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SCP-XXXX prior to relocation

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in an electronically-locked, airtight container made of acrylic glass, and placed into an area that ensures no fewer than two mammals fall asleep within ten feet of it every 24 hours. The container should remain sealed at all times except during testing, and unlocked exclusively through the simultaneous swipe of two keycards of at least Level 4 security clearance. Card readers are to be placed in such a way that it is impossible for a single individual to unlock the container. Water should not be handled within fifty feet of SCP-XXXX at any time except during approved testing.

Notice as of Incident XXXX-1: Individuals who voluntarily inhale SCP-XXXX's vapor outside of approved testing are to be monitored until they awaken, at which point they are to be administered Class A amnestics and undergo full psychological evaluation.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a flowering shrub of unknown origin or phylum. The object lacks a coherent stem; instead, its branches coil around one another to provide the object structural support. In place of a root system, SCP-XXXX possesses an eight-pointed star-shaped formation roughly 6 inches across. This formation appears to serve the same purpose as roots in other plants.

SCP-XXXX's does not require nutrients, moisture, or light. Instead, through unknown biological processes, SCP-XXXX's health is dependent entirely on the sleep of sapient creatures within its line of sight. Total sleep time is directly proportional to the health of SCP-XXXX; after an unrelated containment breach resulting in the hospitalization of eleven personnel in Site 19's medical bay, where the object was stored at the time, the object was observed to be in complete bloom, with vibrant colors and a visible appearance of health. Any damage caused to SCP-XXXX will heal at a rate tied to the amount of time mammals spend asleep near it.

SCP-XXXX appears to "override" the dreams of those sleeping near it. Subjects have universally reported the same experience while dreaming: a blue light, coupled with a feeling of preternatural calm. Notably, SCP-XXXX's presence appears to serve as a natural sleep aid; proximity to the object has been shown to stimulate melatonin production in the brains of mammals within ten feet of it.

Despite not requiring the factors that most normal plants do to survive, SCP-XXXX is capable of undergoing natural photosynthesis when they are present. However, instead of using produced glucose to sustain itself, it is converted through as-of-yet unknown processes into a thin blue vapor that is expelled through the object's flowers that dissipates into water in within thirty seconds. In sapient subjects, inhalation induces immediate drowsiness that persists until the subject next falls asleep. SCP-XXXX's vapor has no apparent effect on non-sapient subjects.

When any subject who has inhaled SCP-XXXX's vapor falls asleep, they will enter a coma in which they experience an extraordinarily vivid dream akin to lucid dreaming. The subject is aware they are dreaming, but typically note that they feel completely awake during this time. This coma will end naturally between 12 and 24 hours, or when the subject consciously chooses to awaken.

Upon awakening, subjects are capable of giving highly detailed accounts of their experience. To date, all dreams consist of the subject awakening in one of three recorded locations:

Due to unknown causes, all equipment worn by the subject when they enter this coma physically changes and functions without any input as the subject manipulates it within their dream. Radio transceivers have proven successful in allowing staff to communicate with personnel during their sleep. Additionally, supplies provided to subjects before sleep are usable during their dream, and will materialize and disappear accordingly from their belongings. However, tracing of radio signals fails, and GPS locators give inaccurate readings, suggesting that the dreamscape is either extradimensional or is at least partially outside reality.

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was located in a forested area near the town of █████████, North Carolina, on ██-██-201█. At the time, the object was growing in the absolute geographical center of a medium-sized clearing. The object came to the Foundation's attention when local news reported a sudden drop in animal population, prompting an investigation by local law enforcement, who located a large gathering of animals sleeping around SCP-XXXX. The object was then acquired by the Foundation, documented, and moved to its current location in Site 19. Class A amnestics were administered where necessary. Animal populations have since returned to normal.

Addendum: Incident XXXX-1: On █-██-201█, Dr. ████ and Agent ████, at the time assigned as researchers on SCP-XXXX, attempted to disseminate information of Level 4/XXXX security classification to all personnel they encountered following the conclusion of the most recent testing session. In light of this, security measures of SCP-XXXX have been heightened, and no further testing is scheduled at this time.

Addendum: Exploration: Following the discovery of the anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX's vapor, the Site Director approved exploration of the "dreamscapes" presented to sleeping subjects. Explorations are logged chronologically.

Before reading the following logs, remember that:

  • The following data was recorded from dreams, and is not real.
  • Unauthorized dissemination of this information is punishable by demotion and amnesticization.
  • This information is not real.

No further tests have been conducted with SCP-XXXX. There are no current plans for additional testing of SCP-XXXX at this time.