Digging the rabbit hole

I’m staring at a 404 error for the home page of Dr. Alfieri’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory: http://fieri-interferometry.it. The site doesn’t exist. And a quick search on Google and Wikipedia provides no information for Dr. Dante Alfieri or for his observatory. I called McMurdo and not only is he not there, they’ve never heard of him. I inquired about the research team and McMurdo had no record of that either.

As a scientist, I cannot rule out the possibility that I’ve lost my mind. However, everything else seems normal. The Array, the transmissions, the transmission that I sent…as far as I can tell, all of that actually happened. Though, when I cycled the Array on December 15th, I cleared its memory, then wiped the data on the servers, so no one from the McMurdo team would discover it. And now, the only records of the transmissions I received are on my personal laptop. There’s no way for me to prove to anyone, or even myself, that the data is authentic. And apparently the Array has been idle for the last 8 days, so I don’t know if there have been any new transmissions.

Am I so insane that I’ve actually been sending transmissions to myself? Am I Maxim Akihiko Broussad?