SCP-5739
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A photo of SCP-5739 taken upon containment appearing over the body of Emily Cole.

Item #: SCP-5739

Object Class: Neutralized

Special Containment Procedures: The remains of SCP-5739 are contained in a storage folder in the cryostorage wing of Site-73. Legible SCP-5739-1 instances are to be recorded and stored in the aforementioned unit. Personnel with a clearance level of 2 or higher are permitted to access the remains of SCP-5739.

Description: SCP-5739 was a 1.5-meter tall biological entity composed entirely of human epidermises. Despite its composition, SCP-5739 maintained a rigid structure resembling a pachyderm cranium. Prior to neutralization, SCP-5739 hovered approximately two meters above any surface at all times.

SCP-5739-1 instances are 35-centimeter x 35-centimeter divisions of SCP-5739 that have physically detached from SCP-5739 by a process that is similar to exfoliative dermatitis1. SCP-5739-1 instances have English phrases etched into them by what has been hypothesized to be human fingernails. Examples of SCP-5739-1 instances have been recorded below. Given their potential significance, each SCP-5739-1 instance is to be given a unique designation.

Discovery: On 04/12/2015, 12-year-old Emily Cole’s body was discovered in her place of residence in Omaha, Nebraska. The entirety of her skin was absent from her corpse. SCP-5739 was recorded levitating above Emily's body, motionless. Emily Cole's older brother, Albert Cole, contacted the local police station over a telephone call, where he was intercepted by an embedded Foundation agent working within the police force. Albert Cole exhibited extreme anxiety during his required interview; turning to look into empty hallways, being startled at mild contact with objects, and disregarding personnel. He was amnesticized shortly after and all symptoms ceased.

The following SCP-5739-1 instance was located beside Emily Cole's corpse.

SCP-5739-1-1:

RESTLESSLY LEND
UNKNOWN BLEND
NEWLY DISTEND

ABSENTLY MEND
WEND AROUND THE BEND
ASCEND
YOU CANNOT PRETEND

ELEPHANT FRIEND
MY DEAREST FRIEND
I DO NOT TEND
LIKE YOU INTEND
YOUR END

Addendum 5739-1: SCP-5739 has exhibited no notable behavior since its containment. DNA testing has determined that SCP-5739 is composed of epidermal tissue belonging to multiple unidentified individuals.

Incidents that mirror SCP-5739's Discovery have been recovered from multiple eyewitness accounts in Omaha, Nebraska. All of these eyewitness accounts were gathered within a psychiatric ward. These patients were all diagnosed with prolonged mass hysteria. Albert Cole is placed on a psychological trauma watchlist.

The following SCP-5739-1 instance was recovered directly underneath SCP-5739 within its cell shortly after genetic testing.

SCP-5739-1-2:

COVER THE SOUND
ALL BUT THE WESTBOUND
NOTICE THE BACKGROUND

YOULL COME AROUND
OTHERWISE UNFOUND
UNSPEAKINGLY DROWNED

HEAR THEIR SOUND
ENCASED AND WOUND
ADMITTEDLY UNFOUND
REALIZED THEIR POUND

MESSAGES UNBOUND
ELEPHANT FOUND

Addendum 5739-2: On 27/12/2015, security footage showed SCP-5739 experiencing minute convulsions. 1 minute and 26 seconds proceeding the beginning of the convulsions SCP-5739 forcefully ruptured, covering the surrounding area with its remains.

Two D-Class personnel were instructed to enter SCP-5739's containment cell and clear the security cameras of all debris. Upon closer examination, all remains of SCP-5739 appeared to be SCP-5739-1 instances. 99.62% of the SCP-5739-1 instances were illegible due to congealing between instances and a large quantity of what was later determined to be sweat. The remaining SCP-5739-1 instances were determined to be non-anomalous, and an official cleaning crew was dispatched. The following is a transcript of the inscriptions on the recovered SCP-5739-1 instances.

SCP-5739-1-3:

IF YOU WERE IN
THOSE PEOPLE THAT BEGIN

THE PAPER THIN
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
OBSERVE THE DIN
KNOWINGLY THIN

THERE IS A SIN
HOUSED INSIDE SKIN
ELEPHANT GRIN
ITS ALWAYS BEEN
RELEASE THE TWIN

SOULS INSIDE SKIN
KEEP DEEP WITHIN
I FEEL THE TWIN
NEVER WILL YOU WIN

SCP-5739-1-4:

LITTLE YOU CAN SCREAM
EMPTY YOU WILL TEEM
THEY HEAR YOU SCREAM

USELESSLY SCHEME
SCREAMING UPSTREAM

DID YOU DREAM
IN SOFTENED GLEAM
ELEPHANT SEAM

SCP-5739-1-5:

WHAT FUN
HAVE YOU WON
ATTEMPTED RUN
THE PRICE OF FUN

HELL MUST RUN
AWAY FROM ONE
VARIETY BUT ONE
EVERYONE

WHEN YOU ARE NONE
EVER SO DONE

DONE
ONLY UNSPUN
NO NEED FOR FUN
ELEPHANT WON

SCP-5739-1-6:

GATHER INSIDE
OUR SMALL STRIDE
OTHERS TRIED
DIED
BECKON THE TIDE
YOU CAN CONFIDE
ELEPHANT HIDE

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