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Satellite image of the Perimeter of SCP-XXXX as of 10/15/201█

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The perimeter of SCP-XXXX is restricted to all watercraft and aircraft vessels. All individuals aboard any watercraft or aircraft vessel within the area of SCP-XXXX are to be detained, questioned, submit to blood testing, and administered Class B amnestics prior to release. Any organism suspected of being infected must be quarantined under level 2 Biohazard Protocols. To date, no infected personnel has recovered within seven (7) days from initial exposure to SCP-XXXX-1. The remains of organisms who expire are to be kept in refrigerated biological storage at Naval Site-32.

All evidence relating to SCP-XXXX’s existence (including satellite imagery, sonar readings, and meteorological maps) is to be destroyed immediately. The movement and atmospheric conditions of SCP-XXXX must be monitored from Naval Site-32, located 5 km off the port of Kiska Island, Alaska. Due to the ceaseless and violent nature of SCP-XXXX-1, containment procedures must include regular air and maritime Southern and Eastern patrol checkpoints. These patrolling methods must cover 1100 square km along the Bering Sea’s southern perimeter.

Since its discovery, the area of SCP-XXXX has not extended above 56o N, 174o E, nor to the East of 56o N, -178oW in the Bering Sea.1 Naval patrolling within this region (along with radar, sonar and meteorological monitoring) is currently the only viable means of containment. Therefore, in order to restrain public knowledge, Naval Site-32 is armed with Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons, as well as Marine Atmospheric Influence Systems (MAISs) to diminish perceptibility of SCP-XXXX. If both EMP and MAIS operations fail, no fly zones will be established and all watercraft vessels will be restricted entry into the oceanic perimeter.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a series of anomalous events within an extratropical cyclone in the Eastern region of the Bering Sea. SCP-XXXX-1 is an infectious disease that infects epithelial tissue and appears to be a mutated form of synovial fluid rice bodies. The disease is transmitted only through direct physical contact with infected specimen found within the area of SCP-XXXX. The specimen are comprised of a variety of marine wildlife, namely: Arctic Lamprey (Lethenteron camtschaticum), Arctic barnacles (Chthamalus stellatus), Cyclopoida , Bering Cleaner Fish (Labroides dimidiatus), and Kamchatka (Mew) Gull (Larus canus kamtschatschensis).

Infection proceeds through 3 stages:

  • Stage 1 Within 12 and 18 hours after initial exposure, the disease will modify leukocytes as well as organ tissue at an exceedingly accelerated rate until the internal organic structure is constructed entirely of paddy rice (Oryza sativa). In addition, the disease will mutate lymphocytes to undergo complete pedogenesis leaving various deposits of clay, silt and sand embedded in the blood system.
  • Stage 2 Within approximately 20 hours after initial exposure to SCP-XXX-1, the disease will alter the victim's skin molecular makeup to form lemongrass (Labroides dimidiatus), consuming the infected organism completely within 22 hours. Observation of subjects in this stage have been recorded to verbally repeat Balinese worship prayers tracing back to [DATA EXPUNGED].
  • Stage 3 Approximately 28 hours after initial exposure, the infected organism's life functions will cease; after which, typical bodily features will deconstruct from their original form. Subjects in this stage of the infection commonly experience the cervix to detach from the base of the cranium and elongating outward and the skeletal system will expand to shape and genetic composition of a typical Indonesian pea tree (Acacia mangium).

The cyclone enveloping the area of SCP-XXXX is approximately 150 km wide and is seemingly perpetual. Since its first discovery, the storm has sustained a low pressure of 930 millibars without subsiding. Anemometer readings show the highest sustained winds and torrential rain of the cyclone exceed 150 km/h. Barometer samples indicate that during the autumn and winter months, the atmospheric temperature enveloping SCP-XXXX can be below −27 °C and accumulate up to 16 cm of ice per day.2

Notes on Discovery: The first documented incident was reported on 20 August 1943 in Corporal John Husk of the 13th Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Aluetian Islands Campaign of World War II. In his journal, Husk described an incident just after the invasion of Kiska Island in which one of his officers had died as a result of suffocating on 800 mg of rice found in his lungs. SCP-XXXX first came to the Foundation’s attention after multiple reports of naval vessels disappearing in the area of SCP-XXXX. Multiple remote air drones were deployed into the atmosphere of SCP-XXXX for █ months to determine the source of its anomalous properties. In every instance, the drones commissioned to scout the area of SCP-XXXX returned to Naval Facility-32 with either corrupt visual/atmospheric data or were lost entirely.

Addendum XXXX-A: EXPLORATION LOG-XXXX-C1

Addendum XXXX-B: Interview