed time of 5 seconds before SCP-XXXX will flee. Subjects have been reported to have PTSD, schizophrenia, and severe anxiety after the attacks, but no physical damage. All effects from SCP-XXXX can be cured with the use of grade-A amnestics.

Addendum XXXX-1: Interview

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX-2

Interviewer: Dr.████████
Foreward: Dr.████████ was granted an interview with SCP-XXXX-2 after guard monitoring it reported SCP-XXXX-2 rambling to itself in its cell.
Dr.████████: Hello. I am Dr.████████. Are you capable of speech?
SCP-XXXX-2: Why yes.
Dr.████████: Ok then. Can you speak in your other forms?
SCP-XXXX-2: I can speak in my other forms I simply choose not to.
** Dr████████:** Ok. Why do you only materialize as a horse, crow, or human?
SCP-XXXX-2: (chuckles) Do you really think I just arbitrary choose a horse, and a human? Let me ask you this. what does a horse, and a horseman have in common?
** Dr.████████:** One rides the horse, and the other is rode. That doesn't explain why though.
SCP-XXXX-2: You think so shallowly Dr.████████. Think of me as a messenger of things to come. I show people things they can't comprehend. They panic, and I feast on their fear.
Dr.████████: A messenger for whom? What do you show them.
SCP-XXXX-2: Well if I told you what I know that would ruin the fun wouldn't it? As for whom I work for that must also remain a secret. (pauses) Let's just say I know how it all ends, and I will be in the shadows of the four.
Dr.████████: Do you mean the four horseman of the apocalypse? What do you show them?
SCP-XXXX-2: I see you're catching on doctor. As for what I show them I can not tell you. I can show you if you just open that door and come in here.
Dr.████████: I can't do that.
SCP-XXXX-2 That's a shame. You could know information to benefit your kind as a whole.
Dr.████████: I can't.
*8SCP-XXXX-2:** All is well. Anything else you want to ask so I can just go back to my cell.
Dr.████████: Do you know the true nature SCP-001?
SCP-XXXX-2: Hmm. I don't want to answer that.
Closing Statement; SCP-XXXX refused to answer further questioning. It may know of the nature of SCP-001 as well as how the world itself will end. If SCP-XXXX is the courier of the apocalypse like it claims it should be made a top priority to extract what it shows it's victims.