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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Containment Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard anomalous object locker within Site-34's Safe-class containment wing, and removed monthly for inspection. During this inspection period, one member of D-class personnel is to make use of the object and be placed into an isolation chamber until such a time as SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects have subsided.

Location and capture of PoI-XXXX165-1 and PoI-XXXX165-2 is considered a tier two priority.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an initially fifteen meter roll of black magnetic tape, with a width of seven millimeters. Currently, Prior to containment, SCP-XXXX was kept in a Site-34 office supplies cupboard with similar non-anomalous counterparts, and used for quickly redacting information on printed documentation.

When used for redacting physical documents, SCP-XXXX will trigger a five stage anomalous process within the document, and later the first person to observe the effect.

  • Stage One: SCP-XXXX tape will slowly begin to manifest in other places on the document, usually including dates and names that were not already redacted.
  • Stage Two: Tape will manifest excessively on the document, often including entire sentences and any new handwritten notes written after stage one begins.
  • Stage Three: The first person to observe the document after this point will begin to see SCP-XXXX on other texts, including physical and digital media. Unlike previous stages, these manifestations are hallucinations, and cannot be removed for study.
  • Stage Four: Hallucinations of SCP-XXXX become humanoid, including the original document. Affected subjects report feelings of being watched at all times.
  • Stage Five: Physical manifestations of humanoids (designated SCP-XXXX-1) appear around the affected subject, and will assault the subject with the apparent intent to kill.

Upon reaching stage five of the process, SCP-XXXX-1 will terminate the affected subject, and return their body to the initial document. Over the course of several minutes the body will decompose into SCP-XXXX tape, at which point all tape will demanifest, and SCP-XXXX itself will grow in length equal to the amount generated by subject decomposition.

Addendum XXXX/A: Theories on anomaly nature.

Due to the later stages of the anomalous process increasing the mass of the object itself, it has been theorised that SCP-XXXX is an anomalous hunting organism. If this is true it would imply that it had developed in response to the activities of local Foundation personnel over a remarkably short time span, given that Site-34 itself was established in 1998. Given that that is unlikely, a secondary theory has been proposed wherein SCP-XXXX is a pre-existing anomalous entity which is capable of changing its form to better suit its hunting behaviour. This secondary theory is the reason behind the containment procedures alleviating the potential for another form change.

Addendum XXXX/B: Incident XXXX-16-5

On 15/03/2016, Site Director Walker was accidentally exposed to an SCP-XXXX affected document during an inspection of the containment project. All measures were taken to attempt to prevent the anomalous progression reaching the fifth stage, however no methods of effective neutralisation were discovered in the required time. Director Walker was placed in isolation and instructed to await termination, however approximately one hour after solitary confinement began Director Walker emerged from the isolation chamber alive and cleared of all effects of SCP-XXXX.

Heavily corrupted footage has been recovered from the isolation chamber security camera, which reveals the presence of at least two unknown persons (designated PoI-XXXX165-1 and PoI-XXXX165-2) within the chamber at this time in addition to Director Walker. Director Walker himself claims little memory of the incident separate from the information that a "handheld ultrasonic probe" was used to aid in the termination of SCP-XXXX-1 instances.

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