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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: [Paragraphs explaining the procedures]

Description: SCP-XXXX is the collective designation for 27 human corpses located in various parts of the world. There is no known pattern for their distribution. 3 are located in South America, 2 in North America, 4 in Europe, 4 in Africa, 6 in Asia, and 1 in Antarctica. Each corpse is naked, with iron chains tied around its ankles. These chains are attached to nearby objects, such as ceilings, girders, branches, and cave walls, such that the corpse is suspended at least 2.5 meters above the ground. The corpses have not been identified.

All the corpses have been mutilated in various ways. Although they have no pulse, their wounds are constantly bleeding. No method so far has been able to stop the flow of blood more than temporarily (for example, bandages end up soaked through, stitches fall out, cauterizations rip open, etcetera. Approximately 300 mL of blood drain from each body every hour. Chemically the composition is no different from ordinary human blood. The most notable anomalous property, besides the vast quantities spilled, is how it reflects light.

Visible in pools of the blood are clear images; however, these are not reflections of the environment or people around it. Rather, the images shown are scenes from what may have been events that occurred to the source body while alive. Though no scene has been observed twice, the images shown for each particular subject are often very similar. Most scenes seem to take place in the same location, a prison-like building of indeterminate (though significant) size and occupants. Common recurring scenes include mutilation( often matching the corpse’s own injuries) figures that do not resemble humans (collectively called SCP-XXXX-A)1, conflict with other humans, and death. No location has been found that corresponds with that in the images.

It is unknown if every instance of SCP-XXXX has been discovered. Those in Foundation custody have been slowly found, through accident and careful observation, since 1956. Given the sheer number of people appearing in SCP-XXXX’s [visions], it seems likely that there are many corpses remaining.

Addendum: Notable observations.

The vast majority of images seen in SCP-XXXX are repetitive except for minor details. Occasionally, however, scenes are found that bear no resemblance to any observed before. These have provided the most in-depth information on the possible nature of SCP-XXXX. Some of the most notable are presented below.

Date observed: 06/13/2007

Subject Details: SCP-XXXX-3, a young adult white male. Discovered in an abandoned apartment complex on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Subject’s left hand has been removed, and its abdomen is covered in several deep lacerations.

Typical Observations: SCP-XXXX-3 spends most observed time in a small, featureless room with a floor, ceiling, and walls of concrete, lying facedown on the ground. Occasionally it will shift position slightly or appear to groan, but is otherwise motionless. Approximately once every five days, an instance of SCP-XXXX-A will enter the room. This instance has a wolf-like head, scales, dragonfly-like wings, and 7 metal spikes impaling each of its limbs (which do not seem to impede movement). Sometimes it will drag SCP-XXXX-3 through a hallway lined with metal doors to a different, identical room before beginning its operations. SCP-XXXX-3 does not react to its entrance or to being moved to a different room. The SCP-XXXX-A instance will torture SCP-XXXX-3 for 3-7 hours before leaving the room. It does not appear to be attempting to gather information. SCP-XXXX-3 shows signs of severe distress during and shortly after the torture, but soon returns to a passive state. Its body will slowly recover over the course of the next 4-9 days.

Events Observed: The outstanding event began as normal, with SCP-XXXX-3 lying facedown as the SCP-XXXX-A instance entered the room and began to drag SCP-XXXX-3 to the door. This time, however, SCP-XXXX resisted, biting the SCP-XXXX-A instance’s hand and pulling a metal spike from its legs. SCP-XXXX-A-17 appeared shocked and didn’t move for several seconds, during which time SCP-XXXX-3 attempted to strike at the creature’s legs with the spike. After recovering from its surprise SCP-XXXX-A-17 appeared unfazed and stomped on the back of SCP-XXXX-3 twice. SCP-XXXX-3 ceased moving. SCP-XXXX-A-17 stared at SCP-XXXX-3 momentarily before hoisting the unconscious body onto its back and leaving the room. It carried the body to the end of the hallway, and through a large metal door, on the other side of which was an elevator. The lift ascended for approximately a minute before SCP-XXXX-A-17 exited into a massive circular room. Seven thin windows spaced evenly around the circumference of the room stretched from floor to seven. Humanoid shadows could be seen moving behind them. In the center of the room was a altar. SCP-XXXX-A-17 carried SCP-XXXX-3 to it and secured him to the altar by driving metal spikes through his hands and feet, causing SCP-XXXX-3 to wake up and begin screaming. SCP-XXXX-A-17 left the room. After approximately 10 minutes, three new figures entered the room that had been previously unobserved in any SCP-XXXX vision. All three appeared fully human, wearing loose robes and face-fitting masks. As SCP-XXXX-3 screamed, one figure stroked his head and the other two appeared to talk between themselves. Once SCP-XXXX-3 ceased screaming, the three figures removed their masks. Their faces were identical to SCP-XXXX-3. For the next 10 minutes, the four figures talked. Lip reading was able to partially reconstruct the conversation.

SCP-XXXX-A-71: […] actions are understandable […] unacceptable.

SCP-XXXX-A-72: Your judgement will be harsher this time.

SCP-XXXX-A-71: Being chosen […] unfortunate […] a matter of trust. We’re not more happy with it than you.

SCP-XXXX-3: Trust? Why […] time I’ve spent here?

SCP-XXXX-A-72: It won’t be eternal. Probably.

SCP-XXXX-A-73: It wasn’t for us.

SCP-XXXX-A-71: Time means […] punishment […] will be returned.

SCP-XXXX-3: You’re all monsters. […] and kill me.

SCP-XXXX-72: That won’t possible. You hang.

At this point the vision ended, and normal imagery resumed.

Subject Details: SCP-XXXX-16, a middle aged African female. Discovered in a construction site in Kanto. 70% of the subject’s body is covered in severe burns, and the tongue has been removed.

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