Item #: SCP-023

Object Class: Euclid

Laconic Containment Procedures: SCP-023 is kept in a walled off intersection of corridors fitted with 3 fake doors and 4 real ones. SCP-023's eyes are covered with hard rubber inserts at all times, which must be replaced due to degradation, but only individually and after the sun has set. No-one should look directly into SCP-023's eyes, and no reflective surfaces should be brought into the enclosure. Testing on SCP-023 has been suspended.

Laconic Description: SCP-023 is a large, black dog, capable of passing through walls when not kept in a crossroads. Anyone who makes eye contact with SCP-023 will either die or have a close member of their family die within 1 year. Anything killed in this manner will slowly become filled with ash after death.

Additional Context: This SCP was likely inspired by the barguest or 'black dog,' a creature in British folklore said to cause bad luck to befall anything that saw it.

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