Scp 5296 3

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Item #: SCP-5296

Object Class: Dependent1

Special Containment Procedures: Per ruling of the Ethics Committee, a veil is to be maintained regarding SCP-5296 so long as it instills genuine belief of SCP-5296's existence. Personnel with lower security clearance have been provided with a file detailing a false description of SCP-5296 in an effort to reduce any further potential conflict.

In accordance with the ruling made by the Ethics Committee on 25/09/2027, the Foundation is to make no attempts to harm SCP-5296.

If any concerns are raised regarding the fake description of SCP-5296, they are to be dismissed and, if repeatedly brought forward, to be reported to Site Command who will decide how to proceed.

The only known instance of SCP-5296 (designated SCP-5296-α) is currently in Foundation custody.

Description: SCP-5296 is a disembodied, semi-physical humanoid whose existence appears to be tied to the genuine belief of said existence by human observers. Belief in crude images or misrepresentations of SCP-5296 is also sufficient for it to exist. Any genuine belief in its existence is effectively "made true.”

It is currently unknown if SCP-5296-α is the only instance “in existence”; however, there have been several unverified reports by staff of the appearance of other instances.

Humans who perceive instances of SCP-5296 remain inconsistent in their observations, however a larger degree of coherence has been achieved in recent tests involving SCP-5296-α.

Addendum-5296-A
On 25/06/2027, the Ethics Committee held a meeting to decide how to advise Site-11 staff regarding Senior Researcher Aster's findings about the potential that SCP-5296 relies on humans to exist.

The following is an extract of the Ethics Committee's discussion (as taken from the logs of the meeting) on SCP-5296, as well as the statement that was sent to Site Command:


NOTICE TO SITE COMMAND AND PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO SCP-5296

Per recent Ethics Committee ruling and subsequent testing of SCP-5296, all personnel who are currently, or were in past, assigned to SCP-5296 are to report to B5-24 for a briefing regarding changes to containment. Site Command is to read over and implement the changes proposed in the attached document.

— ██████ Mathiesson, The Ethics Committee

Addendum-5296-B

So we still don't really know much about SCP-5296. In fact, we're still unsure if it even exists, never mind this whole question of its sapience.

But the Ethics Committee were quite clear in their judgement: while we acknowledge the likelihood the SCP-5296 doesn't exist, we must treat them with the respect and care we would expect in their position, just in case they do.

And not doing so would be an unbelievable mistake.

Senior Researcher Aster

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