Dr Rattman's Sandbox

Item #: SCP-2097

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2097-A is to be closed off to outside individuals at all times, save for testing purposes, which requires specific authorization from the local Site Director. The entrance to the chambers that lead to 2097-A is disguised as an off-limit passage of the complex, under the excuse of preserving the area’s structural integrity due to its deteriorated condition. No individuals are allowed in close proximity to the entrance, therefore at least two (2) Foundation security officers undercover as security staff of the complex are to supervise the entrance at all times, and four (4) more are to patrol the chambers’ halls. A hidden, nearby station, codenamed Bravo-6, composed of three (3) foundation personnel is in charge of local surveillance and subsequent notification of Site-78 regarding SCP-2097-A, due to signal interferences inside the actual complex. SCP-2097-A is to stay completely uncovered by any layer of any material at all times, considering all attempts to cover it have been met with the spontaneous death or suicidal attempt of any subject involved.

SCP-2097-B is to be tracked and stopped by Mobile Task Force Pi-3 in breach scenarios, and contained in an isolated custom-Keter containment cell, in Site 78’s Section-D. Not requiring any sort of hygienization, and due to its specific abilities and isolated position from the rest of the site, SCP-2097-B is contained inside a sealed, sound-proof cell, with the inner-walls and door coated by a titanium alloy plating of high compressive-strength, and equipped with an automated fire-extinguishing system.

Living common animals, such as chickens, rabbits and other small mammals (any vertebrate animal at the staff’s disposal should be used in the event that none of the previously mentioned is available), are to be placed inside 2097-B’s chamber by Class D personnel through a dispenser system from the outside of the cell every 24 hours.

Any personnel assigned to secure and work in Section-D should be completely deaf or forced to wear sound-proof ear mufflers at all times under the consequence of disciplinary action and reassignment to another sector. Every such personnel are also to be psychologically-evaluated and background-checked beforehand, for any record or tendency of displaying an aggressive or otherwise violent behaviour.

Defensive and containment measures for SCP-2097-B are comprised of a perimeter wall, 100 m radius away from Section-D, including watchtowers serving as surveillance posts and sniper nests, and a minefield surrounding the entire Section.
In case of a containment breach, the isolated Section-D’s surrounding minefield will be automatically activated, and no personnel are authorized to leave or approach Section-D until the SCP is effectively contained once more. MTF Pi-3 will be dispatched to the outer-side of Section-D’s minefield in order to ultimately stop and contain SCP-2097-B, acting both as the last line of defense and retrieval team in case of successful escape of 2097-B.

No personnel are authorized to be in direct contact with SCP-2097-B, the sole exception being MTF Pi-3, in a containment breach situation, as expressed above.

Description: SCP-2097 is the collective designation given to two possibly separate entities, specifically designated SCP-2097-A and SCP-2097-B:

- SCP-2097-A is assumed to be located at the bottom of a 10 m in diameter stone pit, which itself is in a hidden, previously walled-off section inside [DATA EXPUNGED], Malinalco, Mexico. Due to its unclear location and unknown appearance, the entirety of the pit is meant when referring to SCP-2097-A;

- SCP-2097-B is a bipedal, four-harmed humanoid, 2.5 m tall, which seems to be composed of a mixture of some sort of organic tissue, resembling exposed flesh, and gabbro. It is assumed to have originated from inside of SCP-2097-A.

No actual footage or sighting of SCP-2097-A itself has been acquired, the only possible exception being tentacle-like appendages of unknown material, 3-5 m long from the exit point to their tip, being seen protruding from holes in the walls of the pit, which start appearing randomly from depths around 200 m. It is also unclear how deep the pit actually is, if it ever ends. The longest expedition so far to the bottom was performed through a custom-designed remotely-controlled AR.Drone, with an infrared camera, sonar and audio streaming equipment. It managed to record a depth of 3107 m (approximately 3.1 km), before total loss of signal.

The above mentioned “tentacles” seem to display a specific behaviour, only showing activity when vertebrate animals are inside SCP-2097-A at close distance to them, where they will attempt to envelop the organism, proceeding to [REDACTED], and then releasing the remains towards the bottom. These appendages will show no activity towards any other kind of living being, or towards any organic or inorganic matter tested so far. 2097-A’s most direct effect, however, manifests when a subject attempts to somehow cover the pit or approaches its edge. Subjects who were rescued in-time reported having felt a sudden urge to jump inside SCP-2097-A, and in extreme cases, such as in the attempts made to cover 2097-A, subjects involved suffered spontaneous shutdown of the central nervous system.

SCP-2097-B, on the other hand, possesses more concerning abilities:

- Sharp, retractable 7 cm long talons of unknown material in its fingertips, capable of piercing through wood, stone, concrete, various metals with low to average compressive strength, such as steel, and [REDACTED];

- Prominent "teeth" made of various intrusive igneous rocks, such as granite, diorite and other so far uncategorized types;

- An apparent optical organ with no discernible iris or pupil, positioned at the center of the head, considered to be what allows 2097-B to detect specific pheromones released by vertebrate animals and some exclusive to humans, through any material and regardless of visual conditions;

- Finally thermal readings display a core of what seems to be molten material inside the chest cavity, behind where the sternum would be located. It seems to be capable of using this core to breathe fire up through its mouth, reaching from 600 to around 1500 ºC.

SCP-2097-B also provokes an effect on living vertebrates. By repeating various undiscernible sounds, in what is called its “chanting” stage, SCP-2097-B causes a certain effect on vertebrates that hear it, triggering a fight or flight response. The animals will instinctively release specific pheromones that correspond to changes in behaviour, ranging from fear to increased aggression, depending on their species and overall psychological and physical condition. Upon detection of the released pheromones, the SCP will choose and hunt down a target, taking higher priority in targets that displayed an aggressive reaction to its “chanting”, and even more so in humans than any other animal. After successfully catching a target, it will attempt to bring the target alive to SCP-2097-A. If incapable of doing so, 2097-B will instead devour its living target whole. If not possible, however, 2097-B will settle for killing and dismembering the target, consuming vital organs first, and only then the skin, meat and bone structure.

If SCP-2097-B is destroyed under any circumstance, its remains will eventually start to levitate and reorganize (time at which they start to do so seems to depend on how much the SCP was damaged before it ceased activity), exhibiting extremely high temperatures in very localized spaces, around 1nm to 1mm away from their surface, melting through any known substance as they move closer to each other.

It will enter a similar situation if left a long period of time without consuming a target, where it will heat up and seemingly phase through any substance, although becoming extremely slow in the process. The SCP will return to its normal temperature and state after transposing any barriers or obstacles that prevented it from reaching a target. There seems to be no permanent way to stop this process, effectively making 2097-B’s containment especially difficult. Studies into the structure and characteristics of the origin site are being made in an attempt to understand what prevented the SCP from escaping until its recent discovery.

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