Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Provisional Area-511 has been created to assume containment of SCP-XXXX. Access into the interior of SCP-XXX is prohibited to all personnel except for D-Class personnel for experimental purposes. All experiments regarding SCP-XXXX can only be conducted with the permission of at least two Level 3 Senior Researchers.Any air travel over SCP-XXXX can only be conducted with the permission of Area Director Abril Morais. All air travel over SCP-XXXX is prohibited by order of Area Director Morais (See Incident Report XXXX-A). The area is to be surveyed with both terrestrial and air-borne drones and any suspicious activity by instances of SCP-XXXX-1 is to be reported to the Area Director. If any instance is found harassing on-site personnel, security may be summoned to ward off any instances. If a confrontation escalates, use deadly force is permitted.

Update (7/15/2010): If an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is reported outside of SCP-XXXX, Mobile Task Force Epsilon-18 (Yai From The Rivers) is to be deployed to the area presumed to be the dwelling of the instance. Deceased Instances found are to be contained in on-site cryogenic storage.(See Incident XXXX-B)

Update (3/4/2012): At least 5 Bos taurus1 and Sus scrofra domesticus2 is to be supplied to SCP-XXXX. Personnel are to allow other animals to enter the perimeter of SCP-XXXX

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to an anomalous region in the Amazon Rainforest within the border between Roraima, Brazil and Bolívar, Venezuela with a approximate area of 29.2 sqkm2. Any Homo sapien who makes contact with the ground surface of SCP-XXXX will transform into an instance of either a Tayassu pecari3, Pecari tajacu4, Cebus olivaceus5, or a member of the Genus Mico or Saguinus. Other species of animals that manage to enter SCP-XXXX appear to not receive any adverse effects. Within SCP-XXXX is a river system that spans through the majority of the area with the smallest having a width of 12m and the largest having a width of 20m. Also present are a series of upright logs with each having a constant height of 1.2 are seen embedded. This river system is not connected to any other major tributary outside of the anomaly rather they appear to originate and drain into lakes inside of SCP-XXXX. Also present are a series of upright logs with each having a constant height of 1.2 are seen embedded in the banks of most rivers. The river system serves as the habitat for members of SCP-XXXX-1.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 refer to members of a piscine-like species that closely resemble members of Arapaima gigas6 that resides in SCP-XXXX. Each instance has an average length of 1.90m, hairlike growths that develop above a layer of scales on its body, and two humanoid arms next to its gills. These arms have a length of 13cm and the hand on each arm do not develop true nails but instead produce white claw-like growths made from a material slightly stronger than chitin. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are predatory and are recorded to have captured and eaten transformed humans. Instances tend be be social and frequenty form groups that travel together but are hostile and attempt to drive away anyone that attempts to move closer to SCP-XXXX. In these confrontations, members of SCP-XXXX-1 appear to shout in a not yet deciphered language7. The total population of SCP-XXXX-1 is estimated to contain 37 individuals.

Approximately 30% of the population of SCP-XXXX-1 are capable of expressing thaumaturgic abilities, the majority of which seen is

  • Discharging a clear viscous substance that ignites when exposed to oxygen for more than 10 seconds
  • Growing blades of grass to become longer and manipulating them to act like tendrils to ensnare out of reach prey
  • The emission of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) over a small radius that is powerful enough to inhibit small electronics
  • Teleportation over large distances (See Incident XXXX-B)

When a thaumaturgic ability is done, a nearby embedded log would emit a flash of yellow light varying in lux accompanied by a disembodied roar of a Pantera onca8. This is believed to be something utilized by members of SCP-XXXX-1 to control ARad Backlash. Whether or not the population is responsible for the creation of SCP-XXXX is under investigation.

Incident XXXX-A: On 10/27/2005, when a helicopter carrying research personnel taking photographs of SCP-XXXX's interior, two instances of SCP-XXXX produced a large pillar of tar that hit the helicopter's tail rotor forcing it to make a emergency landing. A rescue mission was sent and found and its pilot and passengers were not found and have been declared missing.

Incident XXXX-B: On 7/2/2010, three security guards witnessed a instance of SCP-XXXX-1 apparently dematerialize followed by the activation of SCP-XXXX's tertiary effect. Later on 7/13/2010 a decayed instance was found in a river bank of the Amazon river in Macapá, Brazil. The deceased instance was retrieved and Class-A amnestics was given to witnesses. As of time of writing, █ similar events have occurred.

Addemdum XXXX.1: Drone Exploration
Below is an exploration log of the river system of SCP-XXXX conducted on 6/23/2011 by use of an aquatic drone operated by Agent Fernandez and dropped into SCP-XXXX with use of a secondary arial drone

<00:00:01> Drone is activated floating in a river. Drone is moved upstream.
<00:05:34> Drone moves underwater.
<00:14:50> Drone approaches from behind a group of three SCP-XXXX-1 who appear to
not notice the drone.
<00:18:03> The group of SCP-XXXX-1 moves towards a different stream at a intersection.
<00:21:28> Drone enters a lake finds a cavern entrance. Drone accesses the cavern.
<00:34:17> Drone exits the cavern and enters an unknown aquatic environment.
Surrounding the drone is a collection of remains from various aquatic fauna including multiple fish, eels, and three Carcharhinus leucas9 carcasses. Expecting one carcass reveals in has been consumed and claw marks are visible. Light is visible above. Drone moves toward the light source.
<01:02:45> Drone ceases attempt to move toward light source. Drone moves forward.
Environment noted to be much more brighter.
<01:11:37> A large serpentine creature appears and grabs the drone with its jaws and
begins to thrash it before releasing it shortly. Moderate structural damage is
received but drone remains functional. Drone continues moving forward.
<01:25:07> Logs of unknown height appears in view. When one is approached, a soft
glowing is noticeable from its cracks. Drone moves downwards.
<01:39:24> Several instances of SCP-XXXX-1 is seen bound by their hands in fibrous rope
connected to the logs. Drone slowly approaches one instance.
<01:40:31> Approached instance appears to be deceased with a greatly emaciated
physique compared to other instances.
<01:41:03> A living instance appears and emits a EMP pulse.10

Memorandum XXXXa

For everyone working on SCP-XXXX, you'd know the possible dangers the XXXX-1 instances can present; a hostile species with a number of individuals who practically have a natural proficiency in thaumaturgy, which have appear to have full control over their abilities and may or may not have crated the anomaly itself. And now they seem to be entering a state of further hostility with the Foundation and some of those thaumaturgy-proficient individuals are learning to teleport at-will, a usually very rare ability even for similar anomalies. However I'm not writing about that, rather I'm writing about a possible solution to both of these problems. In a recent population count, I have found that the population of XXXX-1 instances had significant decreased and from drone footage I have noticed that when an instance captures prey, such as a bird, no matter what the size is, it would share some of it with other instances. This has led me to theorize that the inhabitants of SCP-XXXX are undergoing a food shortage as they seem to have exhausted the amount of animals they have hunted in the area seen in the footage from the drone controlled by Agent Fernandez and this has lead to increase aggression toward the Foundation as it prevents humans from entering the area and transforming them into potential prey and has lead to the teleportation attempts as mentioned above. Hence I'm am making an official proposal to supply with the XXXX-1 population with a suitable amount of food to ease relationships with the population, end their attempts to teleport out of the area, and also ensure the survival of the instances.

-Lead Researcher Schmitz