Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a 25 cm by 25 cm acrylic glass container with bedding made from shredded printing paper or wood dust. The subject should be fed live crickets (Acheta Domestica or Gryllus Assimilis is recommended) at least once a week.

The chamber in which SCP-XXXX is to be contained must be constructed out of stone, wood or any other material commonly used before the 20th century. All light must be provided by lantern, fire or gaslight.

Personnel handling SCP-XXXX must wear headgear that adequately seals off entrance to the ears, nose, and eyes.

Description: SCP-XXXX appears to be a common Earwig (Forficula auricularia) that is physically indistinguishable from non-anomalous members of the species. The physical activity of the subject has not observed to be significantly different from the activities of non-anomalous Earwigs when a human subject is not present.

If a human is present however, SCP-XXXX will immediately attempt to physically infiltrate the mucus membranes of the human. Once SCP-XXXX has successfully infiltrated a human host, the host becomes SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 remains physically and genetically identical to their previous state before becoming a host to SCP-XXXX, but becomes psychologically altered to the point of possessing an entirely different personality. All SCP-XXXX-1s that have been interviewed have claimed to be █████ ████ , a deceased Confederate soldier and botanist.

The vocal chords and pitch of the subject remain identical to the host's previous state, but the tone and inflection match the dialect of mid-19th century Appalachian rural denizens. The subject must not be made aware of the current year or developments in technology or culture since 1865. Doing so will cause SCP-XXXX to do considerable physical damage to the host. Under any circumstances is SCP-XXXX to be made aware of the Confederacy's defeat in the American Civil War, doing so will cause SCP-XXXX to violently and lethally exit the host.

SCP-XXXX does not remember interactions with other SCP-XXXX-1s and the subjects memory will reset each time it is placed into a different host.

SCP-XXXX can be removed physically from the host with the use of medical tongs. Doing so will cause minor brain damage to the host and possible internal bleeding. Hosts that have had SCP-XXXX removed from their brain will only be unable to recall images from the time they were under the influence of SCP-XXXX and will only be able to recall the vague smell of Whiskey and the sound of crickets and banjo music.