FrostyFlippers

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

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SCP-XXXX in containment

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be placed on a table in the center of a standard 20m x 20m secure containment unit at Site-19. It is to be ensured that the containment unit is situated further than 10m above or below any major thoroughfare or work zone. D-Class personnel ONLY are to be permitted inside the unit for testing purposes. By Ethics Committee request, no further testing of SCP-XXXX is to be undertaken as of ██/██/20██.

Any undocumented non-human entities found wandering near the containment zone of SCP-XXXX or the greater Site-19 premises are to be immediately detained and terminated humanely.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a small wooden ornament approximately 15cm in height and 4cm in width at the base. SCP-XXXX clearly resembles a colourful bird of unknown species and appears to have been carved and painted by an artist of intermediate skill. SCP-XXXX appears to show no sign of sentience or sapience, and when observed from a distance of 10m or more, displays no anomolous properties.

The anomolous properties of SCP-XXXX begin to manifest when any human being spends more than ten (10) minutes within a 10m radius of SCP-XXXX or immediately after they come into direct physical contact with SCP-XXXX. Subjects initially report a sense of confusion and have claimed to feel "lost" and "scared" after being exposed to SCP-XXXX. Once claims of this nature have been observed, subjects are designated instances of SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX has had no effect on non-human test subjects (Rattus norvegicus, Felis catus and Gorilla gorilla). SCP-XXXX is known to have an effect on human subjects regardless of whether they can see it or are aware of its presence, as indicated by experiments using D-39482 (blindfolded) and D-99218 (surgically blinded).

In 100% of observed cases, SCP-XXXX-1 immediately becomes unrecognisable to their close friends and family. Family members and friends will claim no connection to the subject and begin to dispose of photographs of the subject in manners including burying, burning, and [DATA EXPUNGED]. When asked about the subject, family members and friends will invariably become evasive, visibly confused, and/or violent.

Approximately 24 hours after initial exposure to SCP-XXXX, the symptoms outlined above will spread to all acquaintances and colleagues of SCP-XXXX-1, who assert that the subject had never met or worked with them in the past, and indicate a clear unease at the subject's presence.

48 hours after initial exposure to SCP-XXXX, all members of the species Homo sapiens will no longer recognise or accept SCP-XXXX-1 as human. This effect extends to individuals who have never met the subject, including civilians, D-Class, Foundation personnel and SCP-███. All humans will exhibit visible disgust at the presence of SCP-XXXX-1, often attempting to "shoo away" the subject. Alternatively, humans may completely ignore the subject, attempt to taunt it in some way, engage in group shaming rituals analogous to that of ███ era [REDACTED] or commit outright violence against the subject.

Instances SCP-XXXX-1 will routinely exhibit confusion, despair, and depression, believed to be a result of their treatment at the hands of others rather than any unknown mind-affecting properties of SCP-XXXX. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will express a desire to flee into the wild; instance SCP-XXXX-1-33 was notably recorded saying "I don't belong here anymore. I want to be with them," before attempting suicide by [REDACTED], whereupon researchers confiscated the implement and proceeded to [DATA EXPUNGED] resulting in severe brain damage to the subject and his eventual death. Three researchers were admitted to counselling following the incident and remain off-duty.

Addendum: SCP-XXXX was recovered from the home of the late suicide victim D██████ █████████ by local law enforcement in the town of ███████, ██ and procured by MTF Iota-10 ("Damn Feds"). 6 police officers and 3 MTF personnel were subjected to the effects of SCP-XXXX. Class-B amnestics were administered by aerosol over the greater ███████ area and the affected individuals terminated.

A handwritten note was discovered with SCP-XXXX:

Oh dear, it looks like you've fallen from the nest!
AWCY?