Thanks RT for finding us the link. I can't tell whether it is legit or not, but the myspace registration date seems to correspond with the date of the email received by TeamKip55 supposedly from Kip. The email was received on the 20th.
Ok, I'm a total newbie drawn here only by the fact that I have a passing acquaintance with Kip. You guys are amazing with what you already know! I feel mildly guilty for even sharing this with you guys but you put so much effort into this that I think you deserve to have my tidbit to add to your mountain of facts for analysis. Here it is: I got an e-mail from Kip today that said he was currently out of town. This was not an automatic out of office reply or anything like that but something Kip actually sent today. So he is at this moment in time out of town but has access to e-mail. So make of that what you will.