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Registered Phenomena Code: 354

Object Class: Beta - Yellow

Hazard Types: Teleportation, Extra-Dimensional


RPC-354 as it currently appears

Containment Protocols: RPC-354 is currently contained in a maintenance closet in the basement of an office building in Westford, Massachusetts (Provisionally designated OL-Site 21-B). RPC-354 must be activated at least once weekly to prevent a containment breach. If RPC-354 is not activated at least once every 168 hours, it will randomly shift location to another stone, concrete, or brick wall or floor within a radius not yet shown to exceed 2000 kilometers. The previous hole remains, but shows no abnormal properties. Attempts to damage or use destructive means to physically sample RPC-354, view it from behind, or physically move the surface it is inhabiting have caused an immediate shift in location, regardless of the time since the last shift.

Description: RPC-354 is, currently, a hole in the concrete wall of a utility closet in the basement of an office building. It measures approximately 14.5 centimeters across, and has a variable depth which changes based on the current user. The roughened concrete edge is visible; however, no light source has been able to illuminate any portion of the interior beyond that, the hole always appears to be dark.

RPC-354 is activated when a independently mobile entity (a sentient or sapient being or an autonomous robotic probe) reaches into the hole to the depth that the girth of their limb allows, at which point they will encounter a solid surface similar in texture to the current location of RPC-354. They will then discover an item small enough to fit through the hole below their fingertips or manipulatory appendages. These items have universally been recognized as something that the user has lost, or was searching for at some point during their life. However, upon retrieval of the item, another item will vanish from their person. In addition, any object placed into RPC-354 will disappear as soon as it is no longer in contact with a person.

Discovery: RPC-354 was discovered by Agent Sandusky of MST X-Ray 8 ("Lab Rats") during a post-incident investigation of an area affected by RPC-████. It was, at the time, a hole in a concrete floor in a service tunnel under Nagano, Japan. Agent Sandusky dropped his flashlight into the hole accidentally, and, upon reaching into the hole, retrieved a copy of Super Mario Brothers 2 for the NES with his name written on the back in Sharpie. Upon a later inventory check, it was discovered that a standard ration pack was missing from Agent Parks' supplies. RPC-354 was experimented with on-site for three months before it was left unactivated for a week, and shifted to a wall inside an abandoned factory in India. A test whereby a researcher attempted to film the interior with a camera that they never lost contact with caused an immediate shift of the phenomena and it was lost, though rumors of a "magic hole" surfaced in the Netherlands, Venice, Egypt, and Greenland during the interim. On April 16, 2002, it appeared at the current location in OL-Site 21-B, and has been contained there ever since.

Testing Log: The following is an abbreviated log of all tests performed upon RPC-354.

Subject: Agent Kallista
Item Retrieved: One standard issue US Army M1911A1 magazine, empty
Item Lost: Wallet, but not contents of wallet
Notes: Man, I liked that wallet. At least it left my money.

Subject: Dr. Aquila, Engineering Component
Item Retrieved: One Package of Ernie Ball guitar strings, .010-.046
Item Lost: One Package of D'Addario flatwound guitar strings, .013-.056
Notes: Well, that's a fair trade, I guess.

Subject: L-2 CSD-485197
Note: Subject was wearing only an L-2 CSD Authority-Issued uniform, with no shoes, socks, or jewelry, and had no other items on his person during this test.
Item Retrieved: One Half-full bottle of Wild Turkey bourbon
Item Lost: One Authority CSD Uniform, standard
Notes: That was expected.

Subject: L-2 CSD-485197
Note: Subject was naked and holding no items at the time.
Item Retrieved: 1987 Driver's license for L-2 CSD-485197
Item Lost: Subject complained of intense abdominal pain upon removing his hand from RPC-354, then collapsed. It was discovered that his left kidney was missing, and all vessels leading to the kidney cleanly severed.
Notes: Future tests must take place while clothed, with at least one object on the person of the subject.

Subject: Agent Grouse
Item Retrieved: [DATA REDACTED]
Item Lost: Shoelace from Agent Grouse's left shoe
Notes: Agents actively searching for biological or memetic agents, or any RED-threat RPC phenomena, are forbidden from utilizing RPC-354 without a full security complement present.

RPC-354 has been opened for extended testing by any person with Level 1 or greater clearance level. The extended testing logs are located here.

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