Item #: SCP-789
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: Copies of SCP-789 are to be kept rolled up and bound with two (2) extra-large rubber bands at all times, except for during experiments. No other special storage procedures are required. When not in use, they are to be kept in Dr. Heller's custody, until a suitable permanent holding place can be established.
Description: The first SCP-789 was discovered in a Bazaar in ███████ on ██-██-19██. The buyer, one [DATA EXPUNGED], accused the seller of witchcraft after 789 created a hole in his floor, and was killed in the subsequent mob frenzy. Four days later, Agent █████ arrived on-location, and discovered the rug undamaged in the ashes of a bonfire. It was retrieved, and taken to Site-██. Another 789 did not appear for ██ years, until 19██, in a rural city in Alabama, which resulted in [DATA EXPUNGED]. There are currently ██ rugs in SCP possession, with another ██ confirmed, but unretrieved.
SCP-789 appear to be circular rugs ranging from one (1) to three (3) meters in diameter, of varying designs. Chemical analysis show these rugs to unerringly be made of standard, high-quality wool, approximately 35 years old, colored with various plant-based dyes. Under most circumstances, these rugs are quite normal, excepting their remarkable resistance to damage.
When one of these rugs is spread out onto flat or uniformly-curved surface, the pattern of the rug fades from visibility, revealing beneath it a hole of the exact shape of the disappeared rug. This hole reaches to a depth identical to its diameter, or the other side of the surface it was placed upon. The inside barrier of these hole retain the chemical make-up and texture of the surface. Recent experiments have confirmed that on heterogeneous materials, such as asphalt, the rugs will "subtract" only the most common substance, and other materials will be left as-is, suspended in mid-air, unaffected by gravity, and resistant to movement in equal proportion of the strength of the subtracted material.
A hole will remain indefinitely, until willingly removed. At any time, an SCP-789 hole may be removed, and the rug retrieved, by grabbing the outer rim of the hole, and pulling away from the surface. The SCP will pull away without resistance, unless there is an object on both sides of one or both of the hole's rims, in which case, the hole will remain until the offending object is removed, at which point the rug may be taken manually.
Objects, including other copies of SCP-789, pass through the holes without incident, and under the full normal effects of the environment (winds, magnetic fields, etc.), collisions with suspended objects non-withstanding. Testing of unrolling one 789 inside of another has yet to be approved.
Addendum: The next Class-D I catch trying to use one of the rugs on the wall, floor, ceiling, or anywhere else in or near one of the women's restrooms will be reassigned to Keter duty, preferably something that will end in a violent and painful demise. And, I'll report any other I catch to my nearest superior. We're morally-questionable guardians of the fabric of our universe, not Peeping Toms!
Note: You know what? Where we keep them now obviously isn't working, because I'm still getting reports! From now on, I'll be keeping all of the rugs in my personal possession.
Note: No, I am not interfering with the bureaucratic process simply so I can keep the rugs in my office. I just happen to find them very useful from time to time. Any reports you're hearing of the rugs still being used in the vicinity of women's restrooms and locker rooms are merely rumors. Besides, that big gray one really works the Feng Shui of my office. You don't want to throw my chi out of balance, do you?
Experimentation Log SCP-789-A:
Materials: One Class-D Personnel, one SCP-789 rug, one steak knife, one pair of stainless steel scissors, one blowtorch, one 9mm handgun with 22 rounds.
Procedure: Personnel will attempt to destroy rug, beginning with scissors, then the knife, then the blowtorch, then finally gunfire. Experiment will be performed in a laboratory with ridged, uneven floors to prevent any possible mishap with dropping the rug. Instruct Personnel to watch his step.
Observation: The scissors had no effect on the rug, nor did the knife. Class-D reports that he attempted to stab, then cut the rug with both items. Every stab, no matter how quickly the personnel jabbed, the point always marvelously landed between two stitiches. Or in the back of the personnel's palm, apparently. I've received a new Class-D. Hopefully this one will be less clumsy when I instruct him to stab a carpet to death. Cutting the rug was impossible, as well. He claimed it had the texture and strength of steel cable, but only while he was cutting it.
The blowtorch was also a failure. Why am I not surprised? Every SCP seems to have some kind of ridiculous self-preservation method nowadays. Personnel managed to not accidentally himself, though this changed during the firearms test when the personnel shot himself through his jaw. Perhaps it wasn't the best idea to give a suicidal, manic-depressive with thirty-six hours to live a loaded firearm. Rug still proved to be bulletproof.
Conclusion: These are very durable SCPs, which I imagine is important when you're punching a magic hole through every physical object you come in contact with. Further testing needed, also, note to self: Get better henchm-er, personnel in the future.