Skeleton
Item#: XXX
Level2
Containment Class:
euclid
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
keneq
Risk Class:
caution

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SCP-XXXX-1 through -5 (right to left) in their inactive state


Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX-1 through -5 are to be stored within a specialized warehouse on the grounds of Site-16, and kept away from any other anomalous objects. To minimize destruction of the structure, various items of donated furniture, artwork, and home accessories are to be placed within, in the area surrounding SCP-XXX. These are to be replaced daily.

As aiding SCP-XXX-1 in its efforts to pacify SCP-XXX-2 through -5 and bring them under control invariably leads to the entities displaying higher levels of aggression and a higher capacity for destruction, contact with any SCP-XXX entity, especially for this purpose, is prohibited during their active state.

Description: SCP-XXX is the collective designation for five primate skeletons1. The anomalous properties of SCP-XXX only become apparent at night (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, regardless of timezone); at all other times of day, SCP-XXX are completely inert.

When active, all SCP-XXX entities become capable of movement and vocalization, and possess strength corresponding to that of living organisms of their species. While SCP-XXX-2 through -5 behave with slightly higher aggression and restlessness than their living counterparts while active, SCP-XXX-1 remains mostly calm and collected, and often attempts to pacify the other SCP-XXX entities and bring them under control. Its efforts are very rarely effective, and SCP-XXX-2 through -5 invariably cause severe destruction to the area surrounding them before becoming inert.

All instances of SCP-XXX are highly resilient; testing has shown that they are indestructible on a molecular level, and storing their components in separate containers does not in any way impede their activation2. While active, separating SCP-XXX instances' bones from one another has no effect — in fact, they have on some occasions been observed remaining fully active and mobile while completely disassembled.

Addendum: Discovery Log

SCP-XXX were discovered at 5:00 AM on April 6, 2021, following a call to local law enforcement believed to be initiated by SCP-XXX-1 itself, originating from within the University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Upon the arrival of local police, the interior of the museum was found to be in a state of disarray; due to SCP-XXX having become fully inert by this time, the initial consensus of responding personnel was that the destruction was caused by vandals. The museum was closed for a week for renovation.

Upon close analysis of the initial phone call and security camera footage from within the museum, Foundation agents embedded in the Cambridge police force were able to discern the true nature of SCP-XXX and successfully contain the entities with minimal public exposure. As SCP-XXX had prior to discovery been a museum exhibit, the Foundation supplied and covertly planted replacement skeletons within the museum with little difficulty.

The following is a transcript of the initial phone call. Additional annotation and analysis has been provided by murdock.aic.


Begin Log


(The sound of glass shattering and objects impacting the floor can be heard, along with intermittent hooting and screeching. SCP-XXX-1 speaks over this.)

Operator: Police, what's your emergency?

SCP-XXX-1: Hey, hello? Uh, yeah. I gotta- hey, put that down! I gotta speak to someone.

Operator: Uh-huh. Where are you? What's your name?

SCP-XX-1: It's, uh… It's complicated. (The sound of an object impacting bone is heard, followed by the faint sound of an object clattering on the floor. The voice of SCP-XXX-1 becomes slightly fainter.) Shit! God, hold on, let me just- that's better. (It pauses.) I just woke up.

Operator: Excuse me?

SCP-XXX-1: Well, uh, I just woke up, and I- get off me! Shoo! I don't know where I am. Or, uh, who I am? It's some kind of… museum. There's a bunch of- (Loud screeching is heard, and the voice of SCP-XXX-1 becomes slightly fainter.) No! No, give that back! Come on!

(A series of loud sounds similar to that of plastic impacting concrete are heard, as well as loud screeching from an unknown SCP-XXX entity and cries of dismay from SCP-XXX-1.)

Operator: I-I'm sorry, could you speak up? I can't really hear-

(A loud crunching noise is heard, and the line is abruptly cut.)


End Log


Addendum: Event Logs

The following are logs of notable SCP-XXX activation events.


Date: April 10, 2021

Location: Within Large General Containment Vehicle 55466-021, near Stowmarket, United Kingdom


Begin Log


(Internal security cameras show SCP-XXX inert within a clear plastic containment unit. At 9:00 PM, they begin to show signs of movement.)

(SCP-XXX-4 stirs first, breaking free of its restraints and inspecting one wall of its containment unit. SCP-XXX-2 follows it, and aimlessly lopes around the container, seemingly ignoring the rest of the entities. SCP-XXX-5 activates next, and immediately sits on the bottom of the container and chews at its fingers.)

(SCP-XXX-1 becomes active, and jerks upright. It struggles to pull itself free from its restraints, but is ultimately successful.)

SCP-XXX-1: So… this is happening again? I- I, uh…

(SCP-XXX-1 recoils as it notices SCP-XXX-2 through -5.)

SCP-XXX-1: Oh. Oh, no no no.

(As if prompted by SCP-XXX-1's speech, SCP-XXX-3 bellows, breaks free of its restraints, and charges at the wall of the containment unit. SCP-XXX-3 breaks through it with ease after three attempts, and it, SCP-XXX-2, and SCP-XXX-4 climb out of the resulting hole.)

SCP-XXX-1: Wait! You can't just do that! I- (SCP-XXX-1 begins to panic, its body movements seeming to indicate hyperventilation. It mutters to itself) Come on, come on… what should I-

(SCP-XXX-1 freezes, having noticed SCP-XXX-4 climbing a pile of Small Object Containment Units and attempting to open the topmost one. Upon prying it open, SCP-XXX-4 produces a large ham sandwich from within, and begins to tear it apart with its mouth, hands, and feet. SCP-XXX-1 exits its containment unit.)

SCP-XXX-1: P-put that down! You don't know where that's been!

(SCP-XXX-1 approaches SCP-XXX-4 and reaches for the sandwich. In response, SCP-XXX-4 screeches and holds it out of the other entity's reach, further tearing it apart all the while. SCP-XXX-1 jumps and attempts to grasp at the object, but is impeded by SCP-XXX-4 placing its left foot on its face.)

(The sound of tearing paper is heard, and SCP-XXX-1 pushes the foot of SCP-XXX-4 off of its head to turn around. It notices SCP-XXX-3 and SCP-XXX-2 rummaging through a large safe, which has been broken open, and tearing apart the books within. SCP-XXX-1 leaves SCP-XXX-4 alone, and approaches the two other entities.)

SCP-XXX-1: H-hey, buddy? Buddies? I think you should- I- I think you should… stop doing that? Those look, uh… expensive! Real expensive! You're probably gonna make someone real-

(SCP-XXX-3 stops tearing at the books in its hands, turns to SCP-XXX-1, and roars.)

SCP-XXX-1: …upset.

(SCP-XXX-1 ducks behind a large safe as SCP-XXX-3 charges in its direction. SCP-XXX-3 takes hold of the edge of the safe and forcibly flips it over, pushing SCP-XXX-1 to the ground and causing its bones to scatter across the floor. SCP-XXX-3 beats its chest and roars again before returning to SCP-XXX-2.)

(The skull of SCP-XXX-1 rolls to the edge of its original containment chamber, within which SCP-XXX-5 sits and chews on what appears to be a non-anomalous coconut. SCP-XXX-1 groans.)

SCP-XXX-1: Where the hell did you get that.

(SCP-XXX-5 looks at the skull of SCP-XXX-1 and hoots before continuing to eat the coconut. SCP-XXX-1 sighs.)


End Log


Afterword: Upon its arrival at Site-16 the next day, the interior of the Large General Containment Vehicle was found to be in a state of disarray. SCP-XXX were found to have completely neutralized twenty-five separate anomalous items and damaged hundreds more before returning to a state of inactivity. To prevent any further damage caused by their activation, SCP-XXX-1 through -5 were immediately suspended within ballistic gelatin and placed within blast-proof containment lockers.


Date: April 11, 2021

Location: Site-16, Harkstead, Ipswich, United Kingdom


Begin Log


(Security footage from the southeast quadrant of Site-16's basement displays several rows of containment lockers. At 9:00 PM, three lockers begin to vibrate intensely.)

SCP-XXX-1: (Muffled) Ugh. Agh, god. My head hurts.

(The lockers adjacent to the one in which SCP-XXX-1 is stored begin to vibrate violently, and distressed screeching and howling can be heard from within. SCP-XXX-1 shouts above the noise.)

SCP-XXX-1: Hey! Hey! Is anyone there? Can anyone hear me? Whe-

(The door to one locker opens with enough force to rip it off its hinges, and broken chunks of gelatin erupt from within. SCP-XXX-3 steps out of the locker, then pries the doors off the lockers adjacent to its own. From these, SCP-XXX-2, SCP-XXX-4, and SCP-XXX-5 emerge.)

SCP-XXX-1: What's that noise? Someone let me out of here! I can't see shit!

(SCP-XXX-5 lopes to the locker containing SCP-XXX-1, and is somehow able to open its door with little difficulty. SCP-XXX-1, still encased in a block of gelatin, falls out of the locker and bounces once on the floor before lying still.)

SCP-XXX-1: Ow.

(SCP-XXX-5 sits down beside SCP-XXX-1, pries a chunk of gelatin from the block, and begins chewing on it. SCP-XXX-2 through -4 disperse and begin roaming the basement of Site-16.)

SCP-XXX-1: No, no! You! Come back here right this instant! You're gonna- you can't- Hey, you! Uh… orangutan, right? Orangutan! Can you go get them for me? Talk some sense into 'em?

(SCP-XXX-5 stops chewing on the gelatin and glances down at SCP-XXX-1. After a moment, it looks away from SCP-XXX-1 and resumes chewing.)

SCP-XXX-1: (It sighs.) Fuck you too.


(Security camera footage from the northeast quadrant of Site-16's basement shows several rows of high-security containment lockers and safes. SCP-XXX-3 emerges from the left side of the quadrant, carrying SCP-XXX-2 on its shoulders. SCP-XXX-3 begins to pound its chest and grunt, and SCP-XXX-2 jumps off of its back just before it begins to charge.)

(As SCP-XXX-2 watches, SCP-XXX-3 runs down a row of lockers, ricocheting off of and prying the doors off of several. It comes to rest at the end of the row, out of view of the camera; then, it charges down the next row of lockers.)

(SCP-XXX-2 hoots and claps its hands as SCP-XXX-3 repeats its actions.)


(In the southeast quadrant of Site-16's basement, SCP-XXX-4 has climbed to the top of a pile of safes. It sits on the topmost safe, and attempts to pry open a small container with its hands and teeth.)

(SCP-XXX-1 is still encased in gelatin, and lies on the floor next to SCP-XXX-5. SCP-XXX-5 continues to pry pieces of gelatin from the block containing SCP-XXX-1, and a large pile of shredded gelatin is visible on the floor surrounding it.)

SCP-XXX-1: Hey, you! Uh… you're a chimp, right? You kind of look like one. Uh… hey!

//(SCP-XXX-4 screeches as it successfully breaks open the safe. A matchbox