Item #: SCP-799
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-799 is to be kept within a locked container and stored within section SX-325 of ████-██. No access is allowed to SCP-799 without Level-3 or higher authorization and usage of proper oversight procedures. Under no circumstance is SCP-799 allowed to be utilized without supervision or to be removed from the premises without Level-4 clearance. This restriction also applies to any and all biological testing with SCP-799.
Description: SCP-799 was found hanging from a tree in the town of ████████, Mexico, where it was being used by local children as a toy.
SCP-799 is a ring of individual lengths of metallic wire circles interlaced with one another, with a total of approximately 20 wires comprising the object. Each wire is seamless and there is no known molding method that could replicate the object's structure. While each wire carries the physical appearance of straightened paper clips, they demonstrate considerable durability and resistance to shape-altering pressures.
While at rest, SCP-799 may be handled so long as no object is pressed through the center of the ring. Some persons handling SCP-799 have described a faint tingling sensation, though not all have experienced this trait.
SCP-799 has an internal diameter of approximately 60 cm, allowing for a large variety of objects to pass through it. When an object is pushed through either side of SCP-799’s center, it displays a 0.50 second pause in motion before accelerating to speeds recorded as high as 10,000 times the original velocity, with no change of direction and displaying no inertial resistance.
SCP-799 Testing Results
Test 0: During initial examination of SCP-799, Dr. ████████ lost his arm while physically examining the object. Initial tests of placing body parts through the center of SCP-799 resulted in no activation of the device. While setting up a testing area, Dr. ████████ reached through the device to retrieve an object on the other side. It is unknown if it was the speed of the object in motion or the angle of entry that triggered activation.
Once activated, Dr. ████████ reported he felt ‘detached’ from his arm for a brief moment before the arm was violently ripped from his body and propelled to the other side of the room. Dr. ████████’s arm buried itself in the concrete wall up the the middle of his palm with all fingers firmly embedded in the structure. The arm displayed rigid behavior for five seconds before going limp and emptying itself of fluids. Dr. ████████ did not display this behavior and bled profusely until medical attention was administered.
The arm was successfully recovered and reattached with the aid of ████████████████.
Test 1: SCP-799 was mounted within a testing range and targeted with an automatic pitching machine set to dispense balls at speeds ranging between 50 and 80 km/h (approximately 30 to 50 mph) at thirty-second intervals. The full length of the testing range was set at five miles, with staff stationed at each individual mile to observe 30 cm-thick slabs of concrete positioned there.
Each ball that passed through SCP-799 exhibited the same momentary pause before accelerating to higher speeds. These speeds ranged from 96 km/h to a top speed slightly exceeding Mach 1. All balls were able to pass to at least the third mile marker before stopping, with the highest speed balls surpassing even the five mile marker. The Mach 1 ball was recovered 80 km away embedded in a tree. All balls maintained a distinct path of travel, making recovery of lost balls easier to triangulate.
Test 2: A mouse was loaded into a slingshot and propelled through SCP-799 during off hours. The event was recorded by security cameras and the staff preforming the test were reprimanded. Due to the highly useful data obtained from the unauthorized test, they were allowed to continue working on the project.
While passing through SCP-799, the mouse displayed movement in the brief pause that occurs, indicating that the object is not being 'frozen' so much as 'held' by currently unknown forces before acceleration. After the initial pause, the mouse accelerated to a speed of 793 km/h (493 mph) and penetrated the wall of the testing chamber, though it did not pierce through it. The mouse had to be recovered from the wall by staff members as the perfectly-shaped hole prevented the mouse from moving while within it. After recovery, the mouse showed no signs of harm from the impact event.
Test 3: The SCP-799 ring was suspended once more in front of a 1.2 m (~4 ft) wall of rebar-reinforced concrete. A standard 15 m (50 ft) water hose was utilized for this test with an emphasis not on speed but on potential force of impact. When the water stream was activated, it was pressurized using the traditional 'thumb-over-the-spout' technique, resulting in a harsher spray which was then directed through the SCP-799 ring.
The resulting spray was visibly witnessed as pausing briefly as SCP-799 accelerated each stream of water. Of interest is that the chaotic nature of the spray was not accelerated until the water comprising each stream fully entered the effective range of SCP-799. Once within the center of SCP-799, the complete water stream flowed to form a globe similar to those witnessed in zero-G environments before accelerating outward into a new stream and impacting against the wall.
The force of these water streams proved capable of inflicting significant structural damage against the concrete, with the entire wall being smashed to rubble after only 120 seconds of constant exposure. The rebar material within the wall was not destroyed by the water spray, but did show signs of significant scarring as if struck by bladed instruments at the sides where streams of water glanced across the bars. At points of impact where the water globes struck 'head on', the rebar showed impact force as if struck by a blunt object, such as a large hammer, resulting in significant bending.