SCP-3038
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SCP-3038 visible during the expulsion of SCP-3038-B. (low-light photo)

Item #: SCP-3038

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3038 is currently located at research Site-157. Samples of SCP-3038-B should be incinerated or collected for testing, adhering to standard hazardous materials protocol.

Host-3038 is kept in an on-site personnel apartment and is monitored by an infrared surveillance apparatus. At the end of SCP-3038's active phase, Host-3038 is to be administered a Class-A amnestic. During SCP-3038's inactive phase, Host-3038 may be granted access to on-site common services and will continue to aid research.

Description: SCP-3038 denotes a localized gravitational anomaly within the right eye of adult female ███ ████, designated Host-3038. Host-3038 exhibits no anomalous attributes and, besides retinal blindness, is unaffected by the presence SCP-3038 during its inactive phases.

SCP-3038 exhibits an average gravitational field of 28.72 m/s²1 throughout its area of effect. This force extends in a 1 millimeter radius. Around the outer extent of SCP-3038, a "film" of loose matter orbits, composed of a non-periodic element which rapidly decays when removed from SCP-3038. This film acts as a "buffer" between SCP-3038 and the gravitational force of the earth.

SCP-3038's affects have compiled 8 spherical structures 200 to 600 micrometers in diameter (designated SCP-3038-A-2 through SCP-3038-A-9) in orbit around a centralized object 1 millimeter in diameter (designated SCP-3038-A-1). SCP-3038-A-2 through SCP-3038-A-9 are composed of Host-3038's cells (mostly photoreceptors and erythrocytes), foreign bodies such as dust, and trace amounts of non-periodic elements. SCP-3038-A-1 orbits closely to the central point of SCP-3038, and resembles a Red Giant star, both in composition and appearance.

Every 40 to 70 days, the film of SCP-3038 will degrade, commencing the "active" phase. Small bodies of dust, rock, and ice from an unknown source will be thrown by SCP-3038-A-1 through the eye, permeating the pupil's membrane without causing damage. The expelled matter will drift from Host-3038, mixing with dusts from the atmosphere. This combined substance is denoted SCP-3038-B. After the shedding of SCP-3038-B, the film of SCP-3038 will not regenerate for 23 minutes. In this time, SCP-3038 can be observed freely, given that all SCP-3038-B has been cleared.

Observation has shown accelerated time-progression within SCP-3038. While an exact age is impossible to determine, monitoring of SCP-3038's celestial activity has suggested SCP-3038-A-1 has aged at least 6 billion years while in containment. Monitoring of instances SCP-3038-A-2 through SCP-3038-9 has shown that, while all present periodic elements have undergone the expected amount of deterioration, all non-periodic elements have resisted deterioration. While it seems SCP-3038-A-1 will eventually die, the effect its death will have on SCP-3038 remains uncertain.

Documentation on Psychoanomalous Properties: SCP-3038-B has been found to evoke one of several psychoanomalous reactions in any human whose cells are contacted by it2. SCP-3038-B will lose its anomalous properties within 30 minutes of initial contamination. These reactions have included:

  • A fever of 40.5°C, along with all expected symptoms of high fever such as vomiting, sweating, and fatigue. As fever increases within Host-3038, the expulsion of SCP-3038-B becomes more violent and SCP-3038-A-1 burns hotter, sustaining the reaction for periods of up to 13 days.
  • Lapsing into a semi-comatose state, in which the affected will remain conscious of reality but will be unable to move.
  • Audiovisual hallucinations of varying natures. Most common are vivid audiovisual hallucinations of inconsistent nature; the majority of hallucinations play on common instinctual fears such as insects, strangers, predatory animals, ambiguous monsters, etc. Also common are vague audiovisual hallucinations, 90% of which are forgotten after completion.
  • While 40% of recalled hallucinations seem to be of a random nature, 50% seem to detail an event 50 days before or after contact with SCP-3038-B, although events after contact usually vary from previous psychoanomalous hallucinations in several regards. 10% of recalled hallucinations are vivid, false accounts of events 50 days before or after contact with SCP-3038-B, and actions taken in response to these false events have consistently caused incidents of varying severity.

As SCP-3038 has aged, the anomalous effects of SCP-3038-B have grown more pronounced. Additionally, more matter seems to be expelled each active phase. Further attempts to determine the source of these substances have been inconclusive. These substances consistently enter SCP-3038 from 1 of 4 trajectories originating in an anomalous space, seemingly between SCP-3038's "film" and the edge of SCP-3038. This suggests a larger, non-observable extent to SCP-3038.

Documentation Regarding Host-3038: On ██/██/1999, Dr. ███ ████ was transferred from former Site-187 to Site-157 as a Level-2 researcher studying SCP-████.

Shortly after Dr. ███ ████s arrival at Site-157, SCP-3038 was discovered and brought into containment. Physical inspection of Dr. ███ ████ before transferral showed no anomalies, and interviews have consistently shown Dr. ███ ████ to have no knowledge of how SCP-3038 was acquired.

Considering what happened at Site-187-D, I'm not surprised that it might've caused something like this. Host-3038 was a good researcher, and so long as we're playing this safe and following proper protocol regarding SCP-3038 and SCP-3038-B, I see no reason to detain Host-3038 indefinitely.

- Dr. Gregory Brimmings, Personnel Director of Site-157.

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