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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a 3m X 3m concrete cell, with a security system consisting of no less than 3 separate digital combination locks, the combinations of which are to be changed once every calendar month. Anyone found to have come into contact with SCP-XXXX are to be given Class-B amnestics and are required to undergo a psychological evaluation.

Description: SCP-XXXX is 20kg (approximately 44lbs) of average soil dirt. Due to the properties of SCP-XXXX, testing on place of origin and similar properties is prohibited.

When even a single grain of SCP-XXXX is moved by a human person, the individual feels an uncontrollable desire to begin moving the rest of SCP-XXXX to a new location. If and when SCP-XXXX is moved in its entirety, the affected individual will once again begin to shovel SCP-XXXX to yet another location. They will continue this until forcefully separated, or until death. Individuals separated from SCP-XXXX will experience anxiety, paranoia, and unusual fits of aggression (see Interview Log-1A). Picking up SCP-XXXX with gloves of any sort results in the same results, however, using a shovel 1.9m or longer does not.

Test Log 1A
Subject: Dr. ███████
Test: Dr. ███████, in an attempt to test the finer details of SCP-XXXX, picked up a single grain of SCP-XXXX using tweezers. Even when using the tool, Dr. ███████ succumbed to the effects of SCP-XXXX and began to scoop it up with her bare hands and move it across the room. She was very quickly separated from SCP-XXXX. Fellow Foundation personnel described her as "a real bitch" after this incident, describing uncharacteristically rude behavior. For further, see Interview Log 1a.
Conclusion: Effects of SCP-XXXX on personalities established, including paranoia, anxiety, and aggression.

Test Log 1B
Subject: D-253, a Caucasian male, convicted of kidnapping. Has been described as a timid and nonviolent individual.
Test: D-253 is asked to use a 1.5m shovel to move some of SCP-XXXX. Subject was told this with no intentions of separating him from SCP-XXXX. D-253 shoveled SCP-XXXX for a total of 28 hours before collapsing from muscle failure. D-253, after being released from a brief stay in the infirmary, insisted on returning to SCP-XXXX. The subject continued to do this for yet another 4 days before expiring.
Conclusion: Individuals affected by SCP-XXXX will continue to attempt to move SCP-XXXX, even when near death.

Test Log 1C
Subject: D-482, a Hispanic male, convicted of serial murder. Described as territorial and manipulative.
Test: D-482 is given various shovels, spanning from 3m in length to 1.6m in length. D-482 in instructed to start shoveling SCP-XXXX. Each time a piece of SCP-XXXX would be shoveled, D-482 was instructed to move to the next smallest shovel. This continued until D-482 used the 1.8m shovel, at which point he had begun shoveling obsessively. Subject was quickly separated from SCP-XXXX.
Conclusion: A minimum length of shovel needed to handle SCP-XXXX established, being 1.9m or longer.

Interview Log 1A

Interviewed: Dr. ███████

Interviewer: Dr. Moore

Foreword: This follows several personnel complaints of Dr. ███████ being unreasonably rude and hostile, 13 days after having handled SCP-XXXX.

<Begin Log>

Dr. Moore: Hello there, ████. It's been a minute.

Dr. ███████: That it has. Say, is this gonna take long? I kind of have some important stuff do to that isn't this.

Dr. Moore: Well, human resources had been receiving some complaints. Rudeness, hostility, and, I quote, "total bitchiness." Since this comes not long after having handled SCP-XXXX, they wanted me to do a psych evaluation.

Dr. ███████: Total bitchiness, huh? Maybe if they'd let me get back to work I wouldn't snap at them.

Dr. Moore: And what work would that be?

Dr. ███████: Don't be dense. SCP-XXXX, I have to move it. If I don't they'll get mad.

Dr. Moore: They?

Dr. ███████: The ones who made it.

Dr. Moore: You're awfully forthcoming with this information. A bit strange for an interview. So,
who, or what, made SCP-3XXX?

Dr. ███████: I don't know, just know I gotta move it. Can I get back to that soon or what?

Dr. Moore: You know as well as I do that we can't let you do that.

Dr. ███████: Oh, come the fuck on. Lock me in the room with it for shit's sake, it's not like I can leave with the thing. Just let me get back to fucking work.

Dr. Moore: I think we're done here. Thank you for your time.

Dr. ███████: Fuck you, too, then. Fucker.
<End Log>

Closing Statement: I'd like to suspend any further testing on SCP-XXXX. Any more dickheads like her running around and we'll somehow have an even more hostile work environment than we already do. -Dr. Moore