Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff were French celebrities best known for producing the science fiction television series Temps X and their involvement in a theoretical physics dispute known as the Bogdanoff affair. On 4chan, the brothers are associated with a list of grandiose conspiracy theories known as the "Bogpill," which are often listed whenever someone asks for a "quick rundown" on the twins.
In 1976, the Bogdanoff brothers published the science fiction book Clefs pour la science-fiction. In the 1980s, the twins produced and hosted the popular science fiction series Temps X. Other shows the brothers have produced include Project X 13, Rayon X, Science X and Science 2.
In 2002, University of Tours physicist Mx Niedermaier emailed University of Pittsburgh physicist Ted Newman claiming that the Bodanoff twins had spoofed their PhD theses. Rumors began circulating on Usenet that the twins deliberately orchestrated the hoax to bring attention to faults in the peer review system within the academic community.
On April 30th, 2015, Redditor Stunobo submitted a picture of the brothers titled "How do they think this is attractive" to /r/WTF, where it gained over 8,700 votes (85% upvoted) and 900 comments prior to being archived (shown below, left). On May 1st, Redditor ddoubles submitted several pictures showing the twins' progressive plastic surgeries to /r/WTF (shown below, right). Before the post was archived, it garnering more than 14,500 votes (91% upvoted) and 1,300 comments.
On April 4th, 2016, a post asking what viewers thought of the Bogdanoff twins was submitted to /pol/. On November 10th, a 4chan user submitted a thread asking about the Bogdanoff twins. On December 14th, a thread speculating about the Bodanoff twins "huge influence on French politics" was submitted to /pol/, in which a user posted pictures of the brothers before and after plastic surgery with the caption "Before /pol/ / After /pol/" (shown below).
On January 4th, 2017, Redditor AeroRandy submitted a post asking why the brothers were being "constantly posted on 4chan" to /r/OutOfTheLoop. On January 7th, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a thread asking if the Bogdanoff twins were "trying to channel meme magic into ascending to godhood with the Bogdanoff forced meme?" On January 14th, the /r/The_Bogdanoff subreddit was launched for discussions about the brothers. On January 18th, a 4chan user posted a "quick rundown" on the Bogadanoff twins, claiming they know aliens, have psychic abilities and will "guide humanity into a new age of wisdom, peace and love" (shown below). On January 24th, a similar list of conspiracy theories was submitted to a /qa/ (question & answer) thread asking for a "quick rundown" on the two brothers.
-Rothschilds bow to Bogdanoffs
-In contact with aliens
-Possess psychic-like abilities
-Control france with an iron but fair fist
-Own castles & banks globally
-Direct descendants of the ancient royal blood line
-Will bankroll the first cities on Mars (Bogdangrad will be be the first city)
-Own 99% of DNA editing research facilities on Earth
-First designer babies will in all likelihood be Bogdanoff babies
-both brothers said to have 215+ IQ, such intelligence on Earth has only existed deep in Tibetan monasteries & Area 51
-Ancient Indian scriptures tell of two angels who will descend upon Earth and will bring an era of enlightenment and unprecedented technological progress with them
-They own Nanobot R&D labs around the world
-You likely have Bogdabots inside you right now
-The Bogdanoffs are in regular communication with the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, forwarding the word of God to the Orthodox Church. Who do you think set up the meeting between the pope & the Orthodox high command (First meeting between the two organisations in over 1000 years) and arranged the Orthodox leader's first trip to Antarctica in history literally a few days later to the Bogdanoff bunker in Wilkes land?
-They learned fluent French in under a week
-Nation states entrust their gold reserves with the twins. There's no gold in Ft. Knox, only Ft. Bogdanoff
-The twins are about 7 decades old, from the space-time reference point of the base human currently accepted by our society
-In reality, they are timeless beings existing in all points of time and space from the big bang to the end of the universe. We don't know their ultimate plans yet. We hope they're benevolent beings.
On December 15th, Grichka Bogdanoff was admitted to intensive care in a Paris hospital after contacting COVID-19, dying after spending several days a coma. Family of the twins did not report their official causes of death.