The Shadow Shape Shifter

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is currently contained in Site-██. SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a 20mx20m room decorated with furniture and other objects to resemble a bedroom in order to be able to observe SCP-XXXX. No lights may be placed in SCP-XXXX's chamber and all cameras must be night vision in order to observe SCP-XXXX. No more than 2 test subjects may enter SCP-XXXX's chamber at a time and no guards may enter SCP-XXXX's chamber unless containment breach is imminent. In the event of a containment breach, all MTF personnel must carry flashlights to drive SCP-XXXX back into its containment chamber.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a creature that is observed by an individual's imagination while in dark areas. SCP-XXXX has the physical form of a large humanoid with large claw-like appendages. Its physical form is not observable without infrared equipment available. It can only be observed in the dark and when objects such as furniture or hanging clothes are present. SCP-XXXX seems to uses the objects around it to resemble a fear-inducing creature to the individual observing. It should be noted that if multiple individuals are in the same room as SCP-XXXX that they will observe it differently than the other.

Individuals first report seeing a monster out of the corner of their eye while in a dark room, but when looking at the initial area report that it was their imagination. The individuals continue to observe SCP-XXXX, with every new time them becoming more and more worried about an actual threat in the room with them. While it is rare, test subjects have reported of SCP-XXXX changing into different forms while in the same testing period.

If the individual is inside of a room with SCP-XXXX for an extended period of time, they are slowly driven insane by the feeling of SCP-XXXX watching them and that they want to leave. After about 20 minutes of observing, audio and camera feed video is lost of the room and restored after around 10 seconds to show the test subject deceased and with cuts or large gashes all over their body. SCP-XXXX refuses to enter any rooms that have lights in them and proves to be a safe containment method.

SCP-XXXX is considered to be telepathic, utilizing a test subject's fears to induce insanity more efficiently. Later studies show that SCP-XXXX uses what a test subject imagines a monster in the shadows to be and quickly shifts to the form conceived.

SCP-XXXX was initially discovered in ██████, ███████ as killed as many as ██ citizens before being contained. SCP-XXXX was discovered to only be able to be observed by at most 3 individuals at a time.

Transcript of test subject recording
Interviewer: Dr.█████
Test subject: D-1731
D-1731: I don't like it in here. I keep seeing shit.
Dr.█████: What are you seeing?
D-1731: There's something in here, I swear. Something's watching me. There's something in
that fucking closet isn't there?
Dr.█████: Please approach the closet.
D-1731: You want me to walk there? You're fucking nuts.
Dr.█████: The sooner you follow instructions the sooner this is over.
D-1731: I know doctor, but shit, something's moving. I can hear it, but I can't see it! Where is > that little shit?
Dr.█████: What do you hear?
D-1731: Let me out of here dammit!
Dr.█████: Calm down. Tell us what you hear.
D-1731: Jesus Christ, what the fuck is that?
D-1731 is heard screaming and shortly after camera video feed is lost.
Dr.█████: D-1731, are you there? D-1731, are you there? Can you hear me?