Item #: SCP-1629
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: All personnel assigned to SCP-1629 must achieve a score of 89 or greater on the Foundation Standard Compliance Examination (SCE-V.4) and must be cleared of all regression-spectrum psychiatric disorders. Personnel must comply with biweekly psychiatric counseling. Containment protocols for SCP-1629 are to be implemented by 2 distinct teams; containment teams are not to interact, outside of meetings between team directors.
Team A is to monitor containment of SCP-1629-1 at Site-59. SCP-1629-1 is to be housed in a standard humanoid containment cell and monitored 24 hours daily. No personnel are permitted access to the containment chamber. Any change in SCP-1629-1's behavior is to be reported immediately. A secondary chamber, directly adjacent to SCP-1629-1's chamber and accessible to said chamber will house a Type-Picumnus D-Class personnel. The access point between the two chambers must comprise of a plain steel unlocked door. Should SCP-1629-1 become active, personnel are to monitor the event to completion and, following SCP-1629-1's return to its chamber, collect and remove the D-Class personnel.
Team B is to select D-Class personnel for the application of Procedure-203-Picumnus, administer the procedure, and monitor said personnel following the process. All Type-Picumnus D-Class personnel are to be given weekly psychological analysis: should any individual fail to meet satisfactory Type-Picumnus criteria, they are to be administered additional treatment or terminated (at the discretion of the Team B director). For information on all surgical protocols, implements, and pharmaceuticals required for Procedure-203-Picumnus, see DOCUMENT-SCP-1629-PICUMNUS (CLEARANCE 3/1629 REQUIRED).
SCP-1629-2 is to remain barred from the public and under constant surveillance; any change in the anomalous activity therein is to be reported immediately.
Type-M Civilians are no longer authorized for usage in SCP-1629 containment protocols.
Description: SCP-1629-1 is a humanoid entity standing at 2 meters tall and possessing a mass of 45kg. The entity has pale Caucasian skin tone with a heavily emaciated frame and no visible orifices or facial features. Its limbs are underdeveloped and lack hands or feet, terminating in crude clubs. SCP-1629-1 does not require oxygen, sleep, or sustenance.
At most times, SCP-1629-1 is idle and remains stationary, typically sitting on the ground. However, once every 10-17 weeks, SCP-1629-1 will become active and attempt to approach the nearest isolated child between the ages of 4 and 11. If the path is obstructed in some manner, the entity will disappear and manifest in close proximity to its target, but never in direct view of it.
Upon making contact, SCP-1629-1 will begin communicating with the subject; how this occurs is unclear, however, a variable voice (always belonging to an adult) is audible being generated by SCP-1629-1. Based on dialogue recorded from these events, it appears that the subject perceives SCP-1629-1 as human. These events, typically lasting between 1 and 4 hours, resemble psychological therapy sessions or counseling, and entail the subject divulging personal and detailed accounts of their childhood (whether or not this effect is compulsory or not is unknown). During this process, a face identical to that of the subject (barring skin tone) will develop in place of where the entity's face would be. The expression is variable, but appears dependent on the nature of the childhood in question. Following these events, SCP-1629-1 will leave the area, and the subject will be left in a permanent catatonic state. The face present on SCP-1629-1 will remain until approximately 1 week prior to the next event, but will slowly relocate from the entity's head to its abdomen before disappearing. Attempts to interrupt the event prior to conclusion will result in SCP-1629-1 disappearing prematurely and attempting to locate an alternative target.
SCP-1629-2 is the abandoned [REDACTED] Preschool in [REDACTED], approximately 2.7km from the location of SCP-1629-1's apprehension. Initially designated separately as SCP-███, SCP-1629-1's close proximity to the anomaly prompted further investigation, which discovered a link between SCP-1629-1's active periods and events within SCP-1629-2.
At the conclusion of each SCP-1629-1 event, the door leading into the main play room of SCP-1629-2 will autonomously open and close. Over the course of the next 10-17 weeks, various objects in the room will levitate as if handled by an individual. Approximately 1 week prior to SCP-1629-1's next active period, an unseen force or entity will strike the entrance door several times in quick succession (audio analysis has determined that the source of these strikes originates from within the room). The door has not been observed to sustain damage from these events.
Addendum [1629-001]: Ethics Committee Conclusion
It is our majority opinion that the continued usage of Type-M Civilians in the containment of SCP-1629 is a violation of the Foundation's duty to Protect. While it has been made very clear that our mandate requires the containment, not destruction of anomalies, we are forced to conclude that further holding of SCP-1629 at the expense of ordinary and innocent children is not an acceptable moral lapse. Therefore, we give this directive to Site-59: if during the following 3 months no alternative containment procedure can be devised that does not entail the use of Type-M Civilians, SCP-1629-1 is to be terminated.
Addendum [1629-002]: Response from Site-59
After considerable research and testing, we can conclude that SCP-1629-1 does not react to the physical age of its targets, but rather their psychological development. D-Class personnel with severely regressed personalities are equally capable of provoking a response from SCP-1629-1. That being said, D-Class with these necessities are a rare commodity, and in an effort to rectify this situation, we have developed Procedure-203-Picumnus. Type-Picumnus D-Class personnel demonstrate the same level of responsiveness from SCP-1629-1 as both normal children and naturally-regressed adults. We are ready to transfer entirely from Type-M Civilians to Type-Picumnus D-Class personnel and hope that this satisfies the directive.