Zachary Maxwell
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Item #: SCP-3149

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All elements of SCP-3149 are currently uncontainable. Permanent containment procedures are currently in development; see Update 12/07/2017. As a result, the current containment procedures are as-is and are subject to change when a permanent containment protocol is adopted. An example of previous attempts to remove SCP-3149-2 can be seen in Incident-3149.

Mobile phones found at the scenes of suicides within the city of Brighton and Hove are to be identified, examined, and taken into containment for investigation, with the cover story of a police investigation. These affected phones are stored in a Euclid Class locker and are to be used for testing purposes only. Access to SCP-3149-1 is restricted to D-Class personnel under monitored testing conditions. See Test Log-3149 for further information.

Description: SCP-3149-1 is an app for Android and iOS that is intended to be used by those with suicidal ideation or people concerned about others who may be suicidal. At the present time, the app has been downloaded over ten thousand times. Users of SCP-3149-1 have shown to be difficult, though not impossible, to identify due to sheer numbers. [SCP-3149-1 has been found to have been downloaded by approximately 65% of suicide victims between the age of 16 and 25 living within the city of Brighton, and an unknown number of attempted suicides. These suicides caused concern that the app was ineffective and even dangerous.]

SCP-3149-2 is graffiti developed by the ██████████ initiative.1. SCP-3149-2 is located on Bond Street, Brighton, England. It depicts an androgynous figure (designated SCP-3149-3) with a notable smile on their face, who has shaven hair on one side, and long hair on the other. It is seen holding a no brand mobile phone with a QR code which leads to the app designated SCP-3149-1.

Efforts to remove SCP-3149-2 have met with failure. Whilst SCP-3149-2 does not resist being painted over, attempts to do meet with disruption from bystanders [see Incident-3149] who destroy property that is designed to remove or cover SCP-3149-2.

SCP-3149-2 has a secondary effect of viewers of the graffiti noting that it has a "Mona Lisa" smile. This has been mentioned during interviews with users of the app and those noted after Foundation involvement such as Incident-3149. During the interviews, the phrase '"Did you see the woman smile?"'2 often comes up, regardless of the Agent personally viewing the graffiti or not. The reply to this does not matter, as after this the subject holds a normal conversation.

Incident-3149: After previous efforts, another attempt to paint over the work was interrupted by angry local youth, who appeared en masse from the nearby North Laine. Paint brushes were stolen or taken by force, while the paint was discarded in nearby drain gates. Once it was clear the Agents could not paint over the work due to a lack of tools, the crowd withdrew from the area and casual conversation was overheard with no indications of anger or unusual activity. However, during the incident, the phrase "Did you see the woman smile?" was repeated several times, amongst general cries about defacing 'beautiful' graffiti.

Update 12/07/2017- SCP-3149-2 is undergoing endeavours to be covered under a Foundation front (Simpsons & Petersons Construction) providing construction and scaffolding work in order to hide the work under planks of wood. This work has taken place at night, in order to reduce the chance of an problem, such as Incident-3149, reoccurring. So far, this has been successful, with Incident-3149 seeming to be an abnormal situation.

A few days after SCP-3149-2 was successfully covered, there were reports of mobile phones in containment spontaneously vibrating twice before turning on, with SCP-3149-1 automatically loading. Automatically, urgent testing was undertaken with D-Class personnel (who had not used SCP-3149-1 previously) as it was unknown what this change of behaviour could mean.

Due to the most recent result from the testing, the Ethics Committee must be contacted prior to any testing, with a profile of the subject provided, as well as a detailed plan for monitoring post-testing.