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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX can only be contained through a specialized operation designated Procedure Sisyphus. A rotating team of five Security Clearance Level 3 or above researchers is to ensure the completion of Procedure Sisyphus once every month.

Procedure Sisyphus is an ever-expanding list of seemingly nonsensical tasks that must be completed in sequence approximately once a month to ensure the containment of SCP-XXXX. It is imperative that the sequence of tasks that comprises Procedure Sisyphus is never altered or interrupted in any way, except after the completion of an instance of Procedure Sisyphus. Any personnel who is found to have altered the sequence of Procedure Sisyphus before its completion will be immediately reassigned.

Once an instance of Procedure Sisyphus has been completed, an additional step must be added to the list of tasks that comprises it. This additional task can only be inserted at the end of the current lists of tasks. The order of the tasks that must be completed in each instance of Procedure Sisyphus, once they have been added, can never be changed.

The full list of tasks in Procedure Sisyphus at present can be found in Addendum XXXX-A.

Additional Containment Procedures: Due to the unknown nature of the spread of SCP-XXXX among staff, no individuals are to enter or exit Site-109 for any reason. Furthermore, supplies entering Site-109 must be received in a manner that does not require physical contact.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the designation for the widespread belief held among Foundation staff located at Site-109 that Procedure Sisyphus must be completed monthly.

At this time approximately 10% 43% 92% of Foundation staff working at Site-109 have reported feelings of dread at the thought of Procedure Sisyphus not being completed, despite the understanding that the procedure objectively accomplishes nothing. Additionally, affected individuals have failed to describe what will occur if Procedure Sisyphus is not completed. Despite this, failure to complete the procedure results in symptoms of intense anxiety among affected individuals.

The first known reference to Procedure Sisyphus occurred on July 6th, 2019, where an unidentified individual updated the Special Containment Procedures of this file from a terminal within Site-109 with the current version. At the time of the edit, this file was completely empty.

Symptoms of SCP-XXXX influence began manifesting in staff members immediately following this event, resulting in SCP-XXXX's classification and the quarantine of Site-109. Efforts to identify the cause of SCP-XXXX and reduce its influence are ongoing.

At this time, Site-109 is the only location where SCP-XXXX influence is present and no information has surfaced that shows SCP-XXXX is capable of spreading outside of Site-109 at this time.

Addendum XXXX-A:

The following is a comprehensive list of tasks that comprise Procedure Sisyphus, any unauthorized attempt to edit this list will result in your reassignment

Stand in one spot for two minutes
Say the word dog aloud at any volume
Clap both hands together one time
Drop a paperback book on the ground from a height above one foot
Lie down flat on one's back for any amount of time, then turn over and lay flat on one's stomach before standing
Drink a glass of water no less than 8 ounces in volume
Watch the first 10 minutes of the 2005 film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hum the melody of the Happy Birthday song in an enthusiastic fashion
Draw three triangles on a piece of printer paper with any writing implement
Place one AAA battery into a colander
Eat any quantity of any cereal, provided the cereal was placed in the container it is eaten from after some quantity of nonspecific milk has been added to the same container
Roll a roughly spherical stone along the ground for any distance



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