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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard containment cell when testing. The room is to be fitted with standard surveillance equipment observing SCP-XXXX. 1-2 security personnel are to be posted outside the door to the storage cell. These personnel are to wear Indirect Viewing Glasses1 (IVGs). SCP-XXXX's testing cell is to be fitted with surveillance equipment for viewing tests, and a motion sensor to alert security personnel of any breaches. In the event of personnel or subjects becoming affected by SCP-XXXX, security personnel is authorized to physically move or the subject, or inject the subject with tranquilizer, in order to break observation.

When SCP-XXXX is not being tested, it may be stored in a standard secure object locker. Said locker is not to be opened without IVGs, and by no less than 2 personnel.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a 30x30x30cm black cube. Its measured weight is 3 kilograms. It is comprised of lignite Jet2. The internal functions of the object is unknown. Electromagnetic waves were detected emanating from SCP-XXXX. The mechanism that emits these waves is yet to be understood, as that would require the reverse engineering SCP-XXXX, which has been cleared for Thaumiel testing.

The primary anomalous effect of SCP-XXXX being that when directly observed, living organisms will stand idle, staring at SCP-XXXX. They will remain idle until anything impedes their observation. Subjects do not respond to stimuli in this state. The subject will remain in this state indefinitely until they lose consciousness, be that from fatigue, dehydration, starvation, or physical intervention.

A suspected side effect of SCP-XXXX is that upon having line-of-sight broken with SCP-XXXX, the subject will become violent for 30 - 60 seconds. The subject then loses consciousness for a similar span of time. However, If the subject loses consciousness before breaking line-of-sight, no violent behaviour occurs.

Upon regaining consciousness, regardless of the method of losing consciousness, subjects report not remembering anything after initially seeing SCP-XXXX. No negative mental or physical effects have been reported after recovery.

As for prevention, any methods of indirect observation has proven able to prevent the effects of SCP-XXXX. This includes viewing through video camera and mirrors. Observing SCP-XXXX while under the influence of various narcotics reduces the effect, allowing the subject to communicate to some degree, and in rare occasions, break free without intervention.

Addendum XXXX.1: Discovery

SCP-XXXX first appeared in a crowded town square, located in ██████, █████, on ██/██/1999. SCP-XXXX was contained by MTF Eta-10 ("See No Evil"). Logs of the events are as follows:

13:02 UTC: Reports received of strange crowd in ██████, █████. An individual later deduced to be heavily under the influence of narcotics informed local authorities that people were staring at a mysterious black box, and none of them could look away.
13:05 UTC: MTF Eta-10 is dispatched, as the reports suggest a cognitohazard.
13:37 UTC: MTF Eta-10 reports arriving on scene. Eta-10 decides to take standard visual cognitohazard precautions, and avoid direct observation. A remote vehicle is sent into the crowd.
14:01 UTC: An opaque sheet is successfully placed over the object, which was revealed by onboard cameras to be a black cube. The crowd suddenly bursts into violence.
14:02 UTC: The crowd falls unconscious one by one. Eta-10 secures the object, placing it in a standard secure transport vault.
14:03 UTC: The crowd begins to regain consciousness. All witnesses are taken in for questioning. All reported seeing the object, then waking up in the crowd, with no memories in between.
15:12 UTC: Interviewing is concluded, all witnesses are treated with a Class A Amnestic.
15:43 UTC: The object is brought to site-██. It is stored in a standard object containment cell. Preparations for testing begin.

Addendum XXXX.2: Testing

Test XXXX.01: D-Class Personnel is equipped with IVGs and sent to observe SCP-XXXX. D-Class personnel is unaffected. Test is labeled a success. Security personnel are now given IVGs whenever on guard detail of SCP-XXXX.

Test XXXX.02: D-Class Personnel is sent to observe SCP-XXXX without IVGs. Subject stops communicating, stops moving, and stares the SCP-XXXX. Subject personnel remains in affected state for 3 hours. After this time, security personnel intervene, covering SCP-XXXX with an opaque fabric sheet. Subject enters rage state for 36 seconds, attempting to harm the security personnel. Subject then collapses, unconscious. 42 seconds pass, subject regains consciousness. Post testing interview reveals that subject has no memory beyond seeing SCP-XXXX. Subject is monitored for any remaining negative effects. None are discovered. Test is repeated 12 times, revealing the same results, with varying lengths of effect after losing line-of-sight. Time ranges from 30 seconds to 60 seconds.

Test XXXX.03: D-Class personnel observes SCP-XXXX. Brain activity scans reveal the brain has entered a sleep like state. 1 hour passes, and security personnel is then sent in. Security personnel then gives tranquilizer injection to the subject. Subject is then removed from the storage room. Upon waking up, the subject does not enter state of rage. No memory beyond first seeing SCP-XXXX is reported. Test is repeated 12 times, no changes recorded. Subject is monitored for any negative mental effects. None are reported.

Update: After test XXXX.03, SCP-XXXX is classified as Safe.

Test XXXX.04: D-Class personnel is administered a narcotic3. Subject then observes SCP-XXXX. Brain function is reduced, but less than previous tests. Subject is able to communicate to small degree while observing SCP-XXXX. Subject reported in a slurred voice that they were euphoric yet fatigued. SCP-XXXX is then covered, and subject enters state of aggression, but not rage. Subject yells at security personnel, and threatens violence, but takes no action. 32 seconds later, the subject losses consciousness. The subject awakens 41 seconds later, reporting hazy memories of SCP-XXXX, feeling calmed when observing SCP-XXXX.

Test XXXX.05: D-Class personnel suffering from total vision loss observes SCP-XXXX. Subject is entirely unaffected. Confirmed beyond reasonable doubt that SCP-XXXX's effects work through sight.

Addendum XXXX.3: Origins

Researchers of SCP-XXXX theorize that the object was created with highly advanced technology, and is some form of memetic weapon to suppress the target. The aggression post-exposure appears to simply be a side-effect. As to how it ended up in ██████, █████, no theories are available.

Addendum XXXX.4: Dr. Sorts' Recommendation

SCP-XXXX has potential to be a powerful tool to the Foundation, able to calm nearly all sentient and sapient life. If handled correctly, this tool can be used to aid in the capture of more aggressive anomalies. I suggest researching SCP-XXXX further, and potential field testing as a tool of the Foundation. -Dr. Johannes Sorts

-Approved, Dr. Tilda D. Moose