Designation: Euclid
Special containment procedures: When found do not destroy, do not incinerate, instead encase item in liquid nitrogen as quickly as feasible. Wait for special instructions.
If encased, the subject item is to be placed in cold storage as close to absolute zero as feasible. Do not attempt to handle item, do not attempt physical contact with anyone handling item. All protective clothing and all personnel handling item are to be encased in liquid nitrogen as quickly as feasible
Description: Item appears to be an ordinary bottle of Hot Sauce approximately 16 CM in height. Item has a red and white label with the words “Super Hot!” in an artistic font and the words “bet you can’t” in small block letters at the top of the label. Label also includes a child devil character in red silhouetted by a line drawing of flames also in red. Devil character holds a pitchfork and has small white circles to represent eyes. Label does not include manufacturer, ingredient, or net weight. Contents of said hot sauce have been contaminated with a nerve agent of unknown properties. Handle carefully avoid contact with contents of bottle at all costs.
Any contact with contents causes a burning sensation which, as far as is known, is permanent. If contact occurs contents may not be cleansed from affected area.. If contact occurs do not touch any part of anybody, especially avoid contact with eyes, nose and genitals. Instead seek foundation assistance immediately. Keep close record of anything which has come into close contact with affected individual. Do not incinerate items. Do not incinerate affected individual. Instead encase subjects in liquid nitrogen.
Analysis of the liquid from the subject item has revealed it to be a molecule of a here to for unknown class 7 nerve agent which has been permanently bonded to a molecule of capsaicin. Like all class 7 nerve agents this chemical stimulates nerves and puts them in a continual “on” status. The chemical is unaffected by contact with nerve tissue and eventually moves on to permanently stimulate other nerves within the body until every nerve has been stimulated to transmit a burning sensation. Recipients often hallucinate that they are in Hell. Death comes over the course of the next three days as the body responds to non-existent burns excruciating pain is followed by the shedding of living tissue. The loss of bodily fluids and the loss of living tissue eventually results in death.
History: Originally developed by the Ace Novelty Co of Scranton, PA as practical joke item in 1977. Developer was looking for a substance that would cause adherence and preservation of Hot Sauce properties on hard surfaces. It is believed SCP-y was present and may have advised developer, suggesting addition of ingredients found in class 7 nerve agents. As far as is known only one test bottle was ever produced. Developer was later hospitalized along with approximately one third of all Ace Novelty Employees. Foundation was contacted by imbed shortly after hospitalization and attempted containment by incinerating the entire town, again, on the advice of SCP-y. Unfortunately, incineration caused the spread of the contaminant to other nearby towns. Areas of contamination were later quarantined under the guise of a nature preserve in 1978. After research, all suspected contaminated areas were covered in 780 metric tons of liquid nitrogen. Local changes in climate were blamed on an accident at nearby coal mines and attempts to contain the fire.
A gas production plant was constructed at the edge of the “preserve” and has occasionally been utilized to quell and contain any discovery of contamination within.
The bottle was considered lost until 1988 when it was located in the offices of Dr. Krammer. On the advice of SCP-y Dr. Krammer attempted to instill one microliter of the contaminated hot sauce into a three quarters full bottle of cinnamon schnapps in order to catch the person or persons responsible for access to said liquor. Dr, Krammer, his office suite, three D-class employees involved in the cleanup, and one level 3 personnel were encased in liquid nitrogen in order to prevent further spread of contamination. Upon closer inspection it was revealed that the subject item was not among the inventory encased and is still missing. Foundation operatives are encouraged to scan local news media and hospital reports for anything suspicious that might be caused by the subject item.