Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Safe Euclid (see Addendum #XXX-1)
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is contained within a 8 m x 8 m unfurnished room. Personnel are advised not to enter SCP-XXX's containment cell without supervision from an external observer. SCP-XXX is contained within a reinforced cell in Site ██. Under no circumstances are any personnel to enter the containment area; all observation will be done remotely through security cameras. No care is necessary; SCP-XXX has no apparent need for food, water, or sleep.
Description: SCP-XXX is an entity that produces a powerful memetic effect on any observer who sees it directly. This effect causes the observer to become completely convinced that SCP-XXX is someone that they know and trust. There is currently no known way to convince the observer otherwise; this effect will continue for approximately one (1) hour after they are removed from SCP-XXX's presence. When viewed indirectly, such as through a camera feed or photograph, SCP-XXX appears as a blurry, roughly humanoid entity. This entity appears to "flicker", rapidly changing height, shape, and color. SCP-XXX is capable of speech; however, this speech sounds extremely garbled and distorted to anyone aside from its observer, who perceives it as perfectly normal human speech. SCP-XXX has also displayed reasoning and problem-solving abilities on par with those of a human, as well as a fairly docile temperament (see Addendum #XXX-1).
NOTE: In my opinion, SCP-XXX probably exists partially "outside" normal space/time. This would explain why it appears to "flicker" when viewed indirectly. However, there's no hard evidence for this; more research needs to be done before we can get an accurate idea of its true nature. -Dr. █████
SCP-XXX has displayed several previously unknown abilities during Incident XXX-1. These abilities included enhanced strength and speed, camouflage (SCP-XXX's body turned partially invisible to observers), and limited shape-changing abilities (SCP-XXX managed to fit through a 3-inch wide gap left by a closing door). SCP-XXX also displayed a remarkable resistance to gunfire; surviving personnel reported that bullets appeared to pass through its body without harming it.
The following log is an account of a test to determine the exact nature of SCP-XXX's memetic abilities, performed just prior to Incident XXX-1. On ██/██/██ D-5582 was told to enter the testing area and perform a series of experiments to gather information about SCP-XXX's physiology. Dr. █████ oversaw the test and communicated with D-5582 through a speaker.
On ██/██/██, SCP-XXX-B was located two miles from Site ██, where SCP-XXX-A is currently being held (how it managed to cover the distance between the the original facility and Site ██ is currently unknown). A security team was dispatched to contain it. [DATA EXPUNGED], resulting in the accidental neutralization of SCP-XXX-B. Dr. █████ performed an autopsy of the entity on ██/██/██ (see SCP-XXX-B Autopsy Report).