SpectralDragon
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Item #: SCP-S

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: A perimeter measuring roughly 30 m x 30 m is to be constructed in the area surrounding SCP-S. A single patrol containing no less than 2 Foundation security agents are to patrol the area every 6 hours and ensure SCP-S remains unhampered. Trespassers into this perimeter are to be informed that they are entering a protected wildlife sanctuary and summarily escorted from the area; those who refuse to leave are to be detained, interrogated, and dealt with according to the appropriate protocols. Any members of the research or patrol team who show signs of subordination will be immediately amnesticized and moved to a different project.

Description: SCP-S is a squirrel-like rodent, roughly 1 meter in length. Due to the nature of the anomaly, acquiring exact measurements is not feasible at this time. SCP-S appears randomly in different forests around the globe; currently it is located north of Fairbanks, Alaska, in the center of the boreal forest present in that area. As of the most recent report, the entity is currently hovering 2 meters above the ground.

Approximately 2 cm below SCP-S is a roughly spherical light projection, referred to as SCP-S-1. This object is intangible, and any attempts at physically interacting with SCP-S-1 result in failure. SCP-S's prime objective is to get SCP-S-1 into the ground. During a typical event, it will start 10 meters above the ground and will begin approaching the ground at a rate of 1 meter per day. After 10 days, upon reaching the ground, it will push SCP-S-1 into the earth. Upon SCP-S-1 entering the earth, SCP-S will also become intangible and begin accelerating towards the Earth's core. There is no way to measure the length of the object's descent into the core, but after a period ranging from 10 days to 40 years, SCP-S will reappear in a random forest.

The exact details of the occurrences upon reaching the core is currently unknown. HHowever, whenever SCP-S is successful in reaching the ground and pushes SCP-S-1 towards the core, successful birth rates of humans go down by a noticeable amount. The Foundation has currently recorded 3 events where SCP-S has appeared and reached the core. Each time, the ratio of stillbirths per 1000 human births has increased significantly.

History:
Date Notes
1909 SCP-S brought to the attention of the Foundation.
1953 Due to the difficulty of finding SCP-S as well as preventing observation of the anomalous event, research begins on ways to prevent SCP-S from completing the cycle, thereby permitting containment.
1955 Research indicates that iridium is able to pose a barrier to SCP-S. Containment procedures updated.
1957 An iridium fixture is constructed in order to prevent SCP-S from reaching the ground. An eight-member researcher group is sent to the new outpost in [where] to observe SCP-S and study it further.
1961 Due to exponentially increasing amounts of severe birth defects and infants born unable to thrive in association with the containment of SCP-S, efforts are ceased. SCP-S reaches the ground within seven days. Containment procedures updated.
1962 Increased numbers of miscarriages and stillbirths without apparent causation.
1971 SCP-S reappears in [place]. Stillbirth and miscarriage statistics return to normal tempo.

http://www.redorbit.com/media/uploads/2013/08/Megaconus-mammaliaformis_080813.jpg -A SQUORRL

Idea crit:

<Varaxen>: SpectralDragon the iridium was just random
<Varaxen>: It didn’t have any significance really
<Varaxen>: It just prevented it from going underground for whatever reason

<shaggydredlocks> Varaxous: Alright, so I really like the idea wrt this thing balancing out fertility rates planet-wide. I'm not super excited about the antimatter/Tungaska stuff - seems like a distraction to make it more dangerous, when you've already got an interesting idea that doesn't necessarily need that level of impending doom.
<shaggydredlocks> If it really is so ancient, I'd assume it wouldn't look anything like modern life