Former Members and Former Recruits tell their story.  

Real people.  

Real experiences.

Real abuse.

Note: Click on the links below to open each file:

The Sophie Files
Abuse Details. Sophie Alexander Trostle (Full audio)45.4 MiB400
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB181
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB131
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB4698
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB3621
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB92
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB64
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB40
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB47
Gaslighting1.4 MiB76
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB49
How I Escaped5.1 MiB73
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB55
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB69
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB44
Lovebombing779.8 KiB65
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB43
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB53
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1451
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB47
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB54
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB83
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB50
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB42
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB46
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB55
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB758
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB13
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB117
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB18
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB640
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB645
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB472
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB666
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB581
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB262
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB350
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB1514
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB259


“I Felt Trapped. I was Held Spiritually Captive.” (video link) – Patrick J.