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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be fed on a biweekly basis. The cave in which SCP-XXXX lives is to be restricted to the public under the guise of a wildlife conservation organization.

No contact with SCP-XXXX-2 is to be made that requires personnel to be in the physical presence of SCP-XXXX-2.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an abnormally large and terrestrial member of the species Eunice aphroditois1 with a diameter of 2.8 meters and a length of approximately eleven kilometers, the length of its burrow being thirteen kilometers deep. SCP-XXXX currently resides within a cave approximately three kilometers from the australian town of ██████.

Currently all attempts to relocate SCP-XXXX have failed, due to a combination of its immense length and aggressive action from SCP-XXXX upon removal efforts. Tranquilizers have shown to have no effect on SCP-XXXX. The size required of a robot capable of removing SCP-XXXX from out of its burrow is considered to be compromising to its containment and has thusly not been attempted.

If SCP-XXXX has not received food for three months SCP-XXXX will begin to consistently send dreams towards the nearest individual unaware of SCP-XXXX or the effects of SCP-XXXX. The dreams and dreamer are designated SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-2 respectively. The mechanism by which this happens is unknown. Currently the most plausible theory is airborne toxins, although this is widely disputed2. If SCP-XXXX is fed during this period SCP-XXXX-1 events will cease to afflict SCP-XXXX-2.

SCP-XXXX-1 will consist of the SCP-XXXX-2 waking inside a large city within a cave3, the citizens of the city will direct SCP-XXXX-2 towards a temple-like structure in the center of the city4, invariably instructing SCP-XXXX-2 to 'read the book' upon interaction. The interior of the temple-like structure consists of a stone pedestal with a large purple book (decorated with artistic depictions of SCP-XXXX) placed on top. If SCP-XXXX-2 attempts to open the book SCP-XXXX-1 will cease, with SCP-XXXX-2 immediately awaking from the dream (SCP-XXXX-2 will not naturally awake from the dream until this event occurs).

SCP-XXXX-2 will invariably begin to believe the location described in SCP-XXXX-1 is a physical location after an SCP-XXXX-1 event has occurred. If SCP-XXXX-2 decides to search for SCP-XXXX-1, whether through aimless wandering or active searching the cave containing SCP-XXXX is always found eventually by SCP-XXXX-2. Once SCP-XXXX-2 has entered the cave containing SCP-XXXX they will begin to hallucinate, in these hallucinations SCP-XXXX-2 appears to be seeing the location described in SCP-XXXX-1. If the subject attempts to enter what they see to be the temple-like structure they will be immediately be consumed by SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX will then regurgitate SCP-XXXX-2 after a period normally lasting 2-3 days. Upon regurgitation SCP-XXXX-2 will invariably have lost a small amount of digits (usually ranging from 3 to 5, with losses being spread across both fingers and toes). SCP-XXXX-2 will remain in a vegetative state for an average of one month after regurgitation.

SCP-XXXX-2 lose significant portions of memory upon awakening. This large memory loss consequently results in significant personality changes in SCP-XXXX-2, as memories that have contributed to the personality of SCP-XXXX-2 are consistently lost during the process. Of note is that memories of SCP-XXXX-1 are never lost by SCP-XXXX-2. After SCP-XXXX regurgitates an SCP-XXXX-2 instance a citizen physically identical to the regurgitated SCP-XXXX-2 instance will manifest within all future iterations of SCP-XXXX-1. Of note is that any persons who speak to an SCP-XXXX-2 instance after regurgitation will begin to show extreme susceptibility to SCP-XXXX5. Anybody who is 'infected' with this susceptibility can also pass it on to others, currently ██% of the population is estimated to be 'infected'.

SCP-XXXX appears to be able to use memories 'taken' from SCP-XXXX-2 to make SCP-XXXX-1 more intriguing to future SCP-XXXX-2 instances. This practice was demonstrated when the fire within the torches of SCP-XXXX-1 was replaced with luminous green crystals after testing involving SCP-XXXX-2-F (D-24686). Interviews with SCP-XXXX-2-F revealed that she was in possession of a green crystal night light as a child which she was very fond of, although reported only vague memories of the night light (believed to be the result of SCP-XXXX). Further testing on this has yielded similar results.

Addendum XXXX-A: On ██/██/██ a journal belonging to the late ████ ██████ was recovered by the Foundation after many reports from friends and family of memory loss and unusual behaviour and how it may have contributed to his suicide. The contents of the journal are as follows.

So, I found this in a dumpster when I was looking for food and stuff. Cool. I guess this is like my little diary now? Oh well. Might as well write down what's happening. So I woke up in a cave. I have absolutely no idea how I got there. Also I can't remember where my house is. I know I have a house, I know what it looks like, I just have no idea where it is. Oh yeah some of my fingers and toes are gone too, healed over though. I'm hiding it with gloves for now. I think I'll take a nap.

I just had a really weird dream. Might have something to do with my current predicament so I'm gonna write it down here. I woke up in the dream, everything was perfectly normal and dandy for a while. Then I vomited up a worm. Not even a NORMAL worm like an earthworms, it was those creepy little bobbit worms. Then I looked up and guess what. Instead of the moon it was a giant bobbit worm eating its own tail. You know like that Uraburoes Oaroboaroas Oraboerous snake eating its own tail. I swear I knew how to spell it. Anyway, that was a weird dream.

I got back to my house. Saw some lady walking her dog on the street. She saw me and said hello to me, she seemed to know me. Weird how I don't remember her at all. I said hello and asked her where my house was. She (of course) looked at me weird, but seemed to think it'd be rude to say anything about it. She gave me some directions to my house.She called me honey why did she call me hone So yeah, I'm back baby.

I got some groceries today. I really like the raisin bread they sell there. Today was pretty uneventful.

Got a weird dream again. This time a worm was burrowed into a miniature version of the Earth. It kept on sending out these weird purple pulses that went the whole Earth. Everytime they came back around to it it got bigger. I heard dreams have little hidden meanings sometimes. I wonder what this means? Heck I wonder what any of these mean. Oh yeah worm eating itself was there too.

I saw a cool looking caterpillar today. It looked like it was really hungry. Must take a lot of energy to turn into a butterfly I guess.

More worm dreams. This time I was in a dark nursery room with a little stroller in the middle. Crying was coming out of the stroller. When I looked in I saw a bobbit worm covered in HUMAN EYES. It was just crying and snapping at thin air. I just watched it the whole time. it was cute

THESE DREAMS. This time I vomited up a bunch of bobbit worms, it kept on going for half an hour (or at least what seemed like it). Then the worms started eating me. it felt so good I hate sleeping now. I swear that worm in the sky is mocking me.

Ok, this can't be coincidence. How many times can a guy have a dream about FREAKING BOBBIT WORMS?! This time I went about my normal day, but when I went outside I saw that instead of eyes EVERYONE HAD BOBBIT WORMS COMING OUT OF THEIR EYE SOCKETS, JUST WRITHING AND SNAPPING AT NOTHING. They were just walking around aimlessly, smiling. I screamed but they all just smiled at me. They were singing some creepy lullaby about butterflies too. I bet you can't guess what was above me.

HOW. This time my fingers and toes started falling off. After that those damn worms started to grow out of the stumps. They kept on growing, snapping and writing in the air. Then my tongue fell out and a worm grew from that too. Next thing you know it was all falling out. Teeth, hair, ears, nose, everything. Ater that the whole word turned to worms. Grass turned into worms, Trees turned into worms, lamp posts everything was just WORMS WORMS WORMS!!!! They were crying and screaming like babies too. And the whole time that worm eating itself was up there spinning in the sky. I hate it so much.

I'm scared I'm getting memories that aren't mine. WHY DO I REMEMBER BEING A WORM!? WHAT IS IT WITH THESE GODDAMN WORMS?! please make it stop

Yet another worm dream. This time I gave birth. I GAVE BIRTH WHY ARE THESE DREAMS. You know like in those ████ movies with the █████████████s? Yeah like that. I was in the center of this huge crowd of people in these weird looking robes. I just gave birth to a baby worm monster I'm not not sure what to call it. It was just a babies torso, but instead of a head or limbs it was just huge bobbit worms. It was just convulsing and crying the whole time. Then the crowd did this weird chant in a language I've never heard before (my best description is a weird cross between latin and korean) and started to eat the baby. It was screaming the whole time as the crowd tore it apart with their teeth. After that happened those worms started squeezing themselves out of their pores. They seemed to be getting some sort of sick satisfaction out of it. 50 points to whoever can guess what was above me. I started crying when I woke up.

I know what happened. It all makes so much sense now. I know what that thing did to me. I remember. A part of its consciousness must have got lodged into mine when it took my memories. I can't tell anybody. Who would believe a guy who said he had a giant, memory stealing worms consciousness stuck in his head. Oh well

Yet another creepy dream from that stupid worm. Well, creepy is the wrong word this time. It wasn't scary, it wasn't disturbing. It was just cryptic. Shorter too. This time I was just watching the Earth from space. But then a giant worm butterfly burst out of Australia. If this is really part of that worms consciousness… I don't think I want to know what this means.

I finally got to read the book. The book from the dreams the worm sent me when this all began. It was just sitting there. On a rock in the worms cave. Right where the worm would normally be. I guess I should tell you what it said. The worm is just a <smudged beyond legibility> going need a lot of food to <smudged beyond legibility> raise interest <smudged beyond legibility> like a caterpillar <smudged beyond legibility> It wasn't an accident that the worm got into me. It just didn't hide it well enough. How many are infected by now? How many did I infect? I don't know. All I know is that this is just the beginning.

I can't bear to help it spread.
Goobdy Goodbye
the butterflies look so pretty though