Item #: SCP-3145
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3145 is to be contained in situ within SCP-3145-1. The access door to SCP-3145-1 is to be constructed of reinforced steel with an electro-release lock mechanism. The outside of the door is disguised as a janitorial closet, while the inside is lined with 6 cm of industrial foam padding.
Due to the results of Exploration IV, no personnel are permitted to access SCP-3145-1.
Description: SCP-3145 is an entity of unknown properties, appearing as a pale humanoid face with no visible pupils, nostrils or mouth. From limited observation, it is known that SCP-3145 is hostile to human life and capable of leaving gouges in solid stone. It does not seem to be able to force exit of SCP-3145-1, but the possibility of its escape cannot be allowed. Subjects encountering SCP-3145 exhibit signs of intense fear and paranoia, though it cannot be ascertained whether these reactions are natural or anomalous.
SCP-3145-1 is a platform staircase with no known endpoint. Stairs descend at a 38 degree angle for 13 steps before reaching a semicircular landing approximately 3 m in diameter. Light sources are required for exploration, as no light fixtures or windows are present, and the design of SCP-3145-1 limits visibility past 1.5 flights. As SCP-3145-1 seems to absorb light, light sources stronger than 75 watts have proven to be ineffective.
Subjects exploring SCP-3145-1 report the sound of a young child in distress from somewhere below, confirmed by audio recordings. The source of this sound is reported to be approximately 200 m below the initial platform; however, no amount of descent has brought subjects any closer to said source. The depth recorded during Exploration IV surpasses what should be physically possible for the structure and its geological surroundings.
Addendum: Interview 3145-01
Interviewer: Dr. Dorcas Falzon, Head Researcher, SCP-3145
Foreword: During the Exploration III of SCP-3145-1, SCP-3145 was seen to peer into the camera. It then began speaking. Dr. Falzon was present during the event, and facilitated communication.
<Begin Log, 19:27>
SCP-3145: Hello? Anyone there?
Falzon: SCP-3145, can you hear me?
SCP-3145: Ah, it's you, Doc. Yeah, I can hear you.
Falzon: What it is you want?
SCP-3145: Um, how to put this? I want more explorers.
Falzon: Excuse me?
SCP-3145: More D-Class. You know. Like the crazy chick you sent down here to sneak around. I really got her with that busted step, but I gotta say, the rate you send these poor bastards in is lousy. I'm getting bored down here!
Falzon: SCP-3145, we are not going to needlessly sacrifice more personnel just so you can kill them.
SCP-3145: Aw, c'mon! Think of it like a challenge. She got way further down than any of the others. I'll even give the next one a head-start, say… Fifteen flights? Maybe twenty! I mean, I hardly even have to do anything to spook them once they're locked in, and just as long as we've been talking, I've come up with like, two more ways I could try and kill them. It'll be fun!
Falzon: This is not what I could consider fun.
SCP-3145: Well, maybe not for you. But since it's kinda dark and that kid won't shut up, y'know, options are limited. I might actually get tired of this one pretty soon.
Falzon: If you desire better accommodations, they can always be arranged.
SCP-3145: [sighs] Yeah, maybe I should just move on. Unless you're gonna try another exploration, that is.
<End Log, 19:33>
Closing Statement: Exploration IV was undertaken on ██/██/████. Following the events of this exploration, no further explorations have been authorized.