undeux:static-in-my-head

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SCP-XXXX

SCP-XXXX

Item #: XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-XXXX is to be contained within a standard Safe-class locker. SCP-XXXX is to remain unplugged while not undergoing tests. On the occasion that maintenance must be performed on SCP-XXXX, a tape containing no audio and displaying television noise must be played. Under no circumstances are regular broadcasts to be played on SCP-XXXX.

Description:
SCP-XXXX is a color television set, manufactured in 1959. SCP-XXXX’s anomlous properties manifest when two criteria are met: First, that a broadcast displaying a sentient creature is playing. Secondly, a person, designated SCP-XXXX-1, watches SCP-XXXX.

When these two criteria are met, SCP-XXXX-1 will undergo several stages of SCP-XXXX infection. SCP-XXXX-1 will report a incessent migraine, claiming continuous buzzing or ‘static’ in their head. Four to six hours after the first signs of SCP-XXXX’s effects, excessive production of intraocular fluid in the eyes and saliva in the mouth will begin. Production of the aforementioned fluids increases exponentially as time passes, until twenty-four hours after the first signs of SCP-XXXX’s effects. In this stage, SCP-XXXX-1 will undergo seizures and subsequent brain death. Leading up to this point, brain activity is shown to increase dramatically, with the aforementioned brain death caused by SCP-XXXX-1's nervous system being incapable of support its own activity.

History:
SCP-XXXX was discovered July 31, 2018 in a Soviet research facility, decommissioned after the Cold War. Included here are letters pertaining to the development of SCP-XXXX. The letters have been translated into English; the original Russian can be found in Site-XX’s archive wings. Please consult Head Researcher Gogol for access.


To Mr. Andropov,

Following our meeting pertaining the anomalous item recently brought into our custody, my team of researchers have proposed re-development of Project Ed Sullivan for KGB usage. We believe that this can tip the balance of current US relations into our favor, and will be invaluable in getting an edge over the Americans.

Sincerely, Dr. Ivanov
Head of Researching and Development

To Dr. Ivanov,

Consider Project Ed Sullivan re-opened. For Russia’s sake, I hope you do not fail again. Have it ready by August.

Cordially yours, Yuri Andropov.
Chairman of the KGB.

To Mr. Andropov,

Unforeseen side effects have affected the development of Project Ed Sullivan. While KGB agents are able to broadcast themselves onto it with no ill side effects, civilians intend to be hosts experience total brain death and seizures instead of the desired effects. I formally apologize and request more time, as well as more test subjects.

Sincerely, Dr. Ivanov
Head of Researching and Development

To Dr. Ivanov,

I must deny this request. It has been months after the deadline, and you have made no progress besides wasting both our time and test subjects. I am officially putting a stop to this. Your team has failed in making sure the broadcasted consciousness overloads the watcher’s consciousness without causing brain death. Project Ed Sullivan is to be kept in a locked storage unit, and you will be transferred to a different, more successful project. Do not disappoint me again.

Cordially yours, Yuri Andropov.
Chairman of the KGB.

NOTICE FROM THE FOUNDATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Upon discovery of SCP-XXXX’s intended affects, I request to re-open Project Ed Sullivan. This technology may be useful in both allowing reconnaissance to overload pre-existing people’s bodies, and may even be applicable in memory and consciousness storage across multiple bodies. The Foundation has more research capabilities and knowledge about the anomalous than Soviet Russia ever did, and I am faithful that given time, we can succeed.

— Dr. Gogol, Head Researcher.