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SCP-3940

Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3940 is to be kept in a standard storage locker at Site-11. Testing of SCP-3940 may be performed by research staff with Level-2 clearance or higher. Testing of SCP-3940 may be performed by research staff with Level-2 clearance or higher, while under the supervision of senior staff with Level-3 clearance. User's that have been in direct contact with SCP-3940 for too long and deemed unstable, are to be admnistered Class-A amnestics.

Description: SCP-3940 is a metamorphic rock pebble, known as slate. Aside from its anomalous properties, it is otherwise physically indifferent from naturally occurring slate.

Once picked up, the user will feel compelled to contemplate their environment, and enter a questioning phase about their surroundings. They start to sit, lean, lie, inspect objects, walk in circles, stroke surfaces and similar. This continues for an indefinite amount of time, until the subject verbally poses a question, or rock is separated from the user.

The second phase involves prompting a question. Once prompted, the scenario given by the user manifests.

Through testing, it's been found that SCP-3940 has some criteria for it to take effect. One known must is that the question asked must be heard and understood (the language, not the content) by another individual. SCP-3940 seems to approve of more realistic questions, but this is not always the case. It also seems to be easier if the user asks in a more contemplative manner. It is speculated that there are more criteria, because the effect does not always take place even though it would seem reasonable.

After the second phase, the user enters the end phase, whether or not SCP-3940's manifestation occurred. The user's obsession will pause and present the user an opportunity to separate from SCP-3940. If not, the user's obsession will return, and the phases repeat. For each cycle, subjects have reported an increased compulsion to SCP-3940. It is therefore important that supervisors separate before it has a psychological impact on the user.

Verbally communicating with the subject has shown to give greater control and suppress the affected's compulsion.

EXPERIMENT LOG

Date: 1 - ██ - ████
User: Dr. A. Sands
Question: "Why do we even need walls, as restrictive as they are?"
Effect: [REDACTED]
Notes: Dr. Sands had been in the testing chamber for over seven hours before asking this question. How did this pass us by? He did not have to be freaking [REDACTED]. Losing a researcher because no one checked up on him? Could have been avoided. From now on, all tests will be supervised.
- Site Director [REDACTED]

Date: 3 - ██ - ████
Supervisor: Dr. K. Frames
User: D-1431
Question: "Could I have a red ball?"
Effect: None.
Notes: Repeated forty-nine (49) times, with no effect. Subject reported extreme willingness to try again. Despite being told to drop SCP-3940 and leave the testing chamber, refused. Forceful removal and administering Class-A amnestics seemed to do the trick. Though, one of the guards ended up with a bruise. - Dr. Frames

Date: 3 - ██ - ████
Supervisor: Dr. K. Frames
User: D-1431
Question: "I wonder, what would it feel like to have a red ball?"
Effect: A red ball appeared in front subject. Standard rubber ball. Inflated with air.
Notes: Subject was instructed to ask in a more contemplative manner. I suspect SCP-3940 is more likely to grant questions asked this way. - Dr. K. Frames

Date: 3 - ██ - ████
Supervisor: Dr. K. Frames
User: Dr. L. Patten
Question: "Oh, I do so wonder, what would it feel like to actually own one kilogram of solid gold?"
Effect: None.
Notes: Well, can't blame me for trying. - Dr. L. Patten

Date: 3 - ██ - ████
Supervisor: Dr. K. Frames
User: D-1436
Question: Variations of wondering if a glass of water suffices to quench one's thirst.
Effect: One (1) glass of water.
Notes: Question was asked in D-1436's mother tongue. I forgot to tell her to do it in English, but upon further investigation, it seems language might make a difference. She asked in several variations in Spanish, with no yield. Once in English, the manifestation occurred. - Dr. K. Frames

Date: 3 - ██ - ████
Supervisor: Dr. K. Frames, Dr. Z. Varela
User: D-1436
Question: Same as previous.
Effect: One (1) glass of water.
Notes: Question was once again asked in Spanish, but only heard by Dr. Varela (whose mother tongue is Spanish). Glass of water yielded at first attempt. - Dr. K Frames.

Date: 3 - ██ - ████
Supervisor: Dr. K. Frames, Dr. Z. Varela
User: D-1436
Question: Same as previous.
Effect: One (1) glass of water.
Notes: Question was once again asked in Spanish, but only heard by Dr. Varela (whose mother tongue is Spanish). Glass of water yielded at first attempt. - Dr. K Frames.