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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: As of now, SCP-XXXX cannot be produced by the civilian population due to Melanoplus spretus, a vital ingredient in SCP-XXXX, being extinct outside of Foundation captivity. As such, no active containment is currently necessary.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a combination of substances that, when ingested in correct proportions, causes an anomalous hallucinogenic experience. Unlike non-anomalous psychedelic compounds, which have varying effects between individuals, usage of SCP-XXXX always results in a specific hallucination.

Upon ingestion of SCP-XXXX, subjects will experience pupil dilation, decreased heart rate, and full-body paralysis for 8 to 12 hours. Subjects report being transported to a specific location, designated SCP-XXXX-1, while under the effects of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 is a desert environment, containing flora and fauna native to the southwestern United States. Subjects report everything within SCP-XXXX-1, including the sky, the terrain, and the subject themselves, being a saturated yellow hue with shifting dark blue outlines. Subjects report being able to freely traverse SCP-XXXX-1, which appears to be limitless in expanse. Upon the conclusion of SCP-XXXX’s effects, most subjects feel a sense of calm contentment, and describe the use of SCP-XXXX as a largely positive experience.

Most individuals who use SCP-XXXX experience no long-term physical or psychological effects, with Subject D-4575 being the only known exception (See Addendum XXXX.2 for more information).

Addendum XXXX.1: Ingredients in SCP-XXXX

The following is a list of materials required for the creation of SCP-XXXX. Proportions of each material have been expunged in order to prevent unauthorized production.

  • ███μg mescaline (psychedelic compound found in Lophophora williamsii1)
  • ███μg psilocybin (psychedelic compound found in Psilocybe mushrooms)
  • ██mg Ipomoea tricolor2 seeds
  • █g Pachyrhizus erosus3 tubors
  • █g Phalaris caroliniana4 inflorescence
  • ██mg Capsicum annuum5 fruit
  • ██mg Antilocapra americana6 bone (must be from skull or upper vertebrae)
  • █g Melanoplus spretus7 carapace.
  • █mL bodily fluid from a male of at least 85% Native American descent (type of bodily fluid does not affect results)
  • █g [REDACTED] (used within 48 hours of expiration)

These ingredients can be blended, cooked, or diluted for ease of consumption without altering the anomalous effects.

Addendum XXXX.2: Interview Log 09/12/2018

Interviewer: Dr. Schwartz (head researcher of Site-23)

Subject: D-4575

Forward: D-4575 had been ordered to ingest SCP-XXXX and attempt to travel as far as possible in a single direction within SCP-XXXX-1. Unlike previous subjects, D-4575 displayed permanent psychological alterations after ingesting SCP-XXXX. These alterations include severely decreased intelligence and emotional reactivity, along with increased passivity.The purpose of this interview is to assess the cause of these alterations.

Dr. Schwartz: Could you describe to me what you experienced after ingesting SCP-XXXX?

D-4575: I woke up in a desert. There were cactuses around me, and they were sort of wiggling. Everything was this bright yellow color. The sun looked huge, but it didn’t feel hot. It didn’t really feel like anything.

Dr. Schwartz: I see, and what did you do once you arrived at this desert?

D-4575: I started walking, just like I was told. I think i walked for four or five hours straight, but I didn’t get tired. Eventually I stopped at this… I don’t remember what it’s called. It was like those big wooden poles with carvings in them that the Indians make.

Dr. Schwartz: A totem pole?

D-4575: Yeah, a totem pole. It was really big, I’d say about 500 feet tall, and there were lots of animals carved in it. There was a bear, a fox, a deer, this one that kind of looked like a snake, and at the top was an eagle. There were others, but those are the only ones I remember.

Dr. Schwartz: What did you do once you reached this totem pole?

D-4575: I touched it.

Dr. Schwartz: Did anything happen?

D-4575: I don’t remember.

Dr. Schwartz: What did you do after that?

D-4575: I don’t remember.

Dr. Schwartz: Do you remember anything else from the experience? Anything at all?

D-4575: No.

Dr. Schwartz: Alright, I think we’re done here for now. Please let me know if anything comes back to you.

D-4575: Okay.


UPDATE: The totem pole described in this interview, hereafter designated SCP-XXXX-2, has since been located during other SCP-XXXX experiments, suggesting that it is a constant aspect of the SCP-XXXX induced hallucination.
No subjects observing SCP-XXXX-2 other than D-4575 have suffered permanent mental alterations. The reason for this is unknown.

Based on multiple reports from test subjects, the order of carvings on SCP-XXXX-2 from top to bottom is as follows:

  • A Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • A Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
  • An Elk (Cervus canadensis)
  • An unidentified ophidian organism
  • A Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • A Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos)
  • A human male wearing standard issue D-Class attire

Addendum XXXX.3: Incident Report 10/12/2018

Due to continuing mental degradation, D-4575 was deemed unfit for further experimentation, and was scheduled for termination on 10/12/2018. However, termination was unsuccessful, having been impeded through anomalous means. At the time of this attempted termination, A fully mature Carnegiea gigantea8 rapidly grew within the Site-23 Director’s office. Engraved in the Carnegiea gigantea specimen was the phrase “Sorry Doc, we’ve been pushed around long enough”. Since this event, all attempts to terminate D-Class personnel stationed at Site-23 through any means have resulted in similar failure.

The following is an archive of attempted D-Class termination methods, as well as the anomalous effects resulting thereof. Termination attempts are ongoing, and as such this archive is subject to change.

Subject Termination Method Result
D-4575 Lethal potassium chloride injection Potassium chloride solution instantly transmuted into blood upon contact with D-4575. Blood was found to be genetically identical to that of D-4575.
D-2511 Lethal potassium chloride injection. Potassium chloride solution instantly transmuted into blood upon contact with D-2511. Blood Matched D-2511’s blood type, but was otherwise identical to that of D-4575.
D-1757 Exposure to hydrogen cyanide gas All hydrogen cyanide gas within a 2 meter radius of D-1757 transmuted into non-anomalous air. Subject noted a distinct floral smell.
D-9201 Gunfire Each bullet fired toward D-9201 transmuted into a living Melanoplus spretus specimen upon emerging from the barrel.
D-5920 Fall from roof of Site-23 A swarm of Melanoplus spretus manifested midair around D-5920, clinging to the subject’s clothes and severely decreasing the velocity of the impact.
D-7858 Exposure to SCP-████ Door to SCP-████’s containment cell would not open. Examination of the door revealed the presence of one fully mature Ipomoea tricolor, whose root system had clogged the locking mechanism. It was determined that the locking mechanism would have to be removed in order to successfully disentangle the Ipomoea tricolor specimen, temporarily leaving SCP-████’s containment cell unlocked. Due to the violent nature of SCP-████, anesthetization had to be utilized during this process. Due to the potential containment breach that could have resulted from this event, all attempts to terminate D-Class personnel using SCP objects have been discontinued.

All personnel stationed at Site-23 of Level 3 clearance or higher are encouraged to propose further possible methods of termination.