Infrared imaging of RPC-301.

Registered Phenomena Code: 301

Object Class: Beta-White

Hazard Types:

Containment Protocols: Remote-controlled auditory bait stations within Site-15 have been installed in a controlled outdoor environment to contain the anomaly. These stations include speakers that must keep a constant level of 200 decibels every hour to attract RPC-301 at each activation interval. This is to prevent the anomaly from causing permanent loss of sound at any one station. RPC-301's containment area must be enclosed by double sided sound proof walls. Research personnel are required to wear noise-canceling headphones when entering the area. Backup generators are put in place in the event of a power outage to ensure RPC-301's containment. In the event of a containment breach, Site-15 is to deploy a fighter jet equipped with a speaker broadcasting at no fewer than 200 decibels at high frequency to draw RPC-301 away from any populated regions.

Description: RPC-301 is classified as a terrestrial-level distortion of space-time. Although not directly visible to the naked eye, RPC-301 visibly distorts the atmosphere around it. It can be seen directly through the use of infrared imaging.

RPC-301 is capable of absorbing all frequencies of sound within a 500m radius. The anomaly is also attracted to perceived sources of sound that can range 10 to 15 miles away. RPC-301 will linger within the region for a total of 5-10 minutes if there are no other sources of sound available. Within this time frame, RPC-301 will leave behind an anomalous residue carrying traces of Hawking radiation which disrupts space-time in the environment. These effects also extend towards humans and animals. Observational reports indicate that the residual effects prevents the molecules from vibrating, and thus, are incapable of producing any auditory feedback. This same phenomenon extends towards individuals directly affected by the residual properties. Even when outside the affected regions, the afflicted will be unable to perceive any sound due to the bones in the middle ear failing to transfer vibrations to the auditory nerve. Those not affected by RPC-301 will still find themselves incapable of perceiving and producing sound within the affected regions but will be unaffected themselves after leaving.

RPC-301 was recovered on ██/██/2009 from [REDACTED], Arizona following a localized societal breakdown. The anomaly was uncontained for five days prior to Authority intervention. Casualties were estimated to be around 52. MST Echo-21 ("Sleeping Sirens") was tasked with assessing the situation and containing the anomaly. Upon their arrival, RPC-301 approached the MST at ██kph, prompting them to open fire on contact. Audio communications with MST Echo-21 were lost. However, visual reports showed the squad was still active during engagement.

Five minutes after initial contact, RPC-301 left the area, heading north. RPC-301 was then successfully contained 4.5 hours after. Visual recordings show the anomaly gravitating towards a geyser that erupted approximately 16.4 km from its initial location.

MST Echo-21 and the remaining population of the town were brought in by the Authority for examination. Their ability to communicate vocally and perceive sounds were removed but interviews were still conducted through instant messaging. The effects of the residue are irreversible at this point and time.

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