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SCP-XXXX prior to recovery.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a soundproofed and sealed room. The object may not be moved from the room without the approval of at least one Level-3 personnel. SCP-XXXX-1 is to be contained in the same cell and may not be moved from the room.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black rotary dial telephone with a lobster as the telephone's handle. SCP-XXXX is one of the five examples of the Lobster Telephone1 created by Salvador Dalí. SCP-XXXX was discovered at Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, 5/9/1996, when staff reported incidents of ringing without connection to a power source or phone line.


Figure in SCP-XXXX-1.

Before anomalous events occur, the figure in SCP-XXXX-1 appears to be a man wearing a trench coat, pair of boots, and bowler hat in the middle of the canvas. Whenever SCP-XXXX becomes active, the figure in SCP-XXXX-1 animates and begins to change appearance; the scenery in the painting and clothing worn by SCP-XXXX-1 are also subject to change. When animated, the figure produces and dials a telephone, at which point SCP-XXXX will begin to ring. SCP-XXXX-1's body is mostly made up of lobster-like limbs, with the only visible 'human' parts being the feet, unless covered by shoes and/or other clothing. SCP-XXXX-1 claims to be a human male named Enrique Rubio and speaks either English or Spanish. If SCP-XXXX-1's call is ignored after the phone has ringed 6 times, SCP-XXXX-1 will return to its original appearance.

In recent tests, it is shown that SCP-XXXX-1 will appear on the painting, fully animated. At times, the containment cell will display signs of change in material, such as the walls being converted to an unknown type of stone and the floor becoming sand. After a certain amount of time, an ocean could be heard. After interaction is done, SCP-XXXX will return to its normal form.