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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: A pouch containing all known instances of SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard Safe-class containment locker. Instances of SCP-XXXX are not to be removed from their pouch outside of research purposes, in order to prevent accidental consumption. There are currently 513 instances of SCP-XXXX in containment.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-A are to be disposed of using standard biological waste disposal procedures after dissection and recovery of new SCP-XXXX instances.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a collection of chocolate coins individually wrapped in gold-colored foil. The anomalous properties of a single instance of SCP-XXXX manifest a variable amount of time after a human consumes it. Consuming multiple instances increases this delay in an unpredictable, inconsistent manner1. The delay begins after the final consumed instance passes the lower esophageal sphincter, as determined by testing various mastication and deglutition durations and techniques. After this period of time, the subject will generate an instance of SCP-XXXX-A within their throat.

SCP-XXXX-A instances generally take the form of common products able to be purchased from vending machines, such as beverage cans or snack packages, with deviations from this pattern growing more pronounced as the subject consumes more SCP-XXXX instances. However, SCP-XXXX-A are made up entirely of organic material, and are similar to the objects they emulate in appearance only. Each instance of SCP-XXXX-A is a genetic match for the subject that produced it. The creation of an instance of SCP-XXXX-A does not correspond to a loss of blood or tissue from its corresponding subject. It is currently unknown how the extra material is generated.

MRI scanning and internal cameras have observed the following process for the creation of new SCP-XXXX-A instances.

  1. A semi-spherical, tumor-like growth forms out of the subject's esophageal wall. This can occur on any surface between the two esophageal sphincters, and appears to be selected arbitrarily. The growth achieves SCP-XXXX-A status at the onset of its formation.
  2. The instance inflates until it reaches its approximate final volume.
  3. The instance transmutes into a new shape, emulating a non-anomalous object. New growths can form during this step for particularly complicated shapes.
  4. The connection between the subject and the instance seals off and detaches, upon which the subject will typically be able to regurgitate the instance. However, asphyxiation can occur, often necessitating medical intervention.

The blood inside instances of SCP-XXXX-A flows through veins and arteries as if pumped by a heart, though no organs apart from skin have yet been detected through autopsy or imaging. After losing approximately 40% or more of the blood it contains2, any remaining blood ceases to flow and the instance behaves consistently with expired human flesh. Expiration will also occur in an instance if it is amputated from the subject before it can finish growing from their esophageal wall.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-A generally contain within them a number of SCP-XXXX instances equal to or greater than the number that was fed to the human subject that produced the instance of SCP-XXXX-A. The only exceptions to this trend are in cases where the instance of SCP-XXXX-A is too small or otherwise unable to contain an instance of SCP-XXXX due to its shape. Because of this, the overall number of SCP-XXXX instances has never decreased except in the short term. It is unknown what the exact mechanism for generating new SCP-XXXX instances is, though it is hypothesized that it fulfills a similar purpose to biological reproduction.

Recovery: Agents embedded in the police force of ███████, Wisconsin were alerted to potential anomalous activity when a 911 call was received on 11/19/2019, describing a child "puking his guts up, literally". The call originated from a birthday party in progress for L████ R█████, aged 11. Guests reportedly consumed a large number of SCP-XXXX instances. The Foundation detained all guests, of which four perished as a result of regurgitating SCP-XXXX-A instances. Surviving guests were given Class-A amnestics, and local news outlets were informed that the casualties occurred as a result of a helium tank manufacturer accidentally including carbon monoxide in the particular tank used to inflate the party's balloons.

L████ R█████ is currently in Foundation custody.