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SCP-XXXX in containment, watching television

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Subject is contained in a specially constructed humanoid holding cell on the surface of site ███, furnished with a single bed and appropriate bedware, a table, a black and white TV showing appropriate content for the north eastern united states circa 1978, an ashtray, table and two chairs. At all times, a fully stocked carton of cigarettes is to be provided, as well as a daily paper detailing events, however all papers must be sourced pre 1978, and must not under any circumstances contain any references to communism or anything that would be considered politically sensitive for the time period. Any personnel entering the containment area must wear uniforms bearing the logo of the "Placid acres" retirement home.

A full medical staff is to be on standby 24/7, with facilities to perform a heart transplant within 5 minutes. A supply of medical grade oxygen and accompanying facemask is to be kept onsite at all times.

Subject is to be taken for brief walks in the surrounding grounds to encourage good health and healthy foodstuffs, designed to look like steak and fries, are to be given at mealtimes. At all times the subject is to be monitored for signs of deteriorating health, should any serious deteoriation occur, the O5 council is to be notified immediately.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an elderly white male, 6'1 in height, of average to heavy build, with graying hair. SCP-XXXX entered foundation custody on October 29th 1983, after several small and one large earthquake were found to have a focal point on a retirement home near ████ ███, Idaho. SCP-XXXX answers to the name bill, however his real name is William Burlington. Subjects background is that of any non anomalous human, and no clues to the nature or source of the subjects anomalous effects can be located. Subject suffers from a variety of illnesses, ranging from a mild form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, frequent bouts of Eosinophilic pneumonia as well as the mid to late stages of Alzheimer's disease, and does not remember entering foundation custody.

Subjects demeanor is difficult to tolerate for site staff. Subject will frequently curse at staff, using whatever object comes to hand to strike staff that make a mistake or displease the subject in any fashion. Subject will lash out at non-white members of staff and frequently uses racist and derogatory colloquialisms to refer to such. Subject will not tolerate any discussions of traditional liberal ideas or concepts, and as such must be avoided around the subject.

Cigarettes cannot be withdrawn from the subject as he will become noticeably agitated, complaining about "them god damn commies" trying to take his cigarettes.

The anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX manifest when the subjects heart rate slows. This most frequently occurs when the subject coughs. Coughing can be when triggered when the subject becomes agitated to the point that he will begin to swear so much he does not use his oxygen, if cigarettes are unavailable, or during a medical emergency.

Any slowing of heart rate in the subject will invariably cause an earthquake of equal proportions in the surrounding area. Small pauses in heart rate, caused by mild coughs, such as clearing his throat, will produce no tremors. However, when the subjects lungs are severely agitated and heart rate slows significantly, such as during a coughing fit or, strangely enough, if the subject sneezes, will produce powerful shock waves in the crust of the planet, with the strongest recorded being above 9.7 on the Richter scale before monitoring equipment was destroyed.

Current estimates on the strength of the earthquakes caused by the subject do not have an upper bound. Some foundation researchers believe a full denouement may have the power to rip the entire planet in two, thereby causing an XK-Class end of the world scenario.

Subject does not seem to be aware of the anomalous effects he is having on the surface of the planet, shrugging off tremors and full on quakes with "back in my day, we didn't have so many quakes. Its 'cause of the commies poisoning our drinkin' water".

Termination is not advisable, as forceful stopping of the subjects heart may produce shockwaves that the planet may not survive. It's been surmised that a heart transplant may be possible, as keeping the heart beating may be sufficent to ward off any possible XK-Class End of the world scenario.

Too risky at this point, site ██ was wiped off the map by this guy. Even the best surgeons in the world would need minutes to remove the heart. The planet could be in fragments by then. Come up with something else. -O5 ██████

I've added a full medical staff capable of a heart transplant to the special containment procedures.
If he dies it's our best shot. I am however open to other suggestions -O5 ██████████