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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held in a modified humanoid containment cell at Site 17. The modifications shall include a Faraday cage, 20 centimeters of lead plating, and a Scranton Reality Anchor with triple-redundant power systems. Under no circumstances are any personnel, other than D-class, allowed to interact with SCP-XXXX. Any D-class who are to interact with SCP-XXXX must be thoroughly background checked before entry into SCP-XXXX’s chamber. No persons born on or after the date of January 1st, 1985 are to be allowed into SCP-XXXX’s chamber. Only under highly controlled testing circumstances, with the prior approval of O5, are persons born after January 1st, 1985 to be allowed into SCP-XXXX’s chamber. All personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX are to wear goggles at all times that fully obscure the eyes, which play digital video of what would normally be seen to the viewer.

In the case of a containment breach, Mobile Task Force MTF-Theta-55 (“90’s Kids”) is to be deployed to the site of the breach. MTF-Theta-55 is authorized to use lethal force to subdue any instances of SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-2. Should an instance of SCP-XXXX-3 manifest, MTF-Theta-55 is to capture the instance unharmed, and return it to Site 17 for [REDACTED].

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous cognitohazard effect, attached to an unmarked, black case made of polypropylene plastic with dimensions of approximately 190mm * 135mm * 14mm (commonly used to hold “Digital Video Discs” or “DVDs”). When viewed through any form of digital communication equipment, such as a digital camera, the SCP appears to be a normal variant of these common DVD cases, with no labeling to distinguish what film the case is supposed to contain. Micro sampling of the case material has not revealed any anomalous properties of the plastic itself; the anomalous effects of SCP-XXXX only manifest in the presence of a person born on or after the date of January 1st, 1985.

When a person born on or after the date of January 1st, 1985 approaches within line-of-sight of SCP-XXXX, that person will be “marked” by SCP-XXXX, and will thereafter referred to as an instance of SCP-XXXX-1. The anomalous effects of SCP-XXXX manifest as soon as SCP-XXXX-1 sees it and recognizes it for what it is; testing with visually impaired subjects, such as myopic persons, who cannot identify what SCP-XXXX is supposed to be at a distance, will not trigger the anomalous effects.

When an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 sees and recognizes SCP-XXXX, they will instantly perceive SCP-XXXX as a copy of the family comedy film Space Jam 2, released on November 15, 2001. All Foundation research to the present indicates that no such film currently exists. No adequate explanation of why SCP-XXXX seems to target subjects born after 1985. It has been theorized that this is the “prime age” at which young children and teenagers would have seen the film’s supposed theatrical release date in 2001.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will be compelled to approach and inspect SCP-XXXX; testing has shown that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will often handle SCP-XXXX with great care, as if it was very delicate. All instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will then begin to reminisce, often aloud, of false memories associated with watching the film. Such memories are often intensely positive, and include, but are not limited to: memories of watching the film with now-deceased family members, watching the film in theaters on a first date, purchasing merchandise related to the film, and ███████.

After viewing SCP-XXXX, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will attempt to show it to others, creating further instances of SCP-XXXX-1. All instances will possess the same positive false memories. After approximately 5 members of SCP-XXXX-1 are marked, they will then attempt to watch the film by any means necessary. If a way to play the film is not present, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will seek one out, becoming increasingly paranoid if one is not found. Paranoia will increase greatly if a non-affected person expresses disbelief in SCP-XXXX’s existance. Testing has shown that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will persist in their seeking a way to play the film, going to incredible lengths in some cases (see testing logs a1-a4). If a way to play the film is not found within approximately 4 hours of affectation, SCP-XXXX-1 instances will [REDACTED], resulting in total epidermal eversion.

If a way to play the film is located, all nearby instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will stop activity and watch the film. Note that there is no DVD within SCP-XXXX; it is merely an empty plastic case. Regardless of this information, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will “watch” the film regardless, sitting in front of blank screens. After the film’s total runtime passes (reported by testing subjects to be 129 minutes), an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 will manifest. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 resemble characters from the original *Space Jam* film, and after manifesting, will pull all present instances of SCP-XXXX-1 through the screen on which the film was watched. Observational research points to this phenomena being a small, stable, and traversable Rosenchild wormhole, leading to coordinates located at [DATA EXPUNGED], Andromeda Galaxy. SCP-XXXX-2 instances are capable of communication in whatever language the instances of SCP-XXXX-1 speaks, and will encourage the instance to come with them through the wormhole. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 are tangible and physical, and harm can come to them (See Recovery Log).

Recovery Log: SCP-XXXX was found in a thrift shop in ███████, CA. Multiple instances of SCP-XXXX-1, counted at ███ members, were spotted gathering in said thrift shop, sitting around a blank projector screen. ███████ █████, a passerby who had been born in 1965, called 911 to report a possible carbon monoxide leak after witnessing this. After the ███████ Police Dispatch reported that the officer sent to the scene had not returned, planted agents within the force alerted the Foundation. In standard cognitohazard gear, which included Scranton video goggles, MTF-Gamma-39 arrived on-scene, at approximately the time of the film’s end and the manifestation of SCP-XXXX-2. The instance of SCP-XXXX-2, which had taken the form of basketball player Michael Jordan, immediately became hostile towards the agents of Gamma-39, who successfully subdued the instance using their service pistols. After the instance of SCP-XXXX-2 was subdued, all ███ instances of SCP-XXXX-1 became hostile, embarking on a rampage that resulted in [DATA EXPUNGED] casualties before containment was achieved. All members of MTF-Gamma-39 were posthumously awarded the Foundation Star.

In several subsequent tests of SCP-XXXX, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 would remark on the “the tragic early death of Michael Jordan.” Foundation researchers have contacted the actual Michael Jordan, who is alive and well, and has no memory of an involvement with a Space Jam 2.

Addendum: After several years in secured by the Foundation, it appears that SCP-XXXX, or the entities within, have developed an animosity towards Foundation personnel. The most recent manifestation of SCP-XXXX-2, which took the form of the character Lola Bunny, encouraged present instances of SCP-XXXX-1 to, quote, “Come on and slam THEM,” resulting in a containment breach with ██ casualties. Further testing is to be approved by O5 before taking place.