Top of the Food Chain
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SCP-XXXX in containment, seen from below.

Top of the food chain

Item #: SCP-XXXX-J

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX should remain attached to a vertical wall at all times.

While not undergoing testing, members of personnel who enter the containment chamber of SCP-XXXX must ensure their eye level remains underneath the object.

All transportation of the object must be done by blind members of personnel to avoid its anomalous effect.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a metallic fish sculpture, designed to be placed on a wall. It displays a probabilistic anomaly in that any attempt to observe the object from above will invariably fail.

This anomaly can manifest in several different ways, including but not limited to an anomalously high amount of technical issues and massively increased rates of catastrophic structure damage in close proximity to the anomaly.

Addendum XXXX-1: Test Log
In an attempt to view SCP-XXXX from above, a series of tests was authorised.

Test 1
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A member of D-Class personnel is to enter the containment chamber and jump, gaining the ability to view SCP-XXXX from above.
Results: SCP-XXXX was too high on the wall for the jump to reach it.

Test 2
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A member of D-Class personnel, equipped with a stepladder, is to climb their ladder and view SCP-XXXX from above.
Results: Three of the rungs of the ladder collapsed when force was applied to them, leaving the member of personnel unable to ascend it.

Test 3
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A member of D-Class personnel is to stack several solid wooden blocks into a set of stairs. They are to ascend the stairs, viewing SCP-XXXX from above.
Results: The blocks were too heavy to be lifted by the D-Class.

Test 12
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A member of D-Class personnel is to remove SCP-XXXX from the wall and place it in a position where they are able to view the top.
Results: SCP-XXXX was firmly attached to the wall, and could not be removed.

Test 5
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A member of D-Class personnel is to enter the chamber with a camera situated on the end of a long rod. They are to take a picture of the top of SCP-XXXX
Results: The camera was incorrectly attached to the rod. Therefore, it fell off of the rod and broke on contact with the ground.

Test 6
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: Several members of D-Class personnel, all with gymnastic expertise, are to be instructed to form a ‘human pyramid’. The person on the top is to stand up, being a high enough level to observe the top of SCP-XXXX.
Results: The containment chamber of SCP-XXXX is too narrow for a pyramid of this height to be feasible.

Test 10
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: SCP-XXXX is to have its containment chamber filled with water. A member of D-Class personnel is to enter the chamber and swim to a height where they can see the top of the object.
Results: The member of D-Class personnel was unable to view the anomaly, as his vision was blurred by the water.

Test 11
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A bird with a video camera tied around its neck is to be released into the containment chamber.
Results: The bird flew into the wall of the containment chamber, fracturing its skull and expiring instantly.

Test 13
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: Using a sledgehammer, a member of D-Class personnel is to destroy the wall that SCP-XXXX is situated on, causing it to fall to a position in which it would be visible from above.
Results: The member of D-Class personnel used the sledgehammer to attempt an escape from the facility. This was unsuccessful. Later attempts at the same experiment resulted in six cases of moderate to severe concussions.

Test 14
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: Large amount of concrete are to be poured into the containment chamber, so that SCP-XXXX is below eye level and can be viewed from above.
Results: Denied by the Health and Safety committee for restricting access to fire exits.

Test 16
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A small amount of an explosive material with a non-electronic detonation system is to be detonated within the containment chamber.
Results: Three of the four walls in the containment chamber were collapsed by the force of the explosion. The wall which SCP-XXXX is situated on was left standing, with minor damage to the paintwork. Analysis of the explosion showed that only one percent of the explosive force was directed towards that wall.

Following the conclusion of this test, SCP-XXXX and the wall which it is situated on were moved (by a blind member of Foundation personnel) to a larger, more open area.

Test 18
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A crane equipped with a large steel sphere on a chain is to swing its payload into the back of the wall SCP-XXXX is situated on. This should cause the object to fall to the floor, becoming observable from above.
Results: The ball swung in the wrong direction, causing irreparable damage to the crane. Whether this was due to human or mechanical error remains unknown.

Following this test, the Overseer Council unanimously voted to direct any resources requested by the SCP-XXXX research to them, without individual votes on each item.

Test 21
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A member of D-Class personnel in a tucked position is to be launched from a trebuchet. They should get a clear, albeit brief, view of the anomaly from above.
Results: The trebuchet collapsed while the D-Class was entering it. An application for a new trebuchet was denied by the Ethics Committee. The member of personnel who requested the trebuchet has been disciplined.

Test 24
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A weaponised drone controlled by an advanced AI is to destroy the wall which SCP-XXXX is situated on, causing it to fall to the floor and become observable from above.
Results: The drone had been programmed for neutralisation and/or recontainment of humanoid anomalies. For this reason, it elected to target the research staff in close proximity of SCP-XXXX. Three were terminated before the drone was neutralised using a powerful electromagnetic pulse. The Ethics Committee has forbidden the use of artificial intelligence in tests involving SCP-XXXX.

Following a non-violent consultation by the Overseer Council, both the Ethics and Health and Safety Committees decided, of their own accord, that they would no longer have an effect on the testing of SCP-XXXX.

Test 14
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: The square kilometre of ground around of SCP-XXXX is to be coated in napalm. This is to be lit, and should cause sufficient damage to the wall for SCP-XXXX to become detached.
Results: The wall originated from a Foundation containment chamber. Therefore, It was highly resistant to the fire. It survived with only minor damage.

Test 14
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: A functional replica of the Saturn V rocket1 is to be constructed. It is to be tilted on its side, and launched directly into the wall that SCP-XXXX is on.
Results: Strong winds caused the vehicle to miss the wall, finishing its journey on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Recovery of the rocket has been postponed, as the time and resources would be more beneficial if used in the testing of SCP-XXXX.

Test 14
Subject: SCP-XXXX
Procedure: All personnel working at Site-87 are to form a large crowd around of SCP-XXXX. Some personnel are to be lifted into the air, viewing the anomaly from above.
Results: After being briefed on the nature of the anomaly, a fight erupted over who would be lifted up. This was halted by a major containment breach which had to be addressed.

Test XX
Subject: SCP-XXXX-J
Procedure: SCP-XXXX-J is to be moved to a completely uninhabited area. A 20-megaton thermonuclear device is to be detonated directly next to the anomaly.
Results: SCP-XXXX-J was destroyed in the explosion. Pending reclassification to Neutralised.

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