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Item #: SCP-xxxx

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-xxxx is to be kept in a standard secure Foundation storage locker in psychiatric wing of Site-███. It may be used by psychiatric staff in treatment of personnel on assignments that cause high stress, or those diagnosed with anxiety disorders. It is to be held once per month by someone meeting the above requirements. It is to be held once per week by someone meeting the above requirements in order for it to stay in an "active" state for an adequate amount of time. (See Addendum xxxx-1)

Description: SCP-xxxx is a standard tennis ball. SCP-xxxx's anomalous traits only manifest when held by a person with high stress (i.e. a high level of cortisol in the bloodstream), however, these effects do not manifest if the subject is injected with adrenaline or similar artificial means. When held by a subject meeting the above requirement, a voice (hereby designated SCP-xxxx-1) will be percieved by the subject (audio recordings show no evidence of speech) after 30 seconds. During this time, individuals enter a trance state and do not appear to percieve any events in their vivinity.(See Interview-xxxx-1) The voice varies considerably per subject, but usually resembles that of a parental figure or is otherwise associated with someone they would seek comfort with during childhood. Most -1 instances typically only manifest for 2-3 minutes at a time, and after such time has passed, all subjects reported to be drastically more calm than before, and most also reported feeling well rested afterwards. If the object is not held by a subject meeting the requirements in approximately 20 days, instances will begin showing signs of depression, similar to mothers after losing a child. After Approximately 40 days of disuse, -1 instances will take much longer to manifest, needing to be held for approximately 30 minutes. How -1 instances are percieved is currently unknown1. Request for additional research currently pending. SCP-xxxx was found on ██/██/████ in ██ █████, Arkansas in the back of a crashed U.S. postal service delivery truck, along with a note reading " Mommy loves you".
Analysis of the handwritng lead to Elizabeth ██████. Suspect was found and detained for interview (See Interview-xxxx-2). Background analysis lead to possible links to several minor occult societies. Suspect was detained and designated PoI-xxxx.