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 MiB752
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB407
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB338
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5161
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4006
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB237
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB170
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB138
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB172
Gaslighting1.4 MiB213
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB152
How I Escaped5.1 MiB200
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB183
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB167
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB136
Lovebombing779.8 KiB184
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB144
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB153
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1789
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB141
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB170
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB210
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB143
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB134
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB129
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB150
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB847
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB62
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB411
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB91
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB738
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB776
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB531
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB765
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB868
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB330
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB539
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB3780
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB392


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