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Item Number: SCP-4613

Special Containment: MTF Omega-17 ("Tears in Rain") are to utilize social media scraping software to determine the locations of SCP-4613 outbreak. Once an event is detected, cellphone and internet service to the area experiencing SCP-4613 is to be suspended. After approximately 4 hours, this suspension may be lifted at the discretion of the SCP-4613 project head.

The SCP-4613 project head must directly approve the entry of any individuals attempting to enter a location undergoing a SCP-4613 event. Under no circumstances are Foundation personnel allowed to directly interact with any SCP-4613 sufferers.

Update: Tests involving SCP-4613 are to be suspended under all circumstances pending an update to these containment procedures1.

Description: SCP-4613 is a shared social delusion predicated on the belief that Edward James Olmos2(hereafter referred to as SCP-4613-1.) will imminently arrive at the location currently occupied by a sufferer. SCP-4613 sufferers are capable of sharing this delusion among other individuals at the same location through the usage of the words "Edward James Olmos is on his way".

SCP-4613 lasts for approximately 3 hours, after which the originator of the delusion will begin to convince other affected individuals that the event was a hoax. Secondary sufferers will, if separated from the originator of the effect, lose memory of SCP-4613 after this time.

SCP-4613 events generally originate from a single individual that fulfills a number of criteria. First, the originator must know the name SCP-4613-1. The originator must also be familiar with at least one work that SCP-4613-1 directed or appeared in as an actor. Finally, the originator must be capable of vocal communication, as this is the method by which SCP-4613 is spread.

While the SCP-4613 originator will often attempt to inform others of works featuring SCP-4613-1, the vast majority of secondary sufferers will become excited at the prospect of meeting SCP-4613-1, even if they previously know little or nothing about the individual. This will not preclude an individual leaving SCP-4613 affected locations, however.

SCP-4613's self-resolving nature makes it difficult to determine how long SCP-4613 has existed. SCP-4613 was first detected by automated social media scraping software utilized in other projects. Social media posts promoting SCP-4613 will persist after SCP-4613's first three hours, and may be utilized to attract other individuals to an SCP-4613 event.

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