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Item #: A-118

Object Class: Alpha

Containment Protocols: A-118 is to be kept in a standard inanimate object containment locker on Site-24. Any experimentation with A-118 requires the approval of Head Researcher Schnee. Any instances of A-118-1 produced during testing are to be terminated at the conclusion of testing.

Description: A-118 is a pair of child-size mittens1 made of spun pink wool. Chemical testing has deemed this wool non-anomalous in itself, displaying qualities similar to natural wool. A-118 possesses multiple anomalous properties which seem to be linked, all of which are activated when both mittens are worn by the same person in an outdoor environment.

The first of these properties is that, when activated, the mittens cause rapid alterations to local weather patterns, such that snowfall occurs in the immediate area (minimum observed range: 300 meters) within no more than 24 hours. This has been replicated in environments which are extremely non-conducive to snow, such as equatorial islands at midsummer.

As well, the wearer of A-118 will manifest a significantly elevated mood, characterized by increases in playfulness, whimsy, and euphoria, lasting for several days. Wearers will also express an increased desire to "play in the snow"; however, the extent to which this is anomalous (as opposed to a normal aspect of human psychology) remains to be determined. The subject affected by A-118 has not been seen to feel any temperature drops from the snow they produce.

Periodically during activation periods of A-118, any and all coherently formed snow masses will animate, demonstrating mobility and activity. All masses animated by the anomalous properties of A-118 are hereby designated as A-118-1. Instances of A-118-1 tend to be similar in body shape to the subject, with common examples being similar to friends, family or researchers assigned to A-118. These entities are capable of free movement, despite many having no visible appendages to move with, instead shuffling.

Instances of A-118-1 have been described as "playful" and "clumsy" by witnesses, and appear to be unable to gauge their own physical capabilities. Most instances of A-118-1 are noticeably single-minded, and attempt to engage in friendly, play-like activities with any surrounding organisms or fellow instances of A-118-1. All instances of A-118-1 are oblivious to physical injuries or pain caused to an organism.

A-118 was first discovered in [REDACTED], Florida, after strange weather patterns were noted and investigated by the NDI. The sudden cold shifts were eventually pinned down to a small forest, where A-118 was retrieved by NDI agents. Contrary to A-118's current anomalous behavior, no subject was wearing A-118 at the time of recovery. Prior to containment, it is believed that A-118 was able to cause snow and instances of A-118-1 after the object was discarded by its previous host for reasons yet unknown to NDI staff. It has been reported that A-118 was noted to feel warm, and two pairs of footprints (testing identified shoe sizes similar to those of one male adult and one female child) leading to the east of the affected area. Following these footprints has resulted in no conclusive insight into the whereabouts of the previous bearer of A-118.

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