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SCP-XXXX in its containment, showing a snowy area in northern Europe.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a standard windowless object containment chamber. Interior of the room is to be monitored by a security feed, with a real-time image being projected on a screen next to the chamber doors.
Two non-transparent curtains have been installed on each side of the frame and can be used to cover SCP-XXXX, should a similar danger as the one recorded on 20/11/2014, occur. Security feed is to be checked for any such danger before entering the chamber.

Each instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is to be tracked, if possible, using SCP-XXXX as a point of reference. If SCP-XXXX-1 is found in an unreachable area, it is to be left alone until it disappears. Each recorded instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is to be noted and made an entry for in the database.

Since 02/03/2015, all personnel entering SCP-XXXX´s chamber must record their actions 24 hours prior to this event. It is not permitted to visit the chamber more than three days in a row. Only one person is to be present inside of the chamber with the exception of testing.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a window with a frame approximately 110 cm tall and 70 cm wide. The frame is made out of wood and does not appear to be affected by outside influences; samples may be taken and it can be damaged but no natural biological degradation has been observed on the samples or the frame itself. On the bottom part of this frame is an engraved text: "For Inspiration -A." This window however lacks its back side1, which when looked at appears to be non-existent and window frame itself suddenly ends.

SCP-XXXX-1 is used to refer to any instance of the back side of SCP-XXXX. It is similar in appearance but lacks the engraving on frame and an opening mechanism. In a seemingly random interval ranging from 3 to 24 hours, the location of SCP-XXXX-1 will instantly change2. Recorded locations of SCP-XXXX-1 include places anywhere on Earth, outer space, other planets, other universes and dimensions. The selection of this place also does not appear to have any specific pattern, although SCP-XXXX appears to be showing preference of places on Earth.

It would appear SCP-XXXX-1 is not real, as it is not possible to damage, move or touch it. This claim is further supported by the fact that it can appear suspended in mid-air and is not affected by gravity.

SCP-XXXX is constantly connected to an instance of SCP-XXXX-1. This connection manifests itself as an observable anomaly. If a person attempts to look through SCP-XXXX, instead of seeing through the glass, they will see another place entirely, or to specify, view from SCP-XXXX-1. It is to be noted that this connection is not material, all attempts to open SCP-XXXX will result in the connection becoming invisible and SCP-XXXX retaining the properties of a normal window, except for its secondary effects such as immunity to biological degradation. After the window is closed again, the connection is restored.
It is also worth noting, that SCP-XXXX-1 does not have the same transparent properties as SCP-XXXX, suggesting that the connection is one-way.

Addendum #1: Circumstances of Acquisition
SCP-XXXX was recovered from a MC&D facility in 2012. Related documents found with it suggest the organization bought it from a person calling themselves simply "Author" and that this person was the original creator of SCP-XXXX. It is unknown if above mentioned group of interest has any connections to SCP-XXXX´s creator or if this person is not a part of another organization. Additionaly, nothing about the object´s properties was discovered with it except for a note about its ability to show random places and that it was created for "decorative purposes" and "to be inspirational".

Addendum #2: A list of most notable locations of SCP-XXXX-1.

  • Pyramids of Giza, location observed for 14 hours.
  • An orbital view of the planet Saturn, location observed for 15 hours
  • View of SCP-860-1 (See Addendum #3), location observed for 6 hours.
  • A farm in a rural environment with a cloudy sky, previously thought to be located in Australia. After two hours the clouds have shifted and revealed a blue sun, location observed for almost 24 hours.
  • A view from a moving train3, location observed for 12 hours.
  • Coast of Davis sea, Antarctica, location observed for 9 hours.
  • Inside of a volcano, location observed for 6 hours.
  • An aerial view of SCP-2541, location observed for 5 hours.
  • An office of the president of Czech Republic4, location observed for 4 hours.

Addendum #3: On 09/12/2013, the location of SCP-XXXX-1 switched to a foggy forest road. This location was later identified as SCP-860-1. This has shown that SCP-XXXX-1 is capable of traveling into similar obscure places.

Addendum #4: On 20/11/2014, SCP-XXXX-1 switched its location while two researchers were present in its containment chamber. Its new location was later described as a gallery. Foundation´s sources failed to identify the location of this place. Viewing of the "art" resulted in both researchers becoming temporarily blind. Out of multiple pictures present, one was identified as a known memetic agent with this effect.

Note: „After multiple complaints and injuries, I formally request for additional containment measures. I would also like to state, that I have noticed an unusual pattern in the locations SCP-XXXX-1 has chosen and I will be conducting experiments to see if I am right. It may help us prevent another incident.“
-Dr. Shallow, head of research regarding SCP-XXXX

Addendum #5: Following this, Dr. Shallow has been involved in a series of tests regarding SCP-XXXX. These tests focused on finding the reasons behind the locations SCP-XXXX-2 has chosen. The theory was that this change does not occur randomly and is in fact being affected by viewers of SCP-XXXX. The goal of these tests was to show what exactly was the cause.

The tests were carried out by instructing people to watch SCP-XXXX while performing tasks, talking, or after an emotional response was triggered. The predicted result was that SCP-XXXX would later travel into location "corresponding" to the conditions of the test.