SCP-033-PT-EX
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3/033-PT-EX LEVEL 3/033-PT-EX

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Item #: SCP-033-PT-EX

Object Class: Safe

Explained

Threat Level: Yellow

Special Containment Procedures: The entrance to the road where SCP-033-PT is located is blocked and a new road has been drawn to divert civilians from the anomaly. Foundation personnel and members of MTF PT47-ε ("Children of Leshii") are stationed at a base installed near the area of effect of SCP-033-PT for anomaly analysis, under the assumption that they would be studying the soil and vegetation of the location.

Personnel must request authorization from the base commander to use SCP-033-PT for testing and sample collection. Samples of SCP-033-PT can be analyzed at the same location, being studied in a more complex way, tested with living beings and stored in Site PT10.

HAZMAT suits are required before entering the area of effect of SCP-033-PT. In the event that an individual comes into contact with the anomaly without protection, they must undergo respiratory assistance via a pulmonary ventilator, and be subsequently transferred and replaced from the local facility.

Description: SCP-033-PT is located on a 10 m wide side road in the municipality of Salgueiro, close to the BR-232 and BR-116 highways, in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil. Its area of effect is approximately 20 m n diameter.

SCP-033-PT appears to be a gas-based anomaly. Inhalation causes effects such as sluggishness, blurred vision, and muscle relaxation. Its main hallucinogenic effect causes individuals to experience dreams, fantasies, nightmares, or nostalgic imaginings that they experienced in life. Effects will last 2-3 hours.

Characteristically, SCP-033-PT resembles neurotoxins that affect the nervous system and, essentially, the brain. Regions such as the mesencephalon1, along with the limbic system2, and the hippocampus3, are the areas most affected by the immediate consumption of SCP-033-PT. Continuous consumption can lead to, including but not limited to: death of long-term memory-related neurons; shortness of breathe; memory, vision, or reasoning loss; compulsive behaviors and hallucinations and, later, the individual's death.

History and Discovery: The first disclosure made about SCP-033-PT to the Foundation was from undercover field agents in the Federal Highway Police of Pernambuco, on 26/11/1999, during the Operation for the Guarantee of Law and Order4, with the objective of "preserving public order and the safety of people and property".

During a police approach, two individuals under the influence of psychotropic drugs were observed driving a freight truck, claiming to have seen fictional characters from television cartoons, as they passed along a "bumpy and cloudy path". The subjects did not carry hallucinogenic drugs, only tablets of pressed Cannabis Sativa were found in the vehicle's load. Subjects received Class A amnestics and were apprehended.

The mentioned road was located by field agents, and after realizing and suffering from the hallucinogenic effects of SCP-033-PT, they contacted the Foundation. On the side of the road, burned carcasses of an overturned truck were identified, with no clear signs of their place of origin.



Addendum 033-PT-02 — 02/01/2000: Mister Paulo Gouveia and the other members of the Hunting Club of the Fauna and the Flora were removed from their operational positions in the association, after socioeconomic disagreements with the Club, which repudiates the commercialization of anomalous animals captured by its members.

Analyzes performed with samples of SCP-033-PT did not show flammable chemical substances or explosive reagents in the composition of the anomaly (as informed by Fabrício Duarte in the Anonymous Eyes interrogation). These components are presumed to have dissipated after the explosion of the truck containing SCP-033-PT. Such an event would also have caused the propagation of the anomaly and the expansion of its area of effect.

Specimens of the amphibian used to make SCP-033-PT were found in the northern region of the Amazon rainforest, close to the border between Brazil and Venezuela, during expeditions carried out by the Foundation. The animal resembles the Dendrobates leucomelas species, which have the same biological and habitational characteristics, except for their psychoactive property. This animal, until then, had not been officially cataloged by the Taxonomic Catalog of Brazilian Fauna.

Comparisons with the samples collected from SCP-033-PT and the psychoactive samples collected from the new amphibian specimens showed a correlation of 99.7%. Further studies regarding the animal's toxin and its composition are being carried out. After the discovery of its effects, the area of effect of SCP-033-PT and its concentration in the air decreased dramatically.

Addendum 033-PT-03 — 17/01/2000: Analyzes of samples of the amphibian toxin used in the manufacture of SCP-033-PT show traces of:

  • Bufotoxin 5-MeO-DMT, a type of tryptamine, capable of alleviating anxiety and depression, found in plant and amphibian species;
  • Bufotenin, an alkaloid with hallucinogenic capability, also found in amphibians.
  • DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic substance, capable of altering the states of perception and consciousness, commonly used in entheogenic6 drinks, such as the ayahuasca.

In composition analyzes of SCP-033-PT, harmanes, alkaloids of vegetable origin, and DMT enhancers were found. These are also hallucinogenic and used in ritual drinks. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), main psychoactive substance found in plants of the Cannabis genus, was also used. The compound allows for greater modification of brain activity and greater potentiation of the effects of the anomalous psychotropic drug, such as in hallucinations.

Addendum 033-PT-04 — 07/02/2000: For the collection and more in-depth analysis of SCP-033-PT, it was necessary to use the MTF PT47-ε, to obtain the anomalous psychotropic in its original form sold by the Bad Trip GoI.

SCP-033-PT is sold contained in 20g metal ampoules, which have a small seal on top, for the withdrawal of the psychotropic drug. The compound is liquid and has an orange color and a sweet smell. It usually is used nasally or orally, being mixed with drinks or other inhalant drugs. SCP-033-PT has the same effects presented in its initial discovery, however these showed greater intensity, lasting less for approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

In its composition, the ether functional group was detected, in which it is used as an anesthetic, and also as an inhalant drug or a compound of one. Furthermore, it has an explosive nature, when mixed with oxygen from the atmosphere. The ether, then, would have been responsible for the explosion of the truck carrying SCP-033-PT, ordered by Mr. Paulo Gouveia.

Addendum 033-PT-05 — Reclassification of SCP-033-PT:

The following note was made by Dr. Gallão, Research Director responsible for SCP-033-PT:

SCP-033-PT is not a random anomaly. We know it was created by humans for entertainment and profit. Despite this, it was able to have more morbid significance to the Reliquary. At the end of the day, no one got what they wanted. Still, the likelihood that the sale of this anomalous psychotropic drug in the hands of Bad Trip will still continue is high.

In addition, Mister Paulo Gouveia may still have interests both in hunting and in buying anomalous drugs from that organization, as he apparently has done several times in the past. If this happens, Gouveia must be investigated, mainly to avoid attracting colleagues from the Reliquary again and once again be backstabbed.

As expected, the current area of effect of SCP-033-PT will soon be neutralized, leaving only the samples at Site PT10. Its composition and purpose of creation are clear. Without a doubt, the object will be reclassified to Explained

— Dr. Gallão.

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