• Object ID: OBJ-001
  • Common Name: The Monitor
  • Acquired: Sometime in late 2006 or early 2007
  • Research Class: R1
  • Protection Class: P1
  • Special Classes: None

Acquisition Edit

OBJ-001, otherwise known as The Monitor, was acquired from [REDACTED] Computers, a company based in the US. It came as part of a package after placing an order with [REDACTED].

Description Edit

OBJ-001 appears to be a normal LCD computer monitor manufactured in early 2006. At the time, this was the top-of-the-line model that [REDACTED] produced. It is approximately 21 inches wide, 14 inches high, and 4 inches deep. It does have a stand attached, which increases its overall height.

The Monitor has been used without issue until the year 2013. On October 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM (1300 hours), The Monitor began producing an odd buzzing sound. The image displayed on its screen was not affected. Attempts to locate the sound failed. The sound would continue even while it was switched off and unplugged from the wall.

In addition, the sound would continue unless the following conditions were met:

  1. The Chrome web browser open to the New Tab feature
  2. A new tab was opened, in which would be displayed
  3. Another new tab was opened, in which would be displayed
  4. A final tab was opened, in which http://www.[REDACTED].org would be displayed

At that point, the buzzing would stop for a random period of time between 5 to 10 days.

Research Log Edit

Research Log: Oct 13, 2013
Time: 1700 Hours
Attempts to locate the source of the buzzing failed. I will notify Dr. [REDACTED] to obtain a new monitor from IT. It has been asked why this object came to the research department. The fact the object continued to emit the sound even when unplugged qualifies it for research and testing. I will update when necessary. -Dr. Kuro

Research Log: Oct 13, 2013
Time: 1734 Hours
While browsing the web using the object, I've accidentally discovered that having a certain set of tabs open in Google Chrome (Dr. [REDACTED]'s preferred web browser) will stop the sound. The websites for YouTube, MSN, and [REDACTED] must be open at the same time, while keeping the New Tab at the far left. Moving the New Tab will cause the buzzing. -Dr. Kuro

Research Log: Oct 13, 2013
Time: 1921 Hours
Upon completing the research, the object has been assigned Object ID OBJ-001 and named "The Monitor". There seem to be no lasting effects other than the general annoyance from the buzzing sound. Research class R1. Protection class P1. CASE CLOSED -Dr. Kuro

Protection Procedures Edit

No personnel are permitted to remove OBJ-001 from the MOC. Research will continue if the behavior changes. OBJ-001 may be used within the MOC only.