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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: safe

Special Containment Procedures: All Instances of SCP-XXXX are to be kept in a standard bio-containment cell within Site-██. Any observed changes in the SCP-XXXX’s behavior are to be reported to a supervisor of Level-4 clearance or higher.

Description: SCP-XXXX currently designates 246 instances of a previously unknown species of bacteriophage of the family Myoviridae. SCP-XXXX are approximately 0.45 m in height, several million times larger than most species of bacteriophage, but are otherwise anatomically similar. SCP-XXXX possess all the physiological structures necessary for transfer of their genetic material. However, SCP-XXXX are incapable of infecting any known organism, as they are too large to successfully penetrate eukaryotic cells. It is currently unknown what effects would manifest if infection by SCP-XXXX was possible (See Addenda XXXX.2 and XXXX.3).

SCP-XXXX are capable of terrestrial locomotion through the use of their tail fibers, and can move across walls and ceilings in a similar manner. Despite lacking sensory organs, SCP-XXXX are capable of avoiding collisions with the walls of their containment cell and with each other, suggesting the ability to sense their surroundings to some capacity. To date, no instances of SCP-XXXX have required sustenance of any kind.

Instances of SCP-XXXX are generally docile. When left alone, SCP-XXXX instances will either stand entirely still or move throughout the area of their containment cell in a seemingly random fashion. When in the presence of humans, SCP-XXXX appear to display behavior indicative of curiosity, following and generally maintaining a close proximity to the detected subject. Instances of SCP-XXXX have yet to display any signs of aggression toward a subject and will rapidly retreat if a subject performs rapid body movements or loud vocalizations.

Addendum XXXX.1: Discovery and Apprehension

All instances of SCP-XXXX were discovered in the town of ███████, Michigan, following a spike in electromagnetic radiation emanating from the area. Radiation had dissipated to normal levels by the time Foundation Personnel arrived, and the source of the radiation spike was never discovered. However, several instances of SCP-XXXX were found nearby, prompting a sweep of the surrounding area. A total of 250 instances of SCP-XXXX were captured and delivered Bio Research Area-12. Since initial containment, four instances of SCP-XXXX have been terminated for the purpose of dissection and genetic sequencing.

Addendum XXXX.2: Genetic Experimentation

Through the artificial transfer of genetic material found in SCP-XXXX into samples of Enterobacteria phage T2, a strain of bacteriophage genetically identical to SCP-XXXX but small enough to infect human cells has been created. These instances have been designated SCP-XXXX-2. Experimentation on Class-D personnel has been approved.

UPDATE: All exposed subjects experienced no adverse effects resulting from infection. Blood analysis revealed the creation of antibodies sufficient in eliminating SCP-XXXX-2 within 2 days of exposure. SCP-XXXX-2 classified as a minimal threat.

Addendum XXXX.3: Incident Report █/█/20██

On █/█/20██, at approximately 7:15 PM, SCP-2241 experienced several minutes of uncontrolled bodily spasms before losing consciousness. Foundation personnel were alerted to the issue through a live security feed, and a medical unit was administered to SCP-2241’s containment cell. Upon examination, it was discovered that SCP-2241 had undergone cardiac arrest. After several minutes of defibrillation and artificial oxygenation, SCP-2241’s condition was successfully stabilized, although several weeks passed before a complete recovery was accomplished.

Upon post-incident examination, Kant Counter readings indicated no difference between SCP-2241’s internal and external Hume levels, as both had adjusted to equal exactly 1 Hume. As a result, SCP-2241 was no longer able to perform ontokinetic processes. During this time, analysis of SCP-2241’s blood revealed the presence of living instances of SCP-XXXX-2. Following this discovery, the entirety of Site-██ was put on lockdown.

It is currently unknown how SCP-XXXX-2 managed to reach and infect SCP-2241, nor is it known how many personnel were infected in the process. It is theorized that the instances administered to D-Class personnel during testing had not been eliminated as previously believed, but had instead entered a state of dormancy until exposed to further opportunities for infection. Furthermore, it is currently not known how SCP-XXXX-2 is capable of equalizing the Hume levels of infected individuals. Due to the rarity of ontokinetic beings, further experimentation has not been permitted at this time. However, Genetic sequencing of SCP-XXXX has commenced, in hopes of revealing more information about this process.

UPDATE: As of █/██/20██, through the regular application of immunotherapeutic treatments, as well as the termination of all D-class personnel carriers, The presence of SCP-XXXX-2 has been successfully eliminated from all Foundation personnel, as well as SCP-2241. As such, Site-██ has been removed from lockdown status. Furthermore, SCP-2241 has regained its ontokinetic abilities, although currently in a more limited capacity. Increased monitoring of SCP-2241, as well as regular medical examinations, are to be continued until further notice.

Addendum XXXX.3: Genetic Sequencing Report

As of █/██/20██, the Genome of SCP-XXXX has been successfully mapped in its entirety. Approximately ██% of SCP-XXXX’s genetic structure is similar to that of non-anomalous bacteriophages, and is believed to encode for various proteins involved in reproduction. Another ██% of SCP-XXXX’s genetic structure does not resemble any known viral sequence, but strongly resembles the genetic structure of [REDACTED] within human [REDACTED] cells. It is theorized that this portion may relate to SCP-XXXX’s Hume-altering properties. The remaining █% of SCP-XXXX’s genetic sequence comprise various pieces of noncoding DNA. These genes are interspersed among segments of functioning DNA in an organized pattern, suggesting artificial involvement in the formation of SCP-XXXX’s genetic structure.

UPDATE: Due to an unprompted personal initiative on the part of Dr. ███████, a simple binary language similar to Morse code has been discovered in the arrangement of noncoding segments of SCP-XXXX’s DNA. The translation of this sequence is as follows:


GREETINGS. IF YOU ARE READING THIS, THEN YOU ARE UNDER THE IMPENDING THREAT OF ONE OR MORE EXTRATERRESTRIAL, EXTRADIMENSIONAL, OR OTHERWISE OTHERWORLDLY ENTITIES OF LEVEL 10 ONTOKINETIC CAPACITY OR HIGHER. FORTUNATELY, YOUR PLANET/REALITY HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR SALVATION BY THE FOUNDATION OF SUPERNATURAL, CELESTIAL, AND PARANORMAL EXTERMINATION. WHEN THE DAY OF RECKONING ARRIVES, THESE ORGANISMS WILL INFECT AND ELIMINATE ALL IMPENDING COSMIC THREATS, PROVIDED THEY ARE GIVEN SUFFICIENT FREEDOM TO DO SO. FOR THIS REASON, PLEASE DO NOT KEEP THESE ORGANISMS PHYSICALLY CONTAINED IN ANY CAPACITY, AS IT WILL HINDER THE EFFICIENCY WITH WHICH THEY COMPLETE THEIR TASK. WE WISH YOU LUCK IN THE CONTINUATION OF YOUR SPECIES.
- THE COUNCIL OF DIMENSIONAL OVERSIGHT


Due to the information provided within this sequence, alterations to SCP-XXXX’s containment procedures are currently pending approval.