SCP-3827
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SCP-3827-1 during execution of 9-OMEGA.

Item #: SCP-3827

Object Class: Keter Neutralised

Special Containment Procedures: The remains of SCP-3827 are to be closed off from public access. Inspection must take place every day to ensure that there are no SCP-3827-2 instances in the wreckage. Should any SCP-3827-2 instances be found in the wreckage, classification will immediately elevate to Keter and Procedure 9-OMEGA will be enacted immediately.

Any personnel tasked with inspecting SCP-3827-1 are to be equipped with the following:

  • 1 fully body, type 1/type A hazmat suit. Personnel must also wear a full body rubber suit underneath the hazmat suit
  • 1 flamethrower, equipped with 20 minutes of fuel
  • 1 industrial flashlight, with a battery capacity of at least 8 hours. At least 3 additional 8 hour batteries must be provided
  • 1 fire-axe
  • 200 metres of steel wire rope
  • 1 digital camera capable of storing 10GB of photographs

Personnel are to maintain radio contact, and must be sent in groups of at least 5. Should any personal fail to report, a rescue attempt may be made by their group members. Should 1 hour pass with personnel failing to report, they are to be declared dead and no further rescue attempts are to be made.

Description: SCP-3827 consists of two components; these being SCP-3827-1 and SCP-3827-2.

SCP-3827-1 is an abandoned hospital located in [REDACTED], Moldova. SCP-3827-1 is in a dilapidated state due to it being abandoned in ███, and the damage caused by 9-OMEGA. However, the hospital is completely covered in webs due to SCP-3827-2. SCP-3827-1's only anomalous property is its temperature; which sits at a consistent -7°C. Attempts to significantly alter this temperature have so far proved unfruitful. SCP-3827-1 is the native habitat of SCP-3827-2.

SCP-3827-2 is a species of spider resembling the latrodectus6 genus. SCP-3827-2 instances are venomous, and their venom is a latrotoxin7. SCP-3827-2 instances are are able to resist the -7°C temperature of SCP-3827-1 with no negative effects. However, aside from this, they are not particularly hardy, and can be squashed like any other non-anomalous spider. Due to the extreme population of SCP-3827-2 instances however; flamethrowers are best advised as the method of terminating instances. Due to sexual dimorphism, females are significantly larger than their male counterparts.

SCP-3827-2 instances' diet consists mostly of insects. However, they have also been observed to consume small lizards, other spiders, mice, small birds. In cases where other food is not available, SCP-3827-2 instances will consume each other.

SCP-3827-2 instances' reproduction methods are identical to those of a faculative parasite8. While SCP-3827-2 instances are able to reproduce much like a normal spider of the latrodectus genus; their preferred method of reproduction is infection of mammals via their fertilised eggs. SCP-3827-2 instances are able to release their eggs into the air, with are inhaled by mammals causing SCP-3827-2 infection. These eggs can remain dormant for up to 3 years before hatching; however they have been observed to hatch 30 minutes after infection at their fastest. SCP-3827-2 instances have also been observed infecting cadavers. SCP-3827-2 instances will commonly die 1 hour after successfully laying their eggs. Sexual cannibalism of the male has been observed in 100% of cases, to the point where other SCP-3827-2 instances9 will physically restrain males attempting to escape. This behaviour is hypothesised to be be a result of pheromones, though this has not been confirmed.

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Female SCP-3827-2 specimen.

After eggs inside of the host have hatched; SCP-3827-2 instances will attack the lungs while lining them with web. This action typically ends in asphyxiation to the host. SCP-3827-2 instances can live inside of a cadaver for up to 3 years, and reach sexual maturity inside of the cadaver. After this period, the spiders will erupt from the mouth and nose; often numbering in the thousands. These spiders with immediately spread out, and attempt to find suitable locations inside SCP-3827-1.

SCP-3827-2 instances are hostile, and will attempt to attack any living personnel. To locate suitable hosts, SCP-3827-2 instances build web systems; these systems are linked with other instances' webs, giving all SCP-3827-2 instances complete knowledge of moving organisms in contact with webs. These webs are identical to those of other spiders in the latrodectus genus in basic structure. Additionally, webs constructed by SCP-3827-2 instances are almost always observed to contain writing. This writing varies in language, and most commonly includes Romanian, Russian, German, English and Chinese however additional languages have been found including [REDACTED]. Words written on these webs are often pleas for help, and have a cognitohazardous effect.

Personnel viewing, whether directly or by photo/video, writing created by SCP-3827-2 instances will generally express deep anxiety. After approximately 20 minutes of viewing, subjects will begin to act irrationally, often putting themselves and others at risk. This will eventually descend into hysteria and paranoia, usually resulting in SCP-3827-2 infection, and the death of the host.

SCP-3827-2 instances are regularly observed attempting to leave SCP-3827-110 via doors, windows and even ventilation systems. SCP-3827-2 instances successfully leaving SCP-3827-1 will immediately seek a suitable host; and will often release their eggs into the air attempting to infect any suitable hosts. Hosts will normally not notice this infection, and will often return to their homes or habitats. These eggs behave the same as those found in SCP-3827-1; following the same life cycle.

Recovery: SCP-3827 was first made aware to the Foundation when buried Foundation Agents noticed spider webs and spiders resembling the latrodectus genus, with visible words observed on these webs. While this was reported to the Foundation, its classification as an SCP was withheld due to lack of information. It was not until [DATA EXPUNGED] which resulted in ███ casualties that SCP-3827's full effects were noticed. █ individuals were successfully evacuated and placed in custody. Approximately ██ hours later, the individuals expired. SCP-3827-2 instances began crawling out of the expired individuals' mouth, nose and [REDACTED]. Full lock down was put in place, and all SCP-3827-2 instances were successfully terminated via flooding the site with chlorine gas.

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