Registered Phenomena Code: 738

Object Class: Alpha-White

Hazards Types: Ideological Hazard, Visual Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-738 is contained within a reinforced cryogenic storage locker. RPC-738's containment unit must be inspected for any signs of degradation on a bi-weekly basis.

Personnel found exhibiting signs of RPC-738's effects are required to take a 2-3 day leave from RPC-738's containment and related duties. All entrances to RPC-738's containment unit must be fitted with an airlock to minimize accidental exposure to RPC-738. Access to RPC-738's containment unit is limited to medical personnel, and any other personnel found attempting to access RPC-738 will be disciplined accordingly.

Description: RPC-738 is the corpse of a human male, aged ~47 years old. RPC-738 exerts a memetic effect on individuals viewing it, causing the viewer to believe that RPC-738 is a dog. Despite this, viewers are able to identify RPC-738 as a human corpse. The contradictory nature of the effect has been known to cause extreme cognitive dissonance in subjects. In addition to altered perception, those affected by RPC-738 will state that the aforementioned "dog" is attempting to locate its owner.

RPC-738 displays no biological abnormalities from a non-anomalous human cadaver and decomposes at rates typical to its environment. The effects of RPC-738 have been known to cause some individuals to attempt to aid in determining who RPC-738 is "looking for", though this compulsion is extremely weak.

RPC-738's effect does not spread through visual media such as photos, videos, and artistic depictions. In addition, viewing RPC-738 from an adjacent room by use of windows does not appear to trigger RPC-738's effect, except when a door is opened. From this, it has been discerned that a viewer must be in the same room as RPC-738 to be affected. Prolonged exposure to RPC-738's effects has been known to cause occasional periods of mild auditory hallucinations, usually in the form of muffled barks, although some individuals have reported hearing intense screaming.

RPC-738 was identified as the corpse of █████████ ██████, found dead in his apartment in 2007.
Following this, an investigation into the cause of death was intercepted by Authority field agents. The cause of death was determined to be cerebral hemorrhaging, however, the cause of this remains unidentified. It is noted that █████████ ██████ had a long history of mental illness, including depression and schizophrenoid symptoms, prior to his death and subsequent classification as RPC-738.

Upon recovery of RPC-738, the personal diary of █████████ ██████ was found.


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