box of the sand

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All alternate accounts created by SCP-XXXX are to be located and terminated by Foundation web crawlers. All relevant chat logs are contained on a standard 128 GB flash drive, currently located inside a secure evidence locker at Site-114’s information archive.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an unidentified entity operating on various online messaging services (Skype, Discord, Facebook, etc.) under variations of the username ‘lonelycloudz’.1 As of 6/12/2017, approximately 2,700 accounts had been discovered under these criteria.

SCP-XXXX will initiate conversation with an individual that is not currently engaged in a romantic relationship, henceforth designated SCP-XXXX-A. During this conversation or series of conversations, SCP-XXXX will present itself as solely interested in a platonic relationship with SCP-XXXX-1. Conversations primarily consist of SCP-XXXX gathering personal information regarding SCP-XXXX-1. By an unknown mechanism, SCP-XXXX is able to hold wildly different conversations with hundreds of individuals at once.

After a period of either approximately one month, SCP-XXXX will express a desire to initiate a romantic relationship with SCP-XXXX-A. After a period of approximately three months, SCP-XXXX will (presumably via telepathic suggestion via a currently unidentified infection that appears to pass through, and temporarily remain within the hardware) cause the subject to fixate upon them. This leads to SCP-XXXX-1 avoiding conversations with previously established friends and family members, as well as ignoring their basic nutrition and hygiene. This effect is consistent across all SCP-XXXX-A instances, regardless of gender, sexual/romantic orientation, or background.

Discovery: Initially thought to be a 'catfish' scam,2 SCP-XXXX's activities went unnoticed until 3/6/17, when police reports suggested that Tyler ███, a 16-year old male located in Hudson, USA, passed away as a result of severe heart palpitations that ended in cardiac arrest.

Brief investigation into various online news sources revealed similar occurrences under similar circumstances, with a further 14 counts of teenagers and young adults becoming reclusive and passing away within a matter of months, from either malnutrition or severe coronary spasms. Out of these cases, 2 resulted in multiple amnestizations in order to neutralise the effects of 'infected' hardware. Furthermore, the IP connected to the 'lonelycloudz' account is seemingly nonexistent.

SCP-XXXX-1, and as a result, all of Tyler's online communications, were taken under Foundation custody following the events of Incident XXXX-01.

Addendum XXX-01: The following is a series of chat logs between SCP-XXXX and the aforementioned Tyler ███, under the online alias ██████.

Addendum XXXX-02: In order to gain direct contact with SCP-XXXX, Dr. McLaughlin fabricated a Facebook account posing as a single 18-year old male under the online alias 'McLaughlin', in order to attract the entity's attention. Within two weeks, the following chat occurred.

Note: The following chat log took place approximately four hours later.

Addendum XXXX-03: On 8/6/17, Foundation web crawlers successfully terminated all accounts (barring one) under the 'lonelycloudz' criteria. None have surfaced since, and the remaining account has been inactive following the events of Addendum XXX-02. Splinter Team 114-E remain vigilant towards possible SCP-XXXX reappearances, though the threat is currently considered low-priority.


SCP-XXXX, prior to containment.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained on Site-114 within a standard Safe humanoid containment chamber, and checked twice weekly to confirm whether or not it is still capable of movement.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an animate fursuit5 composed of non-anomalous felt, thread and foam. SCP-XXXX is of a brown colouration, and closely resembles a cartoon bear. The object is approximately 170 cm in height and weighs around 4.2 kg. SCP-XXXX has a bloated appearance, though X-ray examination has determined it to be entirely hollow. A tag on the back of SCP-XXXX's head reads: 'property of — (it's ironic)'. (sic)

Since its arrival at the Foundation, the object has been in a state of disrepair, with pieces of fur regularly shedding away. Dirt, fecal matter and various other human bodily fluids give the fur a matted appearance. Furthermore, SCP-XXXX possesses a strong odor, described by personnel as 'like rotting meat'.

Behaviour: SCP-XXXX has displayed no signs of higher intelligence, and will spend the majority of its time gradually pacing the edge of its containment chamber. It has been observed to (on occasion) wave, bob its head, and 'blow kisses' towards personnel. This is considered instinctual, and should not receive concern.

When within 2 metres of a human subject, SCP-XXXX will attempt to wrap its arms around them. Due to the nature of the object, this often results in disgust and resistance from the other party.

Recovery: SCP-XXXX was first sighted at 1:45 P.M in █████ Botanic Garden, Scotland, with reports of a 'strange man in a bear suit' sat in close proximity to 13 year old Charlie White and 15 year old Donald White. Both were local residents who had spent the afternoon playing catch, and claimed that SCP-XXXX had been there when they arrived.

At approximately 3:30 P.M, SCP-XXXX stood and approached the two boys. As it tried to hug Charlie, the boy's brother reacted violently, striking SCP-XXXX in the stomach. Upon their fist simply sinking through the hollow body, Donald fainted. The authorities were contacted shortly afterwards.

Amnestization of all witnesses by Foundation moles was successful, and SCP-XXXX was swiftly transported to Site-114. Personnel found that folding up the hollow suit was impossible, as SCP-XXXX would simply inflate. Attempts to puncture the suit have also proven unsuccessful.

Addendum XXXX.1: Personnel were able to locate '—' and track the IP to one Lewis Reeves, a 22-year old Class I Reality Bender and member of THE GOI Gamers Against Weed. Reeves was charged with causing a public affray and apprehended in his own apartment, located just 0.5 km north of SCP-XXXX's inital recovery site.