Holben Sands A Box

Holbenilord's Sandbox.

Smile for the camera!

With dissatisfying frailty,

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a secure room with dimensions 5 x 5 x 3 m. Should any personnel attempt to enter the room without permission from the Site Director, they are to be apprehended and interrogated. Should any personnel gain access to SCP-XXXX, the area is to be quarantined until such a time as they can be removed from the area. Requests for using SCP-XXXX in testing are to be directed to Site Director ██████.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a sheet of frosted glass, measuring 170 x 100 cm. If viewed head-on, a human shadow can be seen as if a figure was pressed up against the surface. If viewed from the back, no anomalous behaviour can be observed.


Destruction Test XXXX-a
After receiving permission from O5-█, Drs █████ and ██████ began destruction testing on SCP-XXXX.

D-XXXX was asked to use a pneumatic drill to attempt to break SCP-XXXX.

Following the drill contacting the surface of SCP-XXXX, a pulse of light that prevented observation of SCP-XXXX was emitted that lasted approximately 1 second.

Following the pulse, D-XXXX was no longer visible. An unknown female, later revealed to be █████ ███████ of █████, Michigan, was discovered, having been believed dead for ██ years.

It was noted that the shadow in SCP-XXXX had grown 10 cm in height and was observed to have a thicker build than before the test.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained within an opaque secure chamber. Should any personnel attempt to remove SCP-XXXX from containment, they are to be restrained and submitted for psychiatric analysis.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a typical specimen of Erinaceus europaeus, the common hedgehog. It is 17 cm in length and weighs 300g, anomalously low for an adult. No life signs can be detected upon analysis of SCP-XXXX, though no processes associated with death have been observed.

SCP-XXXX appears to exert a memetic effect on humans within its line of sight. A significant proportion (four of thirty-two) D-class personnel exposed to SCP-XXXX attempted to use it to detangle their hair, despite the pain evidently felt upon using SCP-XXXX for this purpose.

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Sound of the sun

Visible emotional links

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe/Euclid/Keter (indicate which class)

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Description: SCP-XXXX is a double-wall cardboard box, with dimensions 230 x 160 x 170 mm. It shows anomalous internal depth, inconsistent with outwards measurement. The box is filled up to 64 mm below its upper edge with conventional beeswax

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained within secure locker █ of site ██. Any and all testing of the item must be approved by the Site Director. Should any individual become affected by SCP-XXXX and require recovery, personnel are to forcibly remove SCP-XXXX from them and return it to its locker within the case provided. Personnel are to wear gloves during handling, and at no time to touch the hilt of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a longsword with a blade 1.11m long and a cruciform hilt, constructed entirely from granite. It has proven impossible to date SCP-XXXX precisely, though its design indicates an origin in late medieval Switzerland.

A human being given SCP-XXXX to hold will feel compelled to raise it in a posture they deem heroic. They will maintain this position as long as they remain able, without deviating from the posture originally taken at any point. If the wielder becomes too exhausted to hold SCP-XXXX in that posture, if SCP-XXXX is removed from their grasp, or if they are injured severely, they will become able to let go of SCP-XXXX and recover.

Addendum XXXX-1: As per Experiment XXXX-2, D-7861 was given SCP-XXXX. D-7861 adopted a pose and was then accidentally killed by Agent ██████ in an experiment testing the ability of injury to cause SCP-XXXX to be released. D-7861 did not let go of SCP-XXXX and their body mass began to change into granite of a composition identical to that of SCP-XXXX. This encased the body of D-7861 completely. When later broken, it was found to be hollow and no trace of D-7861 remained.

Addendum XXXX-2: Agent ██████, while travelling in the commune of ███████, France, identified a further instance of SCP-XXXX. Upon recovery, it was shown to possess the same properties as SCP-XXXX-1, and has been tentatively designated SCP-XXXX-2. Any further instances of SCP-XXXX recovered are to be transported to site ██ for containment.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: To prevent public discovery of or access to SCP-XXXX, SCP-XXXX-1 has been moved to ███████████, a Norwegian fjord located at ██.████°N █.████°E. Foundation vessels have deposited silt from other fjords over the item to obscure its detectability both by eye and RADAR. To allow access to SCP-XXXX-1 for testing, an access corridor has been built leading into the hull of SCP-XXXX-1 from a secure location near the shore. This location is to be on permanent guard, and all personnel are to minimise contact with any civilians entering the area. If any civilians show particular and long-term interest in examining the fjord, or repeatedly occupy the area, they are to be administered Class-B amnesiacs and a suitable cover story is to be created by on-site staff.

The walls of the room in which SCP-XXXX-2 is located have been plated with three (3) cm of lead. No personnel are to remain within this room for more than twenty (20) minutes, maximum safe time being forty (40) minutes. Organic materials massing over one (1) kg which have been located in this room for over forty (40) minutes are to be disposed of as a nuclear waste product by personnel in class A NBC suits. If organic material massing over eleven (11) kg is left for over forty (40) minutes in this room, all personnel are to evacuate as rapidly as possible and complete destruction of SCP-XXXX-1 using explosives planted along its structure is to be carried out.

Description: SCP-XXXX-1 is the sunk H-class battleship H-39, previously believed to have been scrapped by the Nazi government of Germany after being laid down in November 1941. It was incomplete at the time of launch, lacking all turrets, flak guns, and the majority of the conning tower.

SCP-XXXX-2 is a cylindrical object three (3) metres high and one (1) metre in diameter, massing 2.1 tonnes. Its outer layer is composed primarily of armour-grade steel, approximately four (4) cm thick. Seperated from this by steel supports is a layer of 94% pure hafnium, with the majority of the remainder being zirconium and titanium. The proportions of these metals and knowledge of possible production methods has allowed Foundation metallurgists to trace the site of production to ███████, Norway. However, the steel casing seems to have been produced by the German Steel Trust, notable for supplying the Wehrmacht.

Inside the hafnium layer are two neodymium-iron-boron magnets (previously believed to have been invented in 1982), powered by an unknown source, and holding a four (4) gram pellet of unknown composition in the midpoint between the two. This pellet, tentatively labelled SCP-XXXX-3, is a viscous, metallic liquid, with a density approximately five times that of water. It is a source of ionising beta radiation, of approximately three hundred and twenty (320) GBq. Despite this emission, no chemical change has been detected. A violation of the conservation of mass is suspected.

If an organic material receives over 0.1 sieverts of radiation from SCP-XXXX-3, physical changes not fully understood begin to take place. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen within the body begin to fuse through a series of steps to produce Plutonium-239. The rate of conversion is determined by surface area exposed to the radiation, but for a human being approximately 5% of body mass becomes plutonium after thirty (30) minutes when three (3) metres from SCP-XXXX-3.

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Instances of those infected by SCP-XXXX derived from members of the public are to be incinerated as soon as possible, while minimising contact between them and personnel. Those kept for research purposes are to be contained within a Level 4 biohazard containment chamber and fed via nasogastric feeding tubes. Constant sedation is recommended if possible.

Those infected by SCP-XXXX but needed for interrogation or debriefing are to be contained within seperate level 4 biohazard containment chambers, and fed via nasogastric feeding tubes as per those kept for research purposes. In case of a containment breach, personnel responding to the breach are to wear class A hazardous materials suits and use flamethrowers or high explosives to neutralise the SCP and prevent infection.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an ester compound with the molecular formula C15H31COOC30H60█, where █ is a particle of relative atomic mass 0.5 and the same valence properties as hydrogen. Its exact nature is unknown, and it can only be studied indirectly at the current time. If the molecule is altered in any way, the instance of █ seems to be lost and cannot be recovered. The molecule melts at 64°C, and begins to discolour at 85°C.

Should SCP-XXXX come into contact with keratin, cellulose or chitin, it will begin to convert that molecule into further instances of SCP-XXXX, producing more instances of the █ particle by unknown means. Other molecules present will be trapped within the layer of SCP-XXXX. If this is part of a living being, it will replace the surface layers, including hair, scales, feathers, nails or cell walls if present.

If the victim is human, their skin is completely replaced approximately one hour after infection. SCP-XXXX is translucent, meaning that a difference can be seen and the action of the internal organs is visible. If the victim attempts to move, their muscles will break through the layer and their bodily fluids will begin to leak out, causing death. The subject still requires nourishment and water, and will pass out and die if these are not provided.

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The reason for Earth's continued existence is unknown.

Item #: SCP-XXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Specimens of SCP-XXX undergoing study are to be held in a darkened chamber 3mx3mx3m and fed once a day on debris removed from the site's showers. In case of any injury or trauma, a replica bedroom is to be kept on hand for recovery, complete with D-class personnel, preferably those with a scalp condition.

Other specimens are relatively harmless and useful to their hosts, so are not to be contained.

Description: Instances of SCP-XXX are small, almost flat creatures 9-15cm long. They have grappling claws along their sides and a thick, muscled trunk, as well as a single metallic eye. Specimens take up residence on the undersides of beds, holding on to the wooden planks or hiding in drawers. When the owner leaves the room, they climb up onto the bed and pillow and beginning to suck up dead skin cells through the trunk. They also consume any mites which are present, providing them with supplementary nutrients.

The organism's trunk has wide central canal, and is able to create a strong pressure differential in order to suck the material along it, into the digestive stomachs.

Humans with particularly large quantities of dandruff or other skin disorders drive them into a 'feeding frenzy', where they may attempt to consume cells from the scalp. This causes irritation and inflammation, often causing yet more dead cells to be released.

They reproduce sexually, leaving their place of residence and moving around outside once a year. They often fall prey to cats at this time, though their bodies dissolve away shortly after their death, leaving material resembling common household dust and fluff. Young SCP-XXX are playful and travel around their habitat when it is unoccupied, eating the dust available on shelves or in clothes. Maturation takes approximately 20 days, and a given instance can be expected to live for ten years.

Note: Made redundant, Magnus made a better version of this.


SCP-XXXX-3 is an anomalous storm cloud that comes into existence every three (3) months over the lake. It then proceeds to rain and fade, but the rain does not appear to interact with solid objects. The storm cloud itself remains stationary, so no wind can be acting upon it, and the cloud does not show up when subjected to radar scanning.

SCP-XXXX-4 is an anomalous area of fire approximately ten (10) metres across which appears in random locations in Lake █████████, Mexico, two hours after the appearance of SCP-XXXX-3, and lasts for three (3) days. It does not appear to use oxygen or fuel, and emits no heat. It is observed to move at approximately 1.4 metres per second.

SCP-XXXX-5 is a bubbling in Lake █████████, Mexico, though no known geological or living process capable is causing this is present within the lake. No noise accompanies this phenomenon, and the bubbles do not seem to interact with solid objects. This occurs two (2) days after every incidence of SCP-XXXX-3.

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