Item #: SCP-243
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: The object must be contained within an iron bowl at all times. All other tested methods of containment have proved to be insufficient. Object must remain secured in an iron-lined room. Assigned staff members with level 1/243 security clearance are to check the container thrice weekly.
Description: SCP-243 was recovered from a meteorite impact in Peekskill, New York, on October 9, 1992. Local authorities described the rock as warm to the touch, expected for an object that had just fallen through the atmosphere. Examination of the meteorite revealed it to be of stony-iron type.
As the meteorite was dissected for study, several liquid globules visually similar to elemental mercury leaked from pores in the rock and pooled on the table. These globules reacted violently with lab equipment and quickly vaporized or burned through the lab floor. Personnel in contact with the substance showed signs of rapid physical and mental breakdown. Any personnel showing symptoms such as fragile, glasslike extremities and unstoppable bouts of screaming must be moved to the quarantine area in order to begin the extraction of the substance.
Scientific technicians theorize that the substance is possibly viral in nature, and upon being in physical contact with a person, may begin to take over bodily processes to produce more of the substance. Plans have been finalized to prepare a stockpile of the substance for an effective retaliation strike in case of a biological attack from a rogue country.