Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Contained populations of SCP-XXXX are to be kept at Biological Preserve Site-374, under the cover of a protected wildlife zone. All personnel on-site are to wear full ear protection when entering containment designated areas. Any loss of hearing is to be immediately reported to the on-site physician. Research Station 374 is to be hermetically sealed. On-site operators are tasked with monitoring and recording the presence and size of any SCP-XXXX populations with minimal interference. Populations of SCP-XXXX which threaten to breach containment are to be subdued or repelled via use of remote activated audio alarms which line Site-374’s perimeter.

Uncontained populations of SCP-XXXX are to be contained by dispatch of Mobile Task Force Lambda-12 (“Bugcatchers”) via use of vacuum apparatus and transported within hermetically sealed containers. Newly contained populations are to be released within Site 374 as soon as possible.

Individuals infected with an instance of SCP-XXXX are to be quarantined on-site for a minimum period of five (5) days, under consultation with a physician. Audiotherapy is to be used during quarantine to remove the specimen from the infected host. Surgical extraction of SCP-XXXX may be approved by Class B personnel if deemed necessary by the on-site physician.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an unidentified and unclassified lifeform which superficially resembles Muscae volitantes1 and ranging from 2 cm to 15 cm in length. Biopsy of specimen indicates SCP-XXXX to be entirely composed of viscous cerebrospinal fluid2 of an unidentified species. Specimen are capable of locomotion through air by unknown means. SCP-XXXX displays mild photokinetic properties, rendering specimen nearly invisible on the visible light and infrared spectrum.

SCP-XXXX is an audiotroph3. Specimen are capable of asexual reproduction via budding. All other biological functions of SCP-XXXX are currently unknown, as specimen have no observable biological features4.

SCP-XXXX prefers to nest in small, dimly-lit areas where it will anchor itself to feed on ambient sound. In the wild, specimen tend to congregate in large colonies capable of producing anomalous silence in a localized area. SCP-XXXX is capable of interspecies communication using its photokinetic properties5.

SCP-XXXX become physically unstable when exposed to a saline solution or to sounds greater than 133 decibels6. The specimen will lose its form and viscosity, although will undergo no change to its composition, and is effectively terminated. Exposure to this discharge induces uncontrolled mitosis in living cells and is highly carcinogenic. The mechanism of this process is currently understood to be similar to stem cell differentiation7, but is undergoing further research.

When presented with the opportunity, some instances of SCP-XXXX will infest a living organism by entering the ear canal and nesting within the cochlea. The specimen feeds on sound entering the ear, causing partial or total deafness in the host. The lack of aural stimulation can manifest as symptoms of tinnitus in the host. Severely infested individuals may experience intense pain in the ear, in addition to disorientation, emotional distress, and mild hallucinations.

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