Popsioak 1
Item#: XXXX
Level3
Containment Class:
euclid
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
notice

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SCP-XXXX's head, with the chain of SCP-XXXX-1 instances as of 2054/02/05.

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation webcrawlers are to monitor all databases for any imagery, intercepted communication, or information that risks exposing SCP-XXXX to the public. Potential Broken Masquerade events should be contained rapidly via the administration of Class-A amnestics to all affected individuals. A containment structure limiting the possible movement of the chain of SCP-XXXX-1 is to be constructed around SCP-XXXX, under guise of the construction of an experimental space elevator. A 25 kilometer radius is to be established around SCP-XXXX's grave.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the severed head and foot of Markus Wernham Condon, an astronaut of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration until his death by vehicular accident in 2045. SCP-XXXX, while living, never left Earth, only participating in training for the Artemis Program.1 Currently, only SCP-XXXX’s left foot is permanently fixated to the base of an unmarked, open grave in the Alaskan tundra, 35 kilometers from the nearest residence. Meanwhile, SCP-XXXX’s head is accelerating away from the planet, and reached an altitude of 302 kilometers above sea level on 2053/11/10.

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SCP-XXXX is only mobile while the angle θ created by the distance r between SCP-XXXX's left foot component and the partial arc length L of the Moon is less than or equal to 7 degrees.

SCP-XXXX’s components are physically connected to each other at all times via a chain of approximately 32 right hands interlocked with one another at the fingers and wrists. These hands are hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX-1 instances, and a new instance is generated from the ankle on Earth’s surface. The addition of these instances lengthens the chain, allows the head to move towards Earth’s Moon. Since 2046/09/24, a single instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is produced every minute, except on United States federal holidays. Each instance of SCP-XXXX-1, when produced, forces up the rest of the chain to hold onto the wrist of the previous instance or fingers. SCP-XXXX-1 instances become incorporeal when approached by external forces that could cause damage, such as satellites, bullets and attempts to physically separate the grip individual SCP-XXXX-1 instances have on one another.

As SCP-XXXX extends upwards through the atmosphere, and is visible from space, it is a constant threat to the integrity of the Veil. Notable events featuring SCP-XXXX are attached below.

Date Incident
2052/10/05 The chain of SCP-XXXX-1 came into view of the ISS during a standard "Earthrise" photo. Leaked images were unable to be recovered, and Class-A amnestics were administered to relevant individuals. These leaked images were covered up as an unnaturally long line of clouds. Similar incidents were repeated throughout SCP-XXXX's active periods.
2053/11/20 SCP-XXXX failed to turn incorporeal during the approach of an oncoming telecommunications satellite. The satellite was destroyed, and no change in the structural integrity of the chain of SCP-XXXX-1 instances was noted. Cameras on the ISS were pointed towards SCP-XXXX immediately after the crash, swiftly discovering it. Class-A amnestics were administered to proper parties before imagery of SCP-XXXX could be distributed. Cover stories were distributed in which the satellite's destruction was claimed to be due to space "junk" orbiting the Earth striking a key solar panel of the craft. Approximately a week later, debris of the satellite was discovered in rural Montana. Five instances of SCP-XXXX-1 were located, and were found to be organized in a straight line pointing towards SCP-XXXX's childhood home. All instances were unresponsive.
2053/12/25 The chain of SCP-XXXX-1 instances cycled through producing light in five different colors: a bright red, gold, green, blue, and silver. The origin of these bioluminescent properties is unknown.
2054/01/01 A soccer ball was expelled from the head component's mouth at 11:37 p.m. The ball made landfall at 12:01 a.m.
2054/02/14 to 2054/02/23 SCP-XXXX did not produce an SCP-XXXX-1 instance for two consecutive moonrises. 13 SCP-XXXX-1 instances disengaged from the chain and returned to Earth. All 13 instances fell onto NASA's Cape Canaveral base. Following this expulsion, SCP-XXXX-1 instances within Earth's atmosphere proceeded to audibly hum "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Addendum 1: On 2054/03/05, the head component of SCP-XXXX made physical contact with the moon. Upon doing so, the chain of SCP-XXXX-1 instances dematerialized. Images taken of the point of contact on the moon after this event displayed only a right foot in the process of producing a new chain of SCP-XXXX-1 instances. A corresponding head component is unaccounted for. A single Post-It™ brand sticky note was produced from the ankle component still remaining on Earth. The note is attached below.

note
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