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 MiB871
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB516
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB431
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5266
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4091
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB318
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB240
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB210
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB261
Gaslighting1.4 MiB293
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB232
How I Escaped5.1 MiB281
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB251
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB239
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB203
Lovebombing779.8 KiB259
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB216
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB222
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1872
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB215
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB242
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB285
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB210
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB197
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB191
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB218
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB903
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB88
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB488
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB150
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB800
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB851
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB574
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB822
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1068
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB389
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB617
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4081
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB447


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