rating: 0+x

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be keep in a locked safe in storage. Requests to experiment must be approved one week (7 days) before the date of the experimentation by a level 3 security clearance member.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a GE brand corded desktop phone. It was originally found in an unused mortician's office in ██████,██ and placed in a storage along with the other objects in the office for 3 years and 14 days. It was acquired by a foundation agent when reports of a 'ghost telephone' found in a storage unit surfaced.

Attaching SCP-XXXX to an active phone line supplies power to the unit, but but most calls made immediately drop. However when a number is dialed that belongs to, or was primarily used by, a person who has recently deceased the call is successfully connected. The receiving phone does not ring and picking it up only produces a dial tone. A voice matching that of the deceased person answers the phone, heard through SCP-XXXX. It appears that a normal conversation can be held with this subject. The subject retains all the memories of the deceased, and appears to continue experiencing some aspects of their life. Attempting to tell the subject that they are dead is meet with confusion.

The ability of the SCP-XXXX to contact a deceased subject lasts a varied amount of time between 4 and 7 days after the subject's death. After this period dialing the subject's number will have the same failed connection behavior of other numbers.