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EuclidSCP-1955-J Musical Audio Surveillance DistortionRate: 53

Item #: SCP-1955-J

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All Foundation facilities must maintain separate video and audio surveillance systems under the guise of aiding memetic containment. Under no circumstances are video surveillance devices which are also capable of recording audio to be installed in any Foundation site.

Foundation operatives are to infiltrate manufacturers and distributors of surveillance equipment and ensure that security networks combining both audio and video recording capabilities remain either prohibitively expensive or subject to debilitating technical flaws.

Description: SCP-1955-J is an anomalous form of audio distortion known to impact video surveillance recordings in all Foundation facilities. This effect does not occur with systems recording either video or audio independently, even when such systems are recording the same events as SCP-1955-J affected recordings.

SCP-1955-J tends to appear when the following conditions are met:
- At least three mobile entities1 are visible to one or more surveillance devices.
- The entitles interact for more than 30 seconds.
- One or more of the entities could be described as "pursuing" or "fleeing" another entity.

When these conditions are met, any audio recorded by affected devices will be completely replaced by an energetic, high-tempo arrangement of saxophone and other brass instruments typically described by personnel as "raucous" or "saucy." Furthermore, any dramatic events within these recordings (e.g., physical collisions, rapid containment barrier extension, graphic evisceration, or [DATA EXPUNGED]) are punctuated with exaggerated sounds produced by obscure instruments such as bicycle horns, slide whistles, or zithers.2 (For example SCP-1955-J recordings, See Addendum 1955-J-1.)

SCP-1955-J distortions are capable of spreading between recording devices and systems, with the audio distortion transferring between recordings as entities exit or enter the views of other devices. New entities entering a SCP-1955-J recording are capable of extending its effect if they either enter a physical altercation with an originating entity or if they begin to pursue or flee such entities.

Given the pervasive presence of surveillance networks and handheld video recording in first-world nations, any SCP-1955-J affected entities escaping a Foundation facility could result in [DATA EXPUNGED].

Addendum 1955-J-1: Typical SCP-1955-J Recordings

Entities Involved:
Elapsed Time:

Location: Site-██ Cafeteria, Site Director █████'s office, 17 separate corridors
Entities Involved: Site Director █████, Field Agent Willis (carrying a large stack of budget requisition forms), Senior Researcher Wetherby, 24 other personnel
Elapsed Time: 9:37
Results: Director █████ successfully avoids Willis's attention for the elapsed time before colliding with Wetherby, resulting in a 45-minute one-sided conversation about molluscs.

Location: SCP-████ offices, Site-19 Biological Specimen Archives, 2 security checkpoints
Entities Involved: Lead Researcher Richards, Security Officer Ellis, Junior Researchers Dawes and Rosario (in circumstances in which neither had access to their keycards)
Elapsed Time: 7:15
Results: Undetected by either Richards or Ellis, Junior Researchers Dawes and Rosario secure Ellis's keycard, retrieve their belongings, and return to their posts.3

Location: Site 28 Safe-Object Storage Wing
Entities Involved: 14 security personnel, 5 researchers, and 7 intruders associated with GOI "The Serpent's Hand" (including 1 tamed bear)
Elapsed Time: 16:21
Results: Security personnel apprehend the majority of the intruders with minimal injuries. The whereabouts of the bear are currently unknown.

Update 1955-J-1991

In light of last week's SCP-████ breach, please ensure that any suspicious footage is actually affected by SCP-1955-J before mass amnesticization. Dr. Alfred Hawthorne has been reprimanded by the Ethics Committee for improper conduct in the face of a Keter-class emergency, and his Site-██ listserv privileges have been revoked.

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