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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Manifestations of SCP-XXXX-1 seen during the day.

Special Containment Procedures: A 7500V electric fence is to be set up around the affected area. The single gate leading through the fence is to have 24/7 surveillance cameras operating. Bi-monthly mechanical inspections of cameras and fence are also required.

Once a month, a pair of Level 2 Researchers are to measure the boundaries of SCP-XXXX for any changes using Electromagnetic Spectrum Analyzers. Results are stored and analyzed in Site-15, with any significant changes being relayed to Research Team 15-82.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an approximately 2 acre section of a meadow, located 70 kilometers SE of ███ ██████, Iowa. From outside the affected area, there are no abnormalities visible. However, upon entering SCP-XXXX, all visible surroundings instantly shift from the full visible color spectrum to gray-scale. This change is seen for both humans and any video recording technology.

Within 30 seconds of entering, a light mist forms at ground level, and far thicker mist forms in the low atmosphere (<200 meters from ground level). The mist is composed of water and carries no abnormal properties apart from its rapid formation. On average, complete aerial obfuscation takes less than 1 minute.

Within 10 minutes of entering, humanoid figures, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, emerge from the mist into visibility. These apparitions average 5 meters in height, are composed of a copper-based alloy, and average 300 kilograms. They have vague facial features, elongated necks, fused fingers/toes, and a hollow body cavity with many openings. They use bipedal movement, walking at a pace of 0.5 m/s.

Upon appearing, they advance towards the nearest human. Each figure emanates a tone that fluctuates between 50 and 70 hertz, and ranges from 30 to 40 decibels. Approximately one meter from a human, they completely cease motion, but continue their audio emanation. Any movement away from SCP-XXXX-1 causes it to move once more until within a 1 meter range, an exception being that SCP-XXXX-1 ceases all motion when within 30 meters of SCP-XXXX's edge. Upon leaving SCP-XXXX, the mist completely hides any appearances of SCP-XXXX-1, and within 1 minute, the localized mist dissipates and full color spectrum returns.

Addendum XXXX-01: The following are experiments conducted following discovery and isolation of SCP-XXXX, run by Dr. Mortimer Andrews of Researcher Team 15-82.

Date Experiment Results
30-6-20██ Attempt manual toppling of SCP-XXXX-1. Fell without reaction, no longer moved or pursued humans.
31-6-20██ Attempt removal of SCP-XXXX-1 "arm" with diamond-tipped rotary saw. Saw easily cut through, no reaction from SCP-XXXX-1 whatsoever. It continued its previous pursuit in same fashion. Removed metal successfully taken offsite, tested, shown to be a standard copper alloy.
3-7-20██ Attempt removal of SCP-XXXX-1 "leg" with diamond-tipped rotary saw. Cut through with similar ease, SCP-XXXX-1 immediately collapsed. No longer moved or pursued.
5-7-20██ Attempt forced removal of SCP-XXXX-1 from SCP-XXXX using bulldozer. Initially, SCP-XXXX-1 is moved easily. However, at the 30 meter border, the bulldozer slammed to a halt. SCP-XXXX has some sort of barrier for these manifestations that we cannot measure. We'll bring additional measuring gear tomorrow and report what we find.

Addendum XXXX-02: Report on additional findings regarding SCP-XXXX from Dr. Mortimer Andrews.

Yesterday, dated 6-7-20██, we brought additional equipment for measuring light, sound, thermal differences, radiation, everything, to see if we could resolve the nature of the barrier that prevents manifestations of SCP-XXXX from approaching its border. To my great discontentment, we discovered nothing. The border contains no differences that we can observe from the rest of the surrounding area. Extremely perplexing and frustrating.
However, we did make an unexpected discovery. One of the technicians recording audio output from SCP-XXXX-1 ran some tests and found a repeating pattern. We returned to the labs with the data and eventually decoded it into a number scheme, which we were able to translate into English. The message is… strange, to say the least.
"Why must we live while this land lacks our souls?"
We looked into any unusual activity in the area for the past century, came up with nothing. However, we can safely say these entities possess no danger, just an enigma of an origin. Will continue researching.