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SCP-XXXX in its active state. Viewer: D-8271 (Deceased)

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is stored in a secure storage container on Site-64. Distance from the entrance to SCP-XXXX's containment chamber and the object itself should be 6 meters. Eye contact with SCP-XXXX should be held no longer than 4 seconds. Subjects exposed to SCP-XXXX should be removed from the object's area of influence by 1 or more security officers and promptly administered Class-B amnestics. Subjects exposed to SCP-XXXX for longer than 10 minutes should be administered Class-D amnestics. Access to SCP-XXXX is granted only to personnel with security clearance Level 2 or higher.

Description: SCP-XXXX in its inactive state is a clear antique bottle dating back to the 1860's-70's. The object was discovered in Portland, Maine after a teenager had disappeared leaving behind an unusual journal that had alerted the Foundation to a potentially anomalous object in the area. Upon approximately 4 seconds of viewing the object, SCP-XXXX will enter its active state and manifest in the form of the viewers preferred ship in a bottle designated SCP-XXXX-A. As a result, personal accounts of SCP-XXXX-A vary greatly from person to person. Those who view SCP-XXXX's manifestation grow attached to the object and will observe and admire it for extended periods of time, neglecting sustenance and sleep. The amount of influence SCP-XXXX has on its viewer grows exponentially as the subject continues to interact with the object. After approximately 10 minutes of viewing SCP-XXXX, most subjects will begin to expirence visual and auditory hallucinations. All hallucinations reported in viewers thus far have had some form of relation to the ocean such as the sound of marine life, ship horns, and sea mark bells. Visual hallucinations pose a particular danger to those exposed to SCP-XXXX, as some may perceive pools of water or motion sway. Hallucinations of pools of water in particular have resulted in the injury of several test subjects after they had attempted to dive into them. No such symptoms are reported in anyone who has viewed the object prior to it being activated. SCP-XXXX will remain in its inactive state under the following conditions:

  • The object is viewed via live video feed
  • The object is viewed from a distance of more than 5 meters away
  • The viewer lacks significant knowledge on watercraft (See addendum)
  • Two (2) or more subjects view SCP-XXXX concurrently

A small minority of viewers were not able to cause SCP-XXXX to enter an active state. These subjects also scored the lowest on the evaluation test prior to their viewing of the object. Thus it has been hypothesized a viewer requires sufficient knowledge on watercraft or SCP-XXXX will be unable to manifest an object.