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SCP-XXXX shortly after being recovered from ████████, Germany.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be completely sealed within a lead box that is to have no openings of any kind. This containment unit is to be kept in a room that is to be constantly lit by two (2) industrial spotlights. Each spotlight is to be attached to an emergency generator in the event of a power failure. Replacement lighting equipment is to be kept on site at all times. In the event that the containment unit is damaged, such that the interior is exposed, it is to be repaired immediately by a team of personnel equipped with hazmat suits and tools necessary for the damage sustained.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black ceramic statue in the shape of a hand with a vertical length of approximately 10 cm. Analysis of the object has shown it to be composed primarily of carbon. Upon being placed in any shadow, the object will begin emitting a large amount of gamma radiation. After approximately 12 seconds, the shadow will become an entrance into a pocket dimension.

This pocket dimension, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, emits no visible light. Analysis has show the dimension to be primarily composed of a gaseous substance denser than any terrestrial gas. The dimension appears to expand for an immeasurable distance.

If any human being comes within approximately 4 meters of SCP-XXXX-1, black arms will emerge from within the dimension. Testing has revealed these arms to originate from an entity within SCP-XXXX-1 referred to as SCP-XXXX-2 (see Test Log XXXX-C). The size and amount of these arms depend on the size of the shadow containing SCP-XXXX-1 and the number of humans nearby. These arms will grab all nearby humans and slowly pull them into SCP-XXXX-1. They will remain alive for approximately 8 minutes, undergoing a process of fireless combustion. Their subsequent ashes will then dissolve into SCP-XXXX-1.

If no human beings come within 4 meters of SCP-XXXX-1 for 12 hours, SCP-XXXX-2 will extend a hand out of the dimension, holding SCP-XXXX. It will then throw SCP-XXXX in the direction of the nearest shadow. SCP-XXXX will always land in the shadow, regardless of how far away it is or how many objects are blocking its trajectory. SCP-XXXX-2 has been observed to throw SCP-XXXX at speeds of ███ meters per second.

There have been exceptions to the hostile actions of SCP-XXXX-2. Certain individuals, the most notable example being Dr. Heidrich, have been observed to not trigger the entity's usual hostile response. The only shared trait within these individuals is that they all are of at least 75% Germanic descent. If any of these individuals speak into SCP-XXXX-1, SCP-XXXX-2 will respond. SCP-XXXX-2 can speak in all Germanic languages, including archaic ones. The entity's voice measures at approximately 52 Hz. SCP-XXXX-2 has been observed to be generally friendly with those it talks to.

Addendum XXXX-A: Tests and Interviews: