Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All constituent parts of SCP-XXXX are to be kept in a sufficiently large lock box. SCP-XXXX-02 is to be kept in a padded box and handled with care as accidental pressing of its button can interfere with the accuracy of recorded data.

Description: SCP-XXXX-01 is a 1.5m long cylinder with a diameter of 0.75m. It has a power switch at one end and a small speaker at the other. A removable panel allows access to the internal electronics described in the final section of SCP-XXXX-03.

SCP-XXXX-02 is a 6.1cm x 5.6cm x 3cm die cast aluminium enclosure with a 22mm red “mushroom” push button.

SCP-XXXX-03 is a research thesis titled “An Advanced Early Warning System: A Practical Application of Quantum Entanglement” authored by PoI-XXXX-01 and co-authored by the PoI-XXXX-02 through PoI-XXXX-07.

The mechanism through which SCP-XXXX-01 works is inconsistent with the scientific community’s current understanding of quantum entanglement, and SCP-XXXX-03 contains numerous minor mathematical errors in Section 3. Careful reverse engineering of SCP-XXXX-01 and SCP-XXXX-02 show them to be consistent with the plans in SCP-XXXX-03. All attempts to construct new instances of SCP-XXXX-01 and SCP-XXXX-02 have been unsuccessful.

When SCP-XXXX-01 is turned on it will remain powered until it emits constant tone, after which it will shut down. Turning its switch to the off position then back restores power to the device. Exactly when SCP-XXXX-01 will emit the tone is related to when the button on SCP-XXXX-02 is pressed, while the length of time the tone will remain sounding is related to how long the button is depressed. The upper limit for time the signal will sound is 56 seconds.

When the button on SCP-XXXX-02 is pressed for 25 seconds beginning exactly 10 minutes after powering on SCP-XXXX-01, then SCP-XXXX-01 will have already have emitted the sound for the full 56 seconds and powered itself a full 5 minutes and 34 seconds before the button was actually pressed. Document XXXX-01 contains a full list of recorded interactions, and should be updated whenever new data is available.

Analysis of document XXXX-01 show that the longer SCP-XXXX-01 is left powered, the larger the time difference between the alarm and the button press. This also coincides with an increase in power draw by SCP-XXXX-01. The rate of divergence between the alarm and the button being pressed also grows over time. Attempts to classify or build a model of the rate of divergence have been unsatisfying, with large error rates when compared to the real data, it is not clear whether growth is exponential or polynomial.

When left powered for long enough SCP-XXXX-01 will eventually emit a morse code signal that translates foe “destroy it now”. The time that SCP-XXXX-01 has to be left powered to eventually emit this message is decreasing, indicating that the signal may be caused by some event that our best estimates put as happening in 2074 ± 17 years.