The Lazarus Bowl was supposedly a religious relic that served as the plot device for Wayne Federman's film, The Lazarus Bowl. Dana Scully first mentioned it to Fox Mulder. Scully described a nun at her Catholic school jokingly referred to as Sister Spooky who claimed that the aunt of Lazarus had been making a clay bowl when Jesus Christ resurrected Lazarus. The words of Christ were then recorded in the grooves of the bowl much like a phonograph record. While investigating the bombing of Augustine O'Fallon's church, Federman found broken pieces of a clay pot that may have been such a relic. Charles Burks performed sonic analysis on it and indeed found audio data within the grooves. The first part of the data translated into:
I am the walrus. I am the walrus. Paul is dead. Goo goo ga joo. (a reference to I Am the Walrus, a popular song by The Beatles, and a long lasting myth that band member Paul McCartney had died in 1966 and was replaced by a look-alike).
However, the word "walrus" was literally presented as "bearded, cow-like sea beast." The second part of the data was more unsettling: it was of someone commanding someone else to rise from the dead and was recorded in Aramaic, the language of Christ.