Special Containment Procedures: SCP-409 must be kept sealed in the room at all times, and must be left face down at all times. The black protective should over its reflective surface is not to be removed at any cost.
Description: SCP-409 is a small, and from a distance, a rather nondescript, mirror. Upon closer inspection, the frame filled with intricately carved patterns that have no discernible meaning, but the language team insists it is some sort of foreign script. Small symbols are deeply engraved at intervals along the frame, which is composed of an unknown material resistant to most forms of corrosion or wear. The mirror oddly enough casts no shadow when light is applied to any portion of it.
Item SCP-409 is stored in a brightly lit room, but no monitoring or surveillance equipment is allowed within the room. No visual records of the item exist and to date are not permitted.
SCP-409 appears to cause severe mental instability when viewed directly and cause severe and sometimes fatal mental trauma when viewed indirectly, such as through a camera or photograph. Two subjects have observed the mirror's reflective surface, and according to the subject partner, gazing upon the mirror caused the viewer to be utterly horrified. Bleeding would occur through the eyes. Of specific note is that the second subject began screaming for many minutes, and forcibly unhooked his jaw during the scream. Both subject s died exactly 18 minutes after contact with the Item.
Conclusion: Autopsies report that both subjects brains had hemhorraged completely and nearly liquefied mere minutes after viewing the Item. Some coroners have speculated that the body was no longer controlled by the brain, but acted out of reflex or under the control of a separate entity. SCP-409 is deemed Extremely High Risk and is to be observed and monitored by a 10 person team at all times. All personnel must wear non reflective gear, at all times.