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Item #: SCP-3928

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the nature of SCP-3928, reliable and permanent containment of any kind is currently unfeasible. Positive identification of a SCP-3928 manifestation is cause for the immediate transmission of a SIGMA-91 signal, evacuation of all population centers within a 150km radius, and possible amnesiation/termination of exposed personnel at the discretion of the project supervisor. The use of military force against SCP-3928 is strictly disallowed, as such activity is likely to stress existing countermeasures and endanger both civilian and Foundation personnel. Response efforts are to be solely utilitarian in nature, with medical aid provided as necessary and only in scenarios deemed safe by a supervising Class-B HAZ/CL officer. Collection of tissue samples or other physical remnants of SCP-3928 is strictly forbidden.

As of 389 days following initial classification, SCP-3928 has been subject to seven (7) containment transfers and eleven (11) containment breaches, nine (9) of which were successful. The rate at which these Special Containment Procedures are revised makes it difficult to provide specific information regarding the entity's detainment and proper operating procedures in the surrounding area. Until a permanent containment solution can be produced, SCP-3928 is to be held at Site-212 in a sealed container composed of concrete and lined with a resistant steel alloy capable of diminishing outgoing sound. D-Class personnel are to inspect the cell for holes or openings on a daily basis and report their findings to the site supervisor, pending possible repair operations. It is imperative that all audio near the containment chamber and in the facility be kept to as minimal a level as possible. PA/intercom systems at Site-212 have been indefinitely disabled to facilitate this effort; no evacuation or emergency signals will be transmitted in an auditory capacity. Personnel are encouraged to frequently ensure they have not received any pager alerts.

Upon the positive confirmation of SCP-3928's presence in a given area of operations, or AO, all safety procedures outlined in this document are to be immediately implemented and followed strictly as they are described below. Deviation from predetermined operation guidelines is considered a threat to the Foundation and societal normalcy, to be met with disciplinary action appropriate to the offense committed. Such policies are as follows:

  • Visual contact with SCP-3928 is to be broken as soon as possible. No personnel are to establish or maintain visual contact for any reason until a minimum safe radius (roughly 300m) has been established.
  • All orifices must be covered or sealed in some capacity. Standard Level I HAZMAT suits have been deemed sufficient for short-term exposure to SCP-3928 but are not adequate for periods exceeding 30 minutes. Coughing, watering eyes, and bleeding from orifices are indications of potential infestation. Appropriate action (described in Section 09 of the Field Operations Handbook) must be taken should these symptoms be exhibited to prevent a possible XK-class scenario.
  • Sound must be eliminated entirely or kept to as minimal a level as possible. Audio in excess of 15 dB is likely to incite an aggressive response from SCP-3928. Communication between Foundation operatives should be conducted non-verbally, preferably through the use of hand gestures or sign language.

Description: SCP-3928 designates a quadrupedal organism of unknown genus and origin aesthetically resembling Locusta migratoria (Migratory locust). The general appearance of SCP-3928 entails numerous anomalous properties, including abnormal size (measured to roughly 50x that of a typical Locusta migratoria specimen), an unidentified external organ along the underside of the thorax, and several additional eyes embedded throughout the subject's exoskeleton. SCP-3928 exhibits hostility and high levels of aggression to any other living organism and, provided it is not restrained or confined to its containment chamber, will relentlessly pursue its chosen target until said target either expires or is ███████, generally leaving 82% of remaining tissue unidentifiable. SCP-3928 is herbivorous and will not consume any non-vegetative matter, even that belonging to its victims. No evidence of sentience or sapience has been observed despite exhaustive testing.

When in a non-active state (generally described as any behavioral pattern not involving pursuit of a target), SCP-3928 will emit audio of varying complexity and purpose through use of its legs and wings. Excluding isolated exceptions, this audio is typically a segment or selected movement from a classical music symphony, with Mozart and Bach selected very frequently. As there is no obvious component of SCP-3928's physiology that would allow it to produce these sounds, the manner by which it emits this music remains unknown and the subject of ongoing research. Effects produced by these emissions vary, but are mostly hazardous to human function and, at times, pose a considerable risk of an imminent containment breach. If SCP-3928 has detected that no other living organisms are capable of hearing its music, it will relocate to a new area to accomplish this or remove any barrier suppressing sounds regardless of its structural integrity. Any exposure to SCP-3928's music is sufficient to induce the corresponding effect; unless totally deafened, subjects will be unable to prevent exposure.

SCP-3928 was first encountered by the Foundation on 09/22/████ outside the town of ██████, Germany, notable for its historical relevance to classical music of the post-Renaissance period. Though it was dormant when photographed by aerial reconnaissance teams, the approach of Mobile Task Force 91-Kepler was perceived as a threat by SCP-3928 and it subsequently entered an active state, emitting segments of The Requiem in D minor, K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Subsequently, members of MTF 91-Kepler appeared to suffer from ████████████ and began ██████ profusely, resulting in exposure of internal organs and rapid blood loss. SCP-3928 was temporarily contained after a support team protected by artificial deafening equipment lured it into a containment transport unit and later transferred to long term detainment. The majority of MTF 91-Kepler was posthumously commended.

Addendum I: Log 221-C-01

The following is a log of selected incidents involving music emitted by SCP-3928.

Incident Reference Number Music Involved Notes
3928-01 Fur Elise (Beethoven) Music emitted after an unmanned vehicle equipped with a camera and microphone entered SCP-3928's containment chamber. The music was subsequently captured by the vehicle and transmitted to the control center, resulting in all personnel suffering from unexplained molecular disintegration. Due to the nature of this incident, no tissue remnants were recovered.
3928-03 Unknown Music believed to have been composed by Mozart; exact symphony unknown. Two D-Class subjects entered SCP-3928's containment chamber equipped with civilian earmuffs. SCP-3928 subsequently ██████ the first subject before emitting the aforementioned music, resulting in the subject collapsing to the ground in severe agony. Following several seconds of screaming and unexplained lacerations, small organisms resembling Locusta migratoria emerged from the subject's skin, eyes, nose, mouth, anus, hands, and the top of the head. A post-incident autopsy revealed evidence of these specimens existing in the subject for quite some time despite preliminary X-Rays finding no internal abnormalities. All specimens, save for SCP-3928, were subsequently destroyed.
3928-11 Toccata in D-Minor (Bach) One D-Class subject entered SCP-3928's containment chamber with no protective equipment. SCP-3928 immediately began emitting music; the D-Class subject subsequently began touching his face in apparent pain. After several seconds, both of the subject's eyeballs detached from their sockets and fell to the ground, though no severe trauma appeared to have been inflicted in the process; over the course of several minutes, the nose, fingers, toes, and lips all atrophied despite the subject remaining alive and conscious. It is assumed the violent thrashing detected by pressure sensors in SCP-3928's was the D-Class subject convulsing in pain. After roughly 82 minutes, the subject was permitted to exit the containment chamber, at which time he was apprehended by security personnel and moved into medical detainment. The subject remains alive at this time; research is ongoing.
3928-19 Spring (Vivaldi) Due to a wiring issue, SCP-3928's containment chamber was briefly connected to the PA system within Dr. Michaelson's office. Before security personnel were able to evacuate Dr. Michaelson, SCP-3928 began emitting music. A subsequent assessment conducted by the recovery team concluded that Dr. Michaelson had inexplicably been transported to the roof of the facility and impaled through the lower jaw onto a radio antenna. Dr. Michaelson was conscious at the time of the team's arrival, but subsequently expired upon removal from the antenna. Further information regarding this incident is classified.
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