The Child's Nightmare (SCP draft)

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Containment procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a sealed 12m x 12m containment chamber at Site 19. The chamber is to be made of soundproof solid concrete measuring 1.5m thick. Audio sensors are to be placed in the center of all walls of the chamber to detect any sonar pulses emitted by the specimen, and video surveillance is to be maintained with no less than (2) Level 3-Personnel monitoring it at all times. Any unusual behavior should be reported to site supervisor immediately.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a large floating, deep green colored oblong object approximately 6m tall and 60cm wide. Specimen origin is unknown. Specimen appears to be sentient but incapable of intelligent communication. It has an opening situated halfway down its body, which it can open and close at will. The specimen floats approximately 6m off the ground by unidentified mechanisms and moves at approximately 5km/hr. SCP-XXXX, for unknown reasons, seems to be incapable of moving up or down. It actively seeks out areas that have large populations of children, especially day care centers and elementary schools.

SCP-XXXX’s opening emits a 50kHz sonar pulse. It can reach a distance of 50m and will breach all walls, ceilings, and floors less than 1m thick. The pulse only affects children under the age of 10. Adults and children age 10 and above exposed to it experience a short period of nausea, but are otherwise unaffected. When children under the age of 10 are exposed, their IQ is immediately increased to approximately 125. Testing of affected children (who from this point will be referred to as SCP-XXXX-1), showed extensive knowledge in the biological and neurological sciences specifically. SCP-XXXX will then follow SCP-XXXX-1, staying within 500m of the subject. This poses a huge problem in locations that contain a high density of children in one area, as massive chain reactions may ensue.

SCP-XXXX's pulse forces SCP-XXXX-1 to age rapidly, growing from its original age to a middle-aged adult in approximately 10-20 days, depending on SCP-XXXX-1’s original age. Babies up to 18 months take roughly 20 days, whereas older children take around 10-15 days. As SCP-XXXX-1 approaches adulthood, it gradually loses its sense of hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch, until it is rendered completely blind and deaf. If it is anywhere within 500m of SCP-XXXX during this state, the specimen will approach SCP-XXXX-1 proceed to [DATA EXPUNGED]. Emaciated remains had to be removed by site cleanup crew. Any further experimentation on children is prohibited.

Audio recordings of the pulse do not appear to affect children under 10.

Addendum: SCP-XXXX was found roaming the countryside of [REDACTED]. Foundation agents were dispatched after reports of a large anomalous object attacking homes, schools, and daycares reached the Foundation. All witnesses were given Class-A amnesiacs.

Experiment Log XXXX-1
Record of experimentation performed to attempt to neutralize SCP-XXXX's sonar pulse.

Date: ██/██/██
Subject: D-9989
Procedure: Subject equipped with soundproof earmuffs and instructed to place a soundproof metal cuff over SCP-XXXX's opening.
Upon reaching SCP-XXXX, the specimen immediately emitted multiple sonar pulses. Subject, despite wearing soundproof earmuffs, immediately became nauseous and [DATA EXPUNGED] on the floor of the containment chamber. SCP-XXXX had to be transported to a temporary site while cleanup crews sanitized the containment cell.
Analysis: Approaching SCP-XXXX is no longer permitted, as its pulse appears to affect the entire body.