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Drawing of SCP-292-DE, made after the description of a witness, who is supposed to have seen SCP-292-DE on 03/04/1999.

Item #: SCP-292-DE

Object Class: Keter Uncontained

Special Containment Procedures: As of the date of this report, SCP-292-DE is considered uncontained. MTF DE6-𝔈 (6-Emil "Elmar Fudd") is tasked with reviewing media reports and reports from medical facilities serving rural villages, settlements, and suburbs during the period after Easter Saturday, looking for reports that mention unexplained medical changes, especially if they involve sugary materials. Reports of unexplained, sudden stench should also be checked.

If these reports confirm SCP-292-DE or SCP-292-DE-A activity, MTF responders shall be dispatched to the affected locations, take SCP-292-DE-A victims into custody, and seize all chocolate eggs in the location to eliminate possible confusion. The residents are to be treated with amnestics afterwards.

Victims of SCP-292-DE-A, after consuming SCP-292-DE-A, shall be transported to the nearest base in quarantine for three days for observation, examination, and medical attention. After three days, depending on the nature of the physical alteration, the affected subjects will either be treated with amnestics and reintegrated back into society or transported as anomalous individuals to Site-DE17 for permanent containment. All witnesses and closer relatives of the affected subjects are then treated with amnestics.

Description: According to current research and witness reports, SCP-292-DE is a figure resembling a cuddly toy bunny made of dark gray burlap. The body parts are said to be sewn together with thick brown threads, and several places on the body are covered with colorful egg-shaped patches that are said to represent Easter eggs. On the face, it has a black and brown button eye on the left only, the right ear is partially torn off, and SCP-292-DE's mouth has been sewn shut. The size of SCP-292-DE varies between 20 cm and 2.30 m, depending on the testimony of the witnesses. If it is the same object or if there are further copies of SCP-292-DE is unknown at the moment.

SCP-292-DE is capable of independent locomotion, preferring to move on its hind legs, although its stride is described as relatively staggering. When it is on its four paws, it can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h1, leap up three times its current body size, and even jump five times far to escape quickly in an emergency. SCP-292-DE possesses some degree of higher intelligence and probably some sort of precognition that it uses to sense potential danger.

On the evening before Easter Sunday, SCP-292-DE appears near various rural settlements, villages or suburbs north of the 51st meridian in Germany, where Easter is celebrated. At which places SCP-292-DE appears is, according to current knowledge, arbitrary2.

During the evening before Easter Sunday, SCP-292-DE will materialize near its destination, where it will try to enter one of the gardens or houses on the outer edge of the settlement, where the tradition of the Easter egg hunt is celebrated.

Once at the desired destination, it will tear open one of its patches and take out from it a copy of SCP-292-DE-A, which it will either hide directly on the spot or smuggle into an existing Easter nest. After successfully accomplishing this, it will hide behind the nearest larger plant3 hiding and dematerialized shortly thereafter.

SCP-292-DE-A is a filled milk chocolate egg encased in plain aluminum. The color of the foil varies, as does the filling, which is contained in the chocolate. Visually, the eggs do not differ from conventional chocolate eggs. The general taste of SCP-292-DE-A has been described by concerned subjects as ordinary, even sometimes as bland or old.

If SCP-292-DE-A are not found and consumed within three days, a strong odor reminiscent of rotten eggs develops, making the chocolate inedible. The odor intensifies until SCP-292-DE-A is either completely decomposed4 or it has been destroyed by combustion.

The actual anomalous effect occurs after consumption of SCP-292-DE-A. Subjects who have consumed SCP-292-DE-A suffer a two-stage change in their body, depending on the flavor of the filling.

Within the first hour, parts of the body insidiously begin to conform their structure or properties to the ingredients or properties of the added ingredients5.

Although this should usually be fatal for the affected subjects, bodily functions continue as usual and so far no deaths of affected subjects are known. However, these subjects find the changes unpleasant, psychologically distressing, frightening, and in some cases extremely painful. The first phase lasts about two days.

On the third day after consumption, the second phase of changes begins. During this phase, the changes of the first phase dissolve, exposing the manipulated or new body part. This is completely healthy and even proves to be significantly improved in comparison to the condition that existed before the consumption of SCP-292-DE-A. In some cases, these are improved in ways that are impossible for normal people to achieve6. Affected subjects feel more vital and better than before after completing the transformation. The effects of the second phase are so far permanent and irreversible.

Affected subjects, however, also feel strong aversion to chocolate and feel strong nausea in the immediate vicinity of it. Affected subjects showed strong physical aversion to the filling they consumed, and the mere proximity of substances that remind them of it makes them feel strong nausea. Whether this permanent aversion to it is due to a psychological traumatic caused by the experience or whether it is part of the abnormal effects of SCP-292-DE-A is currently part of further research.

Tests revealed that the initial aversion to chocolate was due to the fear that it might be filled with the filling they consumed7.

Discovery: Reports about SCP-292-DE exist since 1946, but due to the remote location of its apparitions they were rather insufficient and could be confirmed only in 1967. SCP-292-DE-A came into the interest of the SCP Foundation in 1971, which listed the object as SCP-███-DE.

For the next few years, researchers tried to find out how the objects got into the localities, but without significant success. It was not until 1990 that SCP-292-DE was accidentally captured by a private security camera placing an instance of SCP-292-DE-A into an existing Easter nest. SCP-███-DE was then reclassified as SCP-292-DE-A and merged with SCP-292-DE.

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