Uncle Nicolini
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held within a standard humanoid containment chamber in Site-██'s Low Risk Containment Wing. The chamber is currently furnished with a couch, coffee table, tea set, and a King James Bible. The temperature in SCP-XXXX's containment chamber should not fall below 20°C or the entity will enter a catatonic state.

SCP-XXXX is to be visited by one D-Class personnel (well behaved D-Class can be assigned to SCP-XXXX as a reward) wearing a concealed lavaliere microphone once a day for no longer than 1 hour. Visits are to be extended by an additional 2 hours on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Mother's Day.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a member of an unknown species of Hemiptera (true bug) closest resembling Cicadomorpha (cicida), which disguises its arthropod appearance using a psychic illusion. SCP-XXXX incorporates its insect biology into its human disguise by masking its apposition compound eyes as a pair of very thick and pale-opaque glasses, and membranous wings as a shawl. It possesses a chitinous brown exoskeleton, stands upright, and has 6 uniramous extremities. The first pair is used to grab and use items. The lower pair is used in locomotion, while the middle pair are atrophied and seem to lack function.

SCP-XXXX's disguise takes on the visual appearance of an approximately 80 year old Caucasian female measuring 1.6m and looking to weigh between 70-75kg. Though it has been known to change its appearance from time to time, curly white hair, floral patterns on clothing, flip flops, and sunspots are a common feature. The entity's disguise does not extend to photos or videos taken of it in which it appears in its true form. SCP-XXXX seems to be aware of this, and has requested not to be recorded. The entity is capable of speech and is intelligent, referring to itself with various colloquialisms for grandmother. Attempting to discuss the entity's anomalous nature with it will often result in attempts to change the topic in a polite fashion. If pressed, SCP-XXXX will feign exhaustion and pretend to fall asleep until it is left alone.

SCP-XXXX possesses mind-altering and reading capabilities, which thus far have only been used on humans who interact with it. SCP-XXXX will plant false memories of itself onto a subject's mind as if it were their grandmother. Such memories are always pleasant and usually involve food, toys, or Catholic holidays. Those under SCP-XXXX's effects who did not have a Catholic upbringing will not see this as unusual. SCP-XXXX does not erase previous memories of a victim's grandparent's but may use said memories as a base for it's own future fabrications. Subjects who's grandparents expired before their birth or otherwise had no contact with their grandparents are still susceptible to SCP-XXXX's mind-altering capabilities.

Once a memory has been successfully implanted, SCP-XXXX will bring it up in conversation. Few are able to state the memory with clarity at first, which will prompt SCP-XXXX to relate the memory in detail to the subject. After anywhere between 1-2 minutes of speaking, the subject will begin recounting the memory on their own, to which SCP-XXXX will nod along in approval. EEG tests run on subjects undergoing memory manipulation results in dramatically heightened activity in the right prefrontal cortex. Subjects interviewed immediately following such events report feeling increased levels of happiness, nostalgia, and express interest in visiting SCP-XXXX in the near future.

Experimentation has revealed an increase of neurosecretory cell activity in the brain of SCP-XXXX when the subject of its manipulations begin recounting its fabrications on their own. Dr. Everwood has theorized that SCP-XXXX uses its mind-manipulation in order to feed itself on human brain waves. More research is currently ongoing to confirm this theory.