Airtable wrote to apologize. There was a back-end database issue. It would have been much better (for me at least) if their Status page indicated there was an issue, as opposed to me thinking my 6 years of work, were lost and only me and a small handful of others (you) were experiencing this. I'm happy it's resolved but not overly pleased about how it was handled.
This issue happened to be today, January 18, 2023. It came back in about 5 minutes. But... it was super scary. Would love to know what it means and if there is a potential of this happening again. If anyone from team Airtable can chime, in, it would be greatly appreciated by your loyal users 😊