Jonathon Perrin

Author and Explorer

My name is Jonathon Perrin, and I love the lost secrets of the past.

In 2016, I began writing about those lost secrets, and have never looked back.

I am a geologist by trade, but I am also an archaeologist, and have helped excavate over a dozen prehistoric sites in Canada. 

This site is your portal to a new way of looking at the past. Whether a billion years ago or a hundred, we will explore it together.

Welcome to a world of ancient mysteries, past puzzles, and cryptic clues to forgotten histories.

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Inside the tomb of Tutankhamun, KV62, Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Explore the Mysterious Mexican "Observatory"!!

El Caracol, at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico

Brand New 

October, 2023 ...

"El Caracol Conundrum

Secrets  of Chichén Itzá's Famous Maya Observatory"

Standing unique among ancient structures, Chichén Itzá’s enigmatic “Observatory”

El Caracol, may be the world’s most mysterious and distinctive stone monument. 

It was built by the Maya of the Yucatán, Mexico, over a millennium ago, as part of a larger city, but when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they found it abandoned and overgrown by jungle. 

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Explore the Heavens of the Ancient Maya!!

The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico

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August, 2023 ...

"Chasing the Heavens 

Ancient Observatories of the Yucatán Maya"

Centuries ago, Maya astronomer-priests charted the heavens from huge stone observatories. 

From above the jungles of the Yucatán in modern-day Mexico, they carefully recorded the motions of the gods above: the sun, moon, stars and planets, and planned out their lives accordingly; when to sow, harvest, sacrifice, and make war – these were all decided by the heavens.

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Visit Twelve Ancient Maya Cities 

... without leaving Home!

Brand New 

June, 2023 ...

"Revisiting Stephens and Catherwood’s 19th-Century Maya Discoveries"

Explore the Northern Yucatán!

Discover the history of the Northern Maya culture!

Walk in the footsteps of Stephens and Catherwood from nearly 

200 years ago!

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Nuestro viaje a Yucatán!!!

Abril, 2023

Con mi Hermana Jennifer

Yucatán Peninsula:


Maya Cities...


Between the Serpents at Chichén Itzá

Latest Webinar!

March 22, 2023

In 1888 Whitechapel and Spitalfields in London were gripped in horror and fear when five women were brutally slaughtered, all within just over two months.  Much has been speculated about the identity of the elusive killer dubbed Jack the Ripper, but not so much is written about the real lives of those women who were the victims of this notorious serial killer. 

The so-called “canonical five” victims were Mary Ann Nichols (whose body was found on August 31), Annie Chapman (found September 8), Elizabeth Stride (found September 30), Catherine (Kate) Eddowes (found September 30), and Mary Jane Kelly (found November 9). It has been assumed that all these women were prostitutes, soliciting on the streets of Whitechapel. All, but Mary Jane Kelly, were butchered on the street and Kelly was killed in her room. 

Curiously, recent research reveals that Nichols, Chapman, and Eddowes were not full-time prostitutes; that Stride had resorted to soliciting only occasionally, during periods of desperate poverty, and that the only verifiable prostitute among the five was Kelly. 

Were these women also victims of class-based Victorian prejudice and moral self-righteousness?

Author Jonathon Perrin introduces us to each of these unique women, telling the stories of their lives, how they unravelled, and their deaths - all set against the backdrop of East End London during the Victorian Age. It was a horrific period for the lower classes, when judgment ran high, addiction help was non-existent, and a bed for the night in a workhouse lodging could be had for 4d – a British fourpence coin, valued at about a third of a shilling.  

Based on the Sunday Times Bestseller, “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” by Hallie Rubenhold, the webinar will also include an exclusive look inside London’s own “Jack the Ripper Museum”, which the author recently visited.

If you love seeking clues to hidden secrets of the past, then you have found the right place.

If you love blowing your mind with new connections in history, then you have found the right place.

If you love discovering unorthodox ancient knowledge, then you have found the right place.

Join me as we explore the enigmas of lost civilizations, reconnect forgotten people and places, and restore the lost truths of our collective past. 

Your journey is only just beginning. 

Welcome aboard!

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Read the Most Shocking Book on Ancient History Today! 

Moses Restored tells the story of how Egypt's Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten lived onto become Moses, the famous Hebrew Lawgiver and founder of Judaism.  

Meet the King who became a Heretic, the Heretic who became an Exile, and the Exile who Freed a Nation.

The Most Shocking Book on Ancient History is Back! 

Moses Restored is back with the Second Edition! Dive deeper into the mystery of Moses with over 100 pages of new material. Better understand his former life and character, and see why Moses was such a mountain of a man. 

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