Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be housed in a 5 by 5 by 2.5 meter cell that is completely watertight and is capable of being filled and drained via an installed pumping system. During its parasitic stage, SCP-XXX will be contained in one (1) domestic pig of no less than 54 kg. During this phase, SCP-XXX's host is to be fed regularly and otherwise treated as a normal animal. After two (2) months time since initiation of the parasitic stage, the containment cell will be flooded with 40 cm of water and SCP-XXX will be allowed to enter its aquatic stage. The body of its former host will be incinerated. After four (4) months, another domestic pig meeting the same specifications will be placed into the inundated cell. Upon successful infection, the water will be drained and boiled three (3) times at no less than 200°C before being disposed of.
All individuals who experience direct contact will SCP-XXX or its containment area will be analyzed with X-ray radiography after leaving in light of Incident A, personnel suspected of exposure to SCP-XXX will be quarantined for no less than two (2) weeks, during which time they will receive full body X-ray scans every 48 hours. Those infected will be monitored until SCP-XXX exits its parasitic phase terminated (see Addendum XXX-04).
Description: SCP-XXX is an Osteichthyes class fish, during its aquatic phase virtually indistinguishable from other related fishes, except for a tendency toward aggression. However, only adolescent and adult instances of SCP-XXX have been observed outside of a living host; juveniles are obligate parasites. The fish infects the circulatory system of its host, absorbing oxygen and nutrients directly from the host's blood. Once in the bloodstream, instances grow from less than a millimeter in diameter to many times their original size, the largest recorded specimen being 2.1 cm in diameter (extracted from the hosts' aorta). The way SCP-XXX initially establishes an infection is not clear, however, it is theorized that its tiny eggs enter the bloodstream through cuts and lacerations on the subject's flesh, which would explain its aggressive tendencies. It has been known to parasitize a number of large mammals, including goats, sheep, humans, █████████, and pigs.
Subjects parasitized by SCP-XXX often experience fatigue, weight loss, and increased appetite. Further, many subjects effected will report "fluttering" or "squirming" sensations inside their body. Nevertheless, it must be noted that a significant portion of those infected experience no noticeable symptoms until the parasite has matured to the end of its parasitic stage. Once the fish have matured within a host for 6-9 weeks, they will be ready to enter their aquatic stage. SCP-XXX will generally wait for its host to be contacting or surrounded by a significant amount of liquid water (SCP-XXX's mechanism for detecting water outside the hosts' body is under investigation, see Document ██████). When the host contacts water, all mature instances of SCP-XXX will forcibly expel themselves from the hosts body, using their teeth to cut through blood vessels and epethelium. Subjects will sustain anywhere from minor injury to severe blood loss and death, depending on the location and severity of infection.
It is important to mention that a small but notable portion of subjects will experience a secondary stage of infection. In these individuals, SCP-XXX will travel up the carotid artery, at which point [REDACTED].
Addendum XXX-01: Experiment Log XXX-17
Procedure: D-67313 was deliberately exposed to SCP-XXX. Subject was observed for two months, then placed in a pool of water.
Results: SCP-XXX exited the subject's body in the usual fashion. Subject experienced minor internal and external bleeding. Wounds were treated and subject made a full recovery.
Addendum XXX-02: Incident A
Unknown to any Foundation staff at the time, Agent ██████ was exposed to SCP-XXX and the infection progressed unchecked for at least 6 weeks (it is hypothesized that Agent ██████ was initially infected via a small cut on the inside of his lip). SCP-XXX exited his body without warning while he was taking a shower in facilities at Site ██. Although medical attention was given almost immediately, the hemorrhaging proved too extensive and Agent ██████ died within the hour.
Addendum XXX-03: Experiment Log XXX-24
Procedure: D-23094 was deliberately exposed to SCP-XXX and kept within an MRI machine in order to observe SCP-XXX traveling up the carotid artery and into the brain. Subject was kept away from large amounts of water to ensure SCP-XXX was retained within the subject's body.
Results: [DATA EXPUNGED]
Note: Human testing is prohibited henceforth.
Addendum XXX-04: Incident B
Dr. █████, who had been head of the research team studying SCP-XXX, was theorized to have been exposed to the organism unknowingly between ██/██/██ and ██/██/██, after which the infection progressed to his brain. The resulting containment breach released SCP-███, SCP-████, and SCP-███, costing the lives of ██ staff members. The escaped SCP were eventually able to be recontained.
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be kept in a secure containment locker in Site ██. All testing must be approved by Level 3 staff or higher.
Description: SCP-XXX is a cylindrical metal chamber composed of an unknown alloy determined to be roughly 96% iron. During its "standby" phase, SCP-XXX is inactive and its top cover will be open, granting access to the interior; however, the inside is consistently found to be empty during the "standby" period. If at any point a human tissue sample is placed inside the chamber, such as a buccal scraping, or a sample of blood, saliva or [REDACTED], SCP-XXX will close and enter its "locked" phase. All attempts to open or otherwise access the interior of SCP-XXX during its "locked" phase have proven unsuccessful. Attempts to place cameras or other devices inside SCP-XXX to observe the inside during the "locked" phase have also failed; it appears that the item will not close and lock if there is any inorganic material inside the chamber. Three (3) months after the initiation of the "locked" phase, the chamber will reopen and produce a human infant genetically identical to the sample donor. The products of SCP-XXX, hereby referred to as SCP-XXX-1, in the majority of all cases will develop normally and be indistinguishable from a naturally born human.
Nonetheless, in a small portion of cases (about █%), instances of SCP-XXX-1 will be born with marked defects. Recorded defects include SCP-XXX-1 being born with abnormal numbers of limbs, being born without skin, being born with the █████████ system positioned outside of the body, and potentially dangerous deviations in [DATA EXPUNGED] coupled with a significant increase in aggression. Most notably, one instance of SCP-XXX-1 was discovered to be emitting a remarkably high level of gamma radiation, forcing the immediate vicinity to be evacuated.
Addendum XXX-01: Transcript of label affixed to the exterior of SCP-XXX
Thanks for your purchase of your own genuine Grow Your Own Child™ Kit, brought to you by your friends here at THE FACTORY! Procreation has never been so EASY and so FUN! Just place your DNA sample inside and watch the Grow Your Own Child™ Kit work its magic - your child will be ready in less than three months, guaranteed!*
*Results may vary.
Personnel Involved: Agent S████, Agent F███
Location: ███████, Austria
Description: Following up on reports of anomalous activity in the area, Agents S████ and F███ were dispatched to the town of ███████, Austria. Upon arrival, it became apparent that a local resident ( ██████ █████, formerly a traveling salesman) had spontaneously transformed into a large, unidentified organism resembling an insect. The subject has a hard, though not impenetrable exoskeleton and displays anatomical segmentation similar to that of an arthropod. Notably, the subject appears to have retained most of the cognitive capacity and memories of his previous human form. The subject is capable of vocalizing, however his vocalizations have thus far been impossible to translate into recognizable speech; it is theorized the subject no longer possesses the necessary oral and laryngeal structure to produce human speech. An apple is lodged into the dorsal portion of the subjects exoskeleton (upon investigation, determined to be the result of a violent incident with the subject's father), causing it significant ailment. Researchers are working to determine whether or nor the apple can be removed without causing further injury.
The subject's family and several other witnesses have been dosed with class B amnesiacs. The organism is currently under containment, awaiting classification.
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: The broadcast band between ███ and ███ MHz must be continually jammed. Broadcasts of SCP-XXX are to be recorded and stored in Site ██, as well as 1 (one) additional copy of each broadcast stored in Site █ as backup. SCP-XXX is considered a memetic hazard and thus all unauthorized copies of SCP-XXX are to be destroyed. SCP-XXX may only be viewed by D-class personnel with the approval of a Level 3 staff member or higher.
SCP-XXX-1 as well as any other individual depicted in SCP-XXX are to be detained if encountered. Still frames of SCP-XXX-1 determined to be non-anomalous are to be kept on record for identification purposes.
Description: SCP-XXX is an anomalous broadcast appearing as a documentary-style television program titled "The Flesh Whisperer."
The show is hosted by an adult male of indeterminate ethnicity who claims his name is █████, henceforth referred to as SCP-XXX-1. The program consists primarily of SCP-XXX-1 lecturing on various health-related topics, including nutrition, skin care, exercise, medicine, and anatomy, as well as demonstrations related to the subject matter. SCP-XXX promises to assist the viewer in "taming disobedient flesh." Much of the program directly contradicts conventional biology and depicts phenomena incongruous with known science.
When viewing SCP-XXX, the majority of subjects (approximately ██%) will begin to exhibit bodily deformations and abnormalities. The symptoms displayed by subjects exposed to SCP-XXX are specific to the individual episode viewed, typically growing more marked with repeated viewings. Despite multiple Foundation attempts, the source of SCP-XXX has not been identified. Thus far SCP-XXX-1 has not been located or identified.
Partial Episodes Log
Synopsis: SCP-XXX-1 outlines a "healthy" routine of physical exercise, while demonstrating various calisthenic techniques. Exercises displayed include abdominal crunches, squats, and push ups, as well as a number of irregular exercises physically impossible for a human of normal anatomy. SCP-XXX-1 appears to rotate his arms in a repeated, rolling motion which would require full dislocation of the shoulder. SCP-XXX-1 later twists his torso 180 degrees in relation to his pelvis and bends over backwards, resting his head on the dorsal surface of his feet.
Effect on Viewer: Subjects exhibit a 4-8% increase in muscle mass, but experience a significant deterioration in the size and strength of ligaments and cartilaginous tissue. Subjects typically do not report pain, but often have extreme difficulty with rudimentary physical tasks such as walking due to joint failure.
Synopsis: Episode appears to take place in a restaurant. Patrons begin to use assorted silverware to remove pieces of their own fingers, ears, and eyelids while SCP-XXX-1 describes the culinary and health benefits of auto-cannibalism. Patrons place removed body parts in sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes etc. and proceed to consume them. SCP-XXX-1 warns about the consequences of "overindulgence" as camera zooms in on an individual attempting to bite through their own femur.
Effect on Viewer: Subjects rapidly grow grapefruit-sized tumors on arms, legs, and abdomen. The tumors emit strong odors idiosyncratic to the individual they belong to; for example, the tumors of one test subject smelled distinctly of strawberry, while those of a different subject smelled similar to broiled steak. Smells emitted consistently resembled food items. Upon biopsy, tumors were determined to be benign.
Episode Title: The Importance of Being Keratinized: Maintaining Your Exoskeleton
Synopsis: Episode depicts a collection of anomalously large insects of the order Hymenoptera locked in cages along with [REDACTED]. SCP-XXX-1 announces his intent to introduce [DATA EXPUNGED]. The offspring do not appear to be viable.
Effect on Viewer: Subjects grow several hundred extra fingernails over all areas of skin, covering up to 76% of the body. Without repeated exposure, all extra nails fall out naturally over a period of 1-3 weeks except those which have become ingrown and require surgical removal.
Effect on Viewer: