Item #: SCP-360
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-360 is to be held within a standard security locker, located within Site-77's Safe SCP wing. No personnel above D-Class are to interact with SCP-360. In the event that a member of Foundation personnel becomes affected by SCP-360, they are to report to mandatory psychiatric evaluation. Personnel who are determined to be mentally competent are to be given Level 1 clearance and assigned to low-risk non-anomalous research. Those found to be incapable of completing their duties are to be given Class-B amnestics and be assigned positions in Foundation front organizations.
Description: SCP-360 is a cubical sculpture constructed from copper, with a length of 5.91 cm per side and massing 1.497 kg. Each one of SCP-360's sides has a square hole in the center, while the corners have various irregular protrusions. The interior and exterior surface of the SCP-360 have been plated with a patina of copper carbonate.
Subjects contacting SCP-360 will suffer an acute loss of cognitive ability over a course of several weeks. Initially, this will manifest as slight shaking and slurring of speech. However, as post-exposure time increases, the subjects impairment will become more severe. After 3 weeks, the subject will be unable to communicate via written word. Attempts at vocal communication will result in the subject's gag reflex activating before they can speak. Subjects attempting communication through writing or hand signals will not be able to grasp a writing utensil or move their arms in a coordinated way.
If the subject is repeatedly exposed to SCP-360, the effect will become permanent. In addition, persons coming into physical contact with SCP-360 will suffer immediate damage to the frontal lobe of the brain, dramatically reducing their mental capabilities. If the subject is not removed from SCP-360's area of effect at this time, they will continue to suffer trauma to the brain until they become comatose, at which point SCP-360 will revert to an inert state.
SCP-360 was recovered from a convention center in Atlanta, Georgia, after a spike in admittances to local mental hospitals. Foundation agents discovered all affected persons had attended a private art show put on by a local artist, two months prior to the spike. Investigation into the building resulted in the discovery of SCP-360, in addition to several non-anomalous sculptures assumed to be prototype versions of SCP-360. As of 6/11/1965, SCP-360 has been classified as Safe.
Addendum: Recovered documents of Richard Boyd, who had been affected by SCP-360.
Driving to the convention today. Hoping to see some more of Andrew's work, his stuff really stands out. We're also seeing the artsy guy, from Detroit. I think his name was Marty or something. Anyways, got my suitcase all packed , kissed Mary goodbye, and headed out. Maybe I'll have a new bucket of bolts to ride home in, depending on how the convention goes.
Well then. Certainly had an interesting day. There were some dazzling sculptures, with some big glass star thing and a jar with some big fruit. It looked like something was rummaging around inside it. The big guy, Marty, just had us pass around this brass cube thing. Looked kinda cool. Kinda made my hands feel weird after holding it, but I still liked it. Bought a copy for couple hundred dollars. A bit pricey, but it'll look fantastic on my desk.
Mary was pretty happy to see me. She kissed me when I walked in the door and then asked me how my trip was and I told her it was good.
Cancelled the tour. I just can't speak there anymore. Too many people. The speech lady says it is only stress and that I will be okay soon but I am not sure. Mary says I will be okay. I hope she is right.
Mary keeps pushing me to work on the book. I can not do it. There's nothing here.
I am sorry for not being there any more. Things just are not connecting any place. Going to try and give up writer, to do some thing else. Again sorry for not being done, but see you real soon.