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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard containment cell. Markers signifying a distance of 1.5 meters from the radial area accessible to the mouth of SCP-XXXX are to be placed. Visual sensors are to monitor SCP-XXXX’s position. Automated security system “Gravity Well” is to be installed in SCP-XXXX’s containment cell and activated in the event that SCP-XXXX displays abnormal mobility. (Revision 3/7/2018: Due to the failure of security system “Gravity Well” and the consequential containment breach of SCP-XXXX, recontainment efforts are to focus on analyzing data transmitted from the unmanned probe P.A.L.E.O. (Pursuit and Location of Extraterrestrial Organism) to determine SCP-XXXX’s whereabouts and potential future destination.)

Description: SCP-XXXX is an entity of unknown origin and chemical composition. SCP-XXXX is materially incorporeal yet visible to the human eye, and affected by Earth’s gravity. Visual observations suggest SCP-XXXX is a biological organism, though the mechanisms behind its physiology are unidentifiable. All hypotheses about the nature of SCP-XXXX’s existence conflict with terrestrial examples of animal physiology and evolution. Microscopic analysis of SCP-XXXX is unfeasible due to its method of predation.

SCP-XXXX’s observed physical characteristics include:

  • a head in the shape of an elongated oblate spheroid. The extremity positioned towards the front of SCP-XXXX is relatively larger than the extremity pointing towards the rear. The rear extremity is surrounded by a pointed, crown-like structure that naturally melds with the epidermis.
  • two ovular compound eyes, one on either side of the head. Both eyes are coloured dark purple and are filled with a repeating hexagonal pattern of ommatidia.
  • a circular mouth located on the head’s frontal extremity. Several pointed, white teeth line the circumference of the mouth.
  • a thin, elongated, flexible neck. The neck accounts for approximately ⅓ of SCP-XXXX’s height.
  • several smooth, tentacle-like appendages extending from either side of the torso. Counting a specific number of appendages is impossible due to either the physical properties of SCP-XXXX’s existence or a memetic effect. All appendages are capable of infinite rotation.
  • a bottom half consisting of a flexible, stalk-like segment that flares out towards the bottom. Its functions are unknown.
  • uniformly purple, lustrous skin.
  • a height of approximately 10ft.
  • a mostly transparent, circular construct connected to the back of SCP-XXXX’s torso. The connection points are analogous to human shoulder blades. 12 small, triangular points are positioned symmetrically around the construct.

SCP-XXXX’s general behaviour involves preying on humans. As opposed to conventional means of consumption, SCP-XXXX relies on a mechanism in which prey caught within an approximately 1 meter radius of SCP-XXX is spaghettified and absorbed through the mouth. The results of this process are unknown, as SCP-XXXX does not require regular sustenance for maintaining its activity.

SCP-XXXX is most active during the night, though it has not displayed a need for sleep during any time of day.

SCP-XXXX predominantly uses its sense of sight. Reactions to ultraviolet light suggest enhanced vision compared to that of humans. No sense of hearing has been observed.

SCP-XXXX only reflects electromagnetic radiation within the spectrum visible to humans. SCP-XXXX also emits acoustic radiation from its mouth; most sounds emitted by SCP-XXXX are within a range of 35Hz - 50Hz. Researchers’ notes describe these sounds as being “disturbing” and “not unlike churning gears.”

All self-awareness tests applied to SCP-XXXX have proven inconclusive. (Revision 3/7/2018: SCP-XXXX is strongly suspected to be sapient, though to what degree remains the subject of debate among researchers.)

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was discovered on 5/13/2010 in ████████, ███████, and was contained the same day. A young woman stating she was being pursued by SCP-XXXX informed police of her and SCP-XXXX’s location. Police notified the Foundation. SCP-XXXX was discovered with its body spatially merged with a car in the underground parking lot of ███████ █████. The woman was found alive and, after an unnoteworthy debriefing, was administered appropriate amnestics.

A video camera attached to a neck strap was recovered from the individual. The camera contained one video file relating to SCP-XXXX. A transcript of the video can be found below.

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