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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be placed in a Safe-class object locker made of steel metal with a digital electronic lock. The password of the lock is to be retrieved only from designated Containment Specialists within Site-73 with advance notification. SCP-XXXX is to be contained in Site-73. Personnel with Level 3 and higher Clearances are granted access while personnel with Level 2 Clearances must apply for permission and notify that Special Containment Procedures are being complied.

Retrieving SCP-XXXX without permission or the appropriate clearances will be subject to reprimand and immediate suspension.

SCP-XXXX is not to be interacted upon by naked hand in all instances and appropriate equipment (gloves, mittens, metal tongs) is to be always used when examining or handling SCP-XXXX. Upon touching SCP-XXXX with bare hands, one must notify immediately the relevant staff to be given appropriate medical attention.

The 12 subjects affected by SCP-XXXX are to be confined in infirmary rooms. The 2 Field Agents affected are to be suspended until improvement of their conditions. The subjects are to be administered food and water intake through intravenous therapy as they will always refuse servings of water and food in their current condition.

Law enforcement officers in Jacksonville, Florida deemed at risk of a security breach as well as medical staff from ██████ ███████ ████████ and █████ █████ ██████████ ██████ are to be administered Class A amnestics. MTF Gamma-5 is to falsify or scrub reports in selected police departments and medical records in the aforementioned hospitals to avoid exposing the anomalous nature of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a blue-hued doughnut-shaped object made of an indeterminable material. Laboratory analyses had found out that the chemical composition of the clay in SCP-XXXX is similar to the structure of terracotta clay. The malleability, texture as well as the smell and taste1 of the material is comparable to the properties of commercial synthetic model clay. SCP-XXXX is 10.5 cm in diameter and weighs 616 grams while the hole in the middle has a radius of 1.16 cm.

Individuals, upon touching SCP-XXXX with one's unprotected hands experience a form of severe visual illusion currently unclassified in medical literature in which all or some visual stimuli are reported to be replaced with what is perceived to be fecal matter, affecting the olfactory and the gustatory senses as well. The visual illusion is temporary with cases having a time duration of a minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 3 weeks to 1 month. The onset of the illusion is not immediate and only occurs after a varied time interval - as quick as 6 minutes and as slow as 60 minutes. There is no known way to reverse or stop the visual illusion after touching SCP-XXXX with bare hands aside from simply waiting out the time duration. Individuals reporting the illusion from SCP-XXXX show severe psychological anxiety and distress. The specific mechanisms governing such characteristics are still unknown. More information about the episodes of visual illusion resulting from SCP-XXXX can be found in the Transcripts below.

The only known mechanism in which visual illusion is acquired from SCP-XXXX seems to be by touching it with one's naked hands. However, barriers protecting the epidermis of the hands such as gloves and mittens seem to be sufficient in preventing the visual illusion. No effects have been reported on other sensory interactions by individuals, such as visual, olfactory and gustatory interactions. No observable effects have also been reported on animals, plants and other pertinent forms or entities.

Addendum: SCP-XXXX was first retrieved by the Foundation in a garbage disposal site in ████████ County in Florida. Through investigative efforts it was traced that SCP-XXXX's first known location was in the residence of the █████ family in Jacksonville, Florida. Its exact place of origin and how it got to the █████ residence is still unknown.

12 subjects were reported that had touched SCP-XXXX with bare hands and had severe episodes of visual illusions. The local police reported that the subjects experienced what seemed to be episodes of insanity and irritable mania and in some cases committed acts resulting in destruction of property leading the law enforcement officers to restrain them. The officers initially believed the subjects to be alcoholic or under the influence of illegal substances but soon held them to be mentally insane and brought them forward to ██████ ███████ ████████ and █████ █████ ██████████ ██████. The 12 subjects were now transferred to the Foundation.

Addendum-2: Through further analysis of the subject transcripts and interviews from ████ █████ █. █████, SCP-XXXX seems to have non-existent or negligible effect on subjects aging 13 years old and below. However this is subject to further investigation and cannot be conclusively determined.