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Item #: SCP-039
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-039 is currently sealed in a steel-lined room of reinforced concrete. The two-stage airlock must have one section sealed at all times. Any personnel attempting experimentation on SCP-039 must do so via robotic assistance. No biological material is allowed in containment area. Anything coming in contact with SCP-039 is to be held in the airlock for 24 hours and observed for any infestation. Any biological matter coming in contact with, or infested by, SCP-039 is to be terminated and sealed in containment area. Any and all electronic equipment within a fifty meter radius of SCP-039 is to be incased in heavy EMI shielding.
SCP-039 was recovered from India, in a town uninhabited for several years. It is unclear if SCP-039 is actually an animal, as its structure is more akin to a crystalline formations then DNA. SCP-039 is a form of parasite, several inches long at maturity but microscopic at its larval or spore stage. It seeks out higher mammals, bonding via several small claws to the hosts spine. One host may have multiple infestations of SCP-039. SCP-039 takes over the bodys autonomic nervous system, thus making removal deadly to the host, fills the host bloodstream with spores, then becomes dormant. These spores migrate out to the dermis after a few days, encapsulating in cysts below the epidermis. Hosts report a slightly increased level of forgetfulness and a vague sense of paranoia.