Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Site and Personnel Requirements: Personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX are required to be rotated out and have subsequent psychological review after every month with a follow up review in 7 weeks. Personnel that have children or former parents are under no circumstances allowed to be assigned to SCP-XXXX and any personnel caught lying about their parental status will face disciplinary action and removal from site.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept secured in Site-██ and is not to have no more than 2 personnel guarding it at any time. Access to SCP-1383 is not allowed unless with the approval of the site administrator; breaking this protocol will be considered punishment in of itself.

Description: SCP-XXXX is, upon first appearance, a well-kept and clean standard all horse carousel that is 6 meters tall at the center and 10 meters that has lights and music running between 0600 hours and end at 2200 hours every day despite the fact that no known power source has yet been found. The object remains idle during operational hours until someone mounts one of the horses which then causes the object to start to start rotating at about 1 meter per second. The object appears to be maintained on a regular basis despite no people doing so with any damage done to SCP-XXXX seemingly regenerates over time. The object was recovered in ███████████, Sweden in 20██ after Agent ██████ heard reports of a large amount of children and adults dying under similar circumstances were sent to investigate.

SCP-XXXX first displays its anomalous properties upon coming within a ██ meter distance of the object, where some testing subjects and personnel report hearing what can be described as extremely quiet and soft laughter, usually from a little girl; the laughter will reportedly only change to a child that subjects and personnel are parents to(tests have found that whether the child is adoptive or biological does not matter). These sounds are reportedly hard to distinguish from the sounds usually coming from the carousel during its operational period and are only audible to anyone within the effective range.

The next anomalous property shows when a subject steps onto SCP-XXXX and mounts one of the horses and the ride begins to spin at a typical rate for most carousels. The subject reports being unable to remove themselves from the ride unless physically pulled off by an outside force, until the ██ minute spin cycle for the ride is finished. While on the object anyone riding report having overwhelming feelings of nostalgia(experiments show these feelings are especially strong in those of Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon, or Germanic ancestry), but when inquired as to the event the feelings are associated with, subjects report that the event these feelings are associated with is unfamiliar or unrecognizable.

However, after approximately █ day(s) of riding the object, subjects report that the object will slowly begin "withering" with the acrylic paint chipping off, revealing the rotten wooden frame underneath, supposedly carved with ancient █████ runes and the horses on the ride reveal to be the skins of horses laid onto wooden frames impaled just above where the shoulder blades would be. Even after removal from SCP-1383, whether by force or voluntarily after the ride stops, all subjects report that the appearance of the object does not revert back to its original state no matter the amount of time allotted.

Upon riding SCP-XXXX for any given amount of time, subjects report having dreams where they are in a forest of unknown location being chased by a group of octoped horses. Subjects claim this creatures, now deemed SCP-XXXX-1 through 4, all are carnivorous

That night, the subject is then [REDACTED] while they are awake; the next morning their [REDACTED] are found flung over the nearest tree even if there is a physical barrier between the subject and the tree. It is interesting to note that though mortality rates from this process are 100% thus far, the subjects have sometimes survived this process for to █ days. No attempts to stop SCP-XXXX-1 from completing this process have succeeded thus far.

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