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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX requires no unusual containment procedures beyond a standard containment locker in Site-19. Testing is to be approved by SCP-XXXX's primary researcher.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a plastic child-size hard hat. The hat is a toy manufactured by the █████ Company in 1986 and would not suitable to be used as protective equipment. SCP-XXXX shows signs of wear consistent with gentle use. There is a piece of yellow construction paper taped to the inside dome of SCP-XXXX (see addendum 1).

When an individual puts SCP-XXXX on their head, they experience a non-sight-based sensation. These sensations are related to significant anxieties the subject wearing SCP-XXXX experienced as a child between the ages of 4-6. Frequently these are audio or physical sensations; however, no one in the experimentation chamber but the subject is able to experience the sensation. After removal of SCP-XXXX, most subjects report feeling much better about the incident and able to handle further exposure to the anxiety-inducing event.

SCP-XXXX was brought to the attention of the Foundation by Dr. Indira Grover, who recovered it from her daughter's first grade classroom.

Experimentation Log: Approval for testing using individuals under the age of 18 is pending. All testing until such a measure is approved is to be done by adults. Testing is to be conducted by instructing the subject to wear SCP-XXXX for 60 seconds, then remove and offer commentary on their experience.

Test Subject: D-84269
Testing: D-84269 puts on SCP-XXXX. Subject looks confused, then at 34 seconds begins laughing. Subject removes SCP-XXXX at 60 seconds.
Commentary: "Macaroni salad! I tasted macaroni salad! God, I hated macaroni salad when I was a kid, it scared me to death! I thought it was little worms!"
Long-term Results: D-84269 was provided with a bowl of macaroni salad and immediately began to eat it. Following consumption, D-84269 commented, "I haven't thought about the worms thing in years. Isn't that funny? It was so serious back then."

Test Subject: D-58217
Testing: D-58217 wears SCP-XXXX for 5.8 seconds, then removes abruptly.
Commentary: "I heard the garage door opening. I fucking hate that sound, I'm not doing it again." Subject declined to elaborate further.
Long-term Results: D-58217 has declined to provide commentary on any further testing involving garage door sounds.

Test Subject: Dr. Theodora Wu
Testing: Dr. Wu wears SCP-XXXX for 60 seconds, then removes.
Commentary: "I could smell flowers. My sister died when I was four, she was eight." (Pause) "They covered her coffin in flowers. I had a panic attack at the funeral. I still can't stand dahlias, they were her favorite."
Long-term Results: Dr. Wu self-reported increased visits to R████████ Cemetary where her sister is buried. Most recent self report indicated Dr. Wu brought dahlias with her, as "They were her favorite."

Test Subject: Dr. Charles L. (request to remain anonymous)
Testing: Dr. L. wears SCP-XXXX for 2.5 seconds, then screams and removes, throwing across the room.
Commentary: Dr. L. was initially unable to respond to researcher queries, but after calming down claimed he "felt him hit me again." Dr. L. was overcome again and unable to elaborate.
Long-term Results: Dr. L. was issued weekly Foundation-sponsored therapy and has been able to face some of the difficulties he endured as a child. When asked, Dr. L. commented, "It's hard. It's going to take time. But I'm glad I'm facing it."

pic: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Hard_Hat.JPG

Spare Parts

Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there.

I did not die.

-Mary Frye


Dr. Lavoie has always been a secretive man.

He's older, now, in his mid-40s, blond hair fading to gray at the temples. He has crows feet at the edges of his eyes, laugh lines around his mouth, he's gotten fatter. He remembers being young, hungry, and now he is full. He still does good work. Some of the humanoids trust him, especially the children, and a lot of the animals do, too.

Dr. Lavoie is good at his job, and his job is all he knows. Sometimes that makes him sad. Most of the time, it doesn't.

In his quarters, there's a photograph tucked on a shelf in his closet, out of the way. There's a woman in it, blonde, with dark eyes and a wide smile. She stands with her family, a husband who is going bald, a baby in a pink blanket in her arms, two sons who look like mirrors of each other. They look happy.

Dr. Lavoie doesn't like to look at it, and if you asked him why, he almost certainly couldn't tell you.


I: i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
II: Alone
III: Solitude
IV: If You Forget Me
V: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Epilogue: Remember

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a sealed airtight storage locker in the electromagnetic storage area of Site-15. It is to remain turned off, with the battery removed, at all times. All testing must be approved by a level-3 researcher.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a silver Nokia 2600 cell phone, manufactured in 2004. There is slight scratching on the screen, as well as minor cosmetic damages to the phone's casing. Despite its age, SCP-XXXX is still capable of accepting and holding a charge from a standard charging cable. Its battery degrades at a normal rate for its year and brand.

SCP-XXXX-1 is the entity that originates from SCP-XXXX. Identifying itself as "Marcie O████", the entity is capable of communication through text messaging. The texts indicate an incoming phone number of +1-000-000-0000; outgoing calls to this number from standard phones do not connect. Outgoing calls from SCP-XXXX consistently result in four rings, followed by a computer-generated verbal message consisting of, "Please leave a message for [Marcie O████]" followed by a beep. The name "Marcie O████" is said by a female, age 18-24, with a slight Ottowa accent. SCP-XXXX has not received a return phone call while in Foundation custody.

SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-1 have been tied to a string of murders within the Pittsburgh area. The gender, age, and appearance of the perpetrators have no obvious link, while the victims are consistently white men, aged 33-38, wearing wire-frame glasses, and averaging 1.85m in height and 63.5kg in weight. All murders are perpetuated on October 16. An incomplete list follows.

Through text conversations, SCP-XXXX-1 engenders feelings of affection, desire, and love for SCP-XXXX-1 in the perpetrator. SCP-XXXX-1 then encourages the perpetrator to kill the victim, claiming the victim is a person who has harmed SCP-XXXX-1 in the past. No victims have been otherwise linked to SCP-XXXX or Marcia O████.

The following text logs show communications between SCP-XXXX-1 and 19-year-old S. Johnson, the final owner of SCP-XXXX. Johnson acquired SCP-XXXX on 9/10/201█ from a garbage can outside of his apartment building, intending on using it while his own phone was being repaired. Johnson shot and killed Peter Brown, 36, in Pittsburgh, PA on 10/16/201█ shortly before shooting and killing himself. The cell phone was recovered by a Foundation field agent implanted in the Pittsburgh police department after crime scene techs repeatedly traced SCP-XXXX-1's text messages as originating from SCP-XXXX. Amnestics were administered and the case has been closed as a schizophrenia-induced homicide.

Addendum XXXX-01:

SCP-XXXX's first owner, Isaac Sidney "Sid" B█████████, has been located. Records indicate that he died on █/██/20██ in Ottowa, CA due to a reckless driving incident. Photographs taken of Mr. B█████████ have shown that he was a tall, thin man in his mid-thirties with wire-frame glasses. Interviews with his friends and family have indicated he likely bought SCP-XXXX for his then-girlfriend, Marcia "Marcie" O███. Further investigation revealed that Ms. O████ moved to Pittsburgh, PA on █/██/20██, one week after Mr. B█████████'s death. She has since legally changed her name to Irene P████.