Infrared imaging of RPC-301.

Registered Phenomena Code: 301

Object Class: Gamma-Orange

Hazard Types: h-extra-dimensional.png Extra-dimensional Hazard h-sensory.png Sensory Hazard

Containment Protocols: Remote-controlled auditory bait stations have been installed in a controlled outdoor environment 135 meters from Site-015 to contain RPC-301. 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 soundproof 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-015 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 a terrestrial-level distortion of space-time. Although not directly visible to the naked eye, RPC-301 visibly distorts the atmosphere around it. However, 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 16 to 24 kilometers 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 produce an anomalous field effect which acts as a dampener, disrupting the molecules in the environment from imparting kinetic energy. Humans and animals caught within this field will also be affected. Based on the discovery report, this effect is permanent. 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 find themselves incapable of perceiving and producing sound within regions affected by RPC-301. When they leave these zones however, they remain unaffected.

RPC-301 was recovered on ██/██/2009 from [REDACTED], Arizona following a localized societal breakdown. Social media websites such as Twitter were filled with messages, photos and videos of the phenomena. More videos were uploaded on YouTube and Facebook. In the span of four hours, the Authority has tracked over 147 outgoing text messages. Because of the high probability of normalcy breach, Site-015 was approved to utilize Class R Amnestics on all media platforms. Outgoing calls and messages were intercepted and disrupted, comments and posts were deleted from all social media platforms and every video of the event were also taken down.

The anomaly remained uncontained for three 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. While their ability to communicate vocally and perceive sounds were removed, interviews were still conducted through instant messaging. The effects of the residue are irreversible at this point and time.

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