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An image taken of an instance of SCP-XXXX found in ███████ Museum (See addendum XXXX-B)

Item#: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe/Euclid (See incident XXXX-1)

Special Containment Procedures: Instances of SCP-XXXX should be kept in a secure concrete 2.4m containment chamber, with lighting along the ceiling and side walls, as well as one glass window for close observation and a standard lock on the door of the chamber. When SCP-XXXX is not being observed, surveillance footage should be temporarily disabled until the observation is resumed. No more than four instances of SCP-XXXX are to be put in the same containment chamber.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black figure, approximately 1.4m tall, with an almost child-like structure, and a fluid appearance to it. The fluid appearance had been observed to be an oily substance, caused by a mixture of rust and gasoline. What is under the substance is currently unknown. SCP-XXXX has been observed to alter its appearance to anything that is within a 2-meter radius, assuming it follows certain criteria: The object in question has to be determined vivid in color. How SCP-XXXX determines the 'vividness' is as of now unknown. Inanimate structures SCP-XXXX transforms into are known to become animated, with obvious limits depending on the object.
If any personnel happen to witness SCP-XXXX while it is in the form of the person, the subject will experience paranoia, shortly followed by minor nausea. Within twelve (12) hours of the viewing, the subject will then experience discomfort in the lower abdomen, later elapsing within one hour. Personnel within eye contact with SCP-XXXX claim to feel moderate pressure in the chest cavity. The cause of this is currently unknown, and testing for this is in progress as of 12/18/████.

Addendum XXXX-A: During testing procedures, 3 to four Class D personnel should enter the containment chamber.

Addendum XXXX-B: Eight (8) instances of SCP-XXXX were found in ██████, CA, at an abandoned museum, the room of which they were found in was covered in said oily substance. The museum of which has since been searched thoroughly for victims of the instances, but none were found.

Addendum XXXX-C: One instance of SCP-XXXX has been moved to a separate neighboring containment cell, due to its capability of growing as a normal child would. Testing for this will occur within 5 (five) weeks of documenting.

Addendum XXXX-D: Below is an interview with the owner of the museum in which we found the SCP-XXXX instances, Johnathan ████.

<BEGIN LOG>

Dr. ████: If you don't mind Mr. ████, I'm going to ask you a few questions about your museum,

Johnathan: Okay, go ahead.

Dr. ████: When did you have the museum built?

Johnathan: Some old friends and I built it in late March, 197█.

Dr. ████: And how long has it been in business?

Johnathan: Until another museum took over the business in 1980, so for █ years.

Dr. ████: Have you or anyone else noticed any anomalous effects going on in the museum?

Johnathan: A couple from New York claimed to see one of the museum artifacts moving around. So I got the security to check it out.

Dr. ████: And?

Johnathan: He said the artifact was in its glass container, far away from where the couple said to have spotted it.

Dr. ████: And could you tell me what artifact this was?

Johnathan: It was an Ethiopian scroll that came from Africa, according to our seller.

Dr. ████: Was that the only time this had happened?

Johnathan: No, the exact same thing happened four other times. Same scroll, same time, same result.

Dr. ████: Do you happen to know the origin of the artifact?

Johnathan: No, I can't say that we do. Our seller didn't tell us how he got it.

Dr. ████: Mr. ████, would you mind describing the contents of the scroll?

Johnathan: Well, the pictures sort of described a coming 'apocalypse', with four or five black figures roaming around, all the figures at different heights.

Dr. ████: Did the scroll contain any signs of human life?

Johnathan: Yes, it did. It showed two people hiding behind, what I'd say looked like a rock.

Dr. ████: Do you think you could let us examine your scroll?

Johnathan: I reckon you can. I can give it to you as soon as possible.

Dr. ████: Alright, that would be it, for now, thank you for being here.

Johnathan: Thanks for having me.

<END LOG>

Closing Statement: The Ethiopian scroll mentioned in the above interview has been retrieved by the Foundation and dubbed as SCP-XXXX-1. The scroll doesn't appear to have any anomalous properties but is still under examination.

Incident XXXX-1: Upon retrieving the instances from the museum, Agent ███████ was reportedly attacked by one of the instances of SCP-XXXX. Said instance has been since quarantined and thoroughly examined. Researchers found an abnormality in the instances' DNA which causes the instance to be abnormally violent and therefore dangerous. The instance has been isolated and made a Euclid class due to the increase in violence and strength.