About Me



Hep Aldridge is a certified scuba diver, cave diver and amateur archaeologist whose main area of interest is Pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas.   He has led or been part of archaeological expeditions to Mexico and Honduras, making discoveries that have been reported in National Geographic Magazine.   Hep’s related interest in space, and space exploration and “things unknown” was fueled by his father who worked for NASA.  While living in New Mexico, he began to question the many strange and unexplained things he saw in the night sky in the mid 60’s, and also developed an interest in lost treasure that has stayed with him his whole life.   The combination of these diverse interests led to the genesis of the Risky Business Chronicles, Book One, his first novel of a three-part series.   Hep is an Air Force veteran and resides on Florida’s Space Coast

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Dr. George Stuart, Dir. Exploration and Research, National Geographic Society

Hep and Dr. Stuart dedicating an archaeological educational site, Brevard Museum, Cocoa, FL.


El Tigre, Rio Candelaria, Campche, Mexico

This was campsite for our underwater exploration of the Maya site of El Tigre. Working with Mexican Department of Anthropolgy and History, INAH.


Maya Tomb, Copan, Honduras

Getting up close and personal in a Maya tomb.