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SCP-XXXX upon initial arrival in Berwyn, Phillidelphia

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Suburban residential areas in the United States are to be monitored for reports of SCP-XXXX's manifestation. Once confirmed, the area is to be designated Provisional Site-XXXX, and two Foundation personnel with scores of 77.8 or higher on the Kull Memetic Resistance Scale are to clandestinely integrate themselves into the community. SCP-XXXX is to be monitored for any inconsistencies or deviations in established behavior.

Concealed surveillance cameras are to be installed at the residence of SCP-XXXX-2 under the auspices of a plumbing operation. The behavior of SCP-XXXX-2 and SCP-XXXX-1 is to be monitored.

Upon the event of outside witness of SCP-XXXX, amnestics are to be administered as deemed appropriate.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an incorporeal serpentine entity of unknown origin and measurement. SCP-XXXX's physical appearance consists of a raised crest attached to a protracted, segmented vertebral column. Pairs of curved appendages are attached to this column, decreasing in length as the sets are arranged along SCP-XXXX's body. The biological composition of SCP-XXXX beyond what is perceptible through observation is unknown.

SCP-XXXX is capable of flight, and has only been observed as such. SCP-XXXX elevates itself at an estimated 6 meters from the ground, and glides forward at a gradual pace.

Those who view SCP-XXXX are subject to a memetic effect in which the anomalous nature of the entity is not apparent. Subjects observe, draw attention to, and comprehend the serpentine appearance of the anomaly, but do not consider the entity’s appearance relevant or even abnormal. Subjects also report feeling calm and doccile when observing SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX manifests itself in a suburban residential area located in the United States, designated Provisional Site-XXXX. The criteria by which SCP-XXXX chooses an area, if any, is unknown. This event has occurred yearly since the entity's discovery in 1991, and is confined to a single area at a time.

SCP-XXXX will proceed to glide through Provisional Site-XXXX from 17:00 to 18:00 nightly for a total of three months. SCP-XXXX will intermediately cease movement and suspend itself in front of certain residences. Within one month, biological material begins to form on SCP-XXXX's foremost set of appendages. This material, designated SCP-XXXX-1, will continue to grow and take shape over the course of the second month. The growth and appearance of SCP-XXXX-1 is comparable to that of a smaller version of the entity.

After three months of growth, SCP-XXXX-1 will resemble an underdeveloped SCP-XXXX, equivalent in size to a newborn. Once growth is complete, SCP-XXXX will deliver SCP-XXXX-1 to a single residence in Provisional Site-XXXX. While passing by the home, SCP-XXXX-1 will fall from SCP-XXXX's appendages. The force of this drop has no apparent affect on SCP-XXXX-1. The occupants of the residence always meet the following criteria:

  • The occupants are a newlywed couple
  • The occupants are between 28 to 34 years of age
  • Both occupants have shown a marked interest in raising children, but have experienced complications such as infertility

The couple, designated SCP-XXXX-2, will shortly retrieve SCP-XXXX-1. Similar to SCP-XXXX, SCP-XXXX-1 carries a memetic effect upon observation, causing the couple act as if it is their biological child. Residents of Provisional Site-XXXX will also act accordingly, and view the child as the offspring of SCP-XXXX-2, congratulating the couple on their recent birth. Neither party will draw negative attention to SCP-XXXX-1's appearance as an incorporeal serpentine entity or consider the entity’s appearance relevant. The anomaly is otherwised treated as an ordinary infant. This memetic effect applies to any individual who views SCP-XXXX-1, whether physically or through secondary means — such as photographs posted to social media platforms.

Over the next 9 months, SCP-XXXX-2 will raise SCP-XXXX-1. No anomalous phenomena or abnormal behavior will occur during this period, and SCP-XXXX will not have manifested itself since the delivery of SCP-XXXX-1.

Approximately 9 months following the delivery of SCP-XXXX-1, the entity will speak for the first time in a voice comparable to that of a significantly developed child. The following phrase is spoken:

Thank you for taking care of me, but I have to go home now.

That night at 17:00, SCP-XXXX will appear after its prolonged absence, and complete a flight through Provisional Site-XXXX. The entity will then suspend itself in front of the residence of SCP-XXXX-2. The couple will retrieve SCP-XXXX-1 and bring the entity to the front lawn of their home. SCP-XXXX-2 expresses pride and affection towards SCP-XXXX-1, remarking its apparent growth, and a desire to continue raising the entity. Following this, the couple willingly offers the entity to SCP-XXXX and observe the entities departure from Provisional Site-XXXX.

The next day, the couple and the community of Provisional Site-XXXX will forget SCP-XXXX-1, as if the entity had never existed, and the events of the previous 9 months had not occurred. Photos taken of the child will disappear from personal galleries and social media. Items and supplies in the couple's possession related to SCP-XXXX-1 will be met with slight confusion, but will otherwise be removed from the residence without concern.

Within the next 5 months, 88% of couples affected by SCP-XXXX resort to adoption, and raise children in otherwise ordinary, non-anomalous conditions. It has been observed that children raised in former SCP-XXXX-2 households tend to excel in academics and maintain a healthy, positive relationship with their parents. 95% of these children enter the medical field as nurses, doulas, or other specializations that involve childbirth. Those who do not enter the medical field take up occupations that focus heavily on empathetic qualities and children, such as early childhood educators and counseling services.

Following the completion of this event, SCP-XXXX will manifest itself in a new location. The entity has been observed to gain a new set of appendages each year, increasing its length.