Item #: SCP-173

Object Class: Euclid

Laconic Containment Procedures: Three people must clean SCP-173's containment room once every two weeks. One is to mop, two to watch it, warning when they blink. At least one person must keep eye contact with the statue.

Laconic Description: SCP-173 is a statue composed of concrete, rebar, and spray paint that moves when not observed and breaks people's necks. A mixture of feces and blood appears in its container over time, necessitating cleaning. Its origin is as of yet unknown.

Additional Context: SCP-173 was the first SCP written, originally posted on 4chan's /x/ (Paranormal) board in 2007 by Moto42, known as "The USS Walrus." Because of this, SCP-173 is the only article that will never be edited or updated in an official capacity to preserve its history as the catalyst that spawned the entire site.

While people made connections between SCP-173 and Doctor Who's Weeping Angels early in its history, evidence shows that SCP-173 was posted about a month before Blink aired.

This article formerly used a photograph of the art piece "Untitled 2004", which was created by Izumi Kato. The concept of SCP-173 does not the artist's original ideas behind "Untitled 2004". As of February 13, 2022, the wiki has removed this image.

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