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 MiB1446
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB940
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB851
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5948
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4523
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB755
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB578
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB537
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB615
Gaslighting1.4 MiB647
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB578
How I Escaped5.1 MiB676
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB587
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB553
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB555
Lovebombing779.8 KiB596
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB516
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB554
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2292
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB563
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB583
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB649
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB559
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB539
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB518
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB541
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1131
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB229
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB909
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB355
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB1087
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1229
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB747
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1108
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1796
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB637
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB1072
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB5220
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB742


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