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 MiB1692
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB1145
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB1042
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB6239
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4700
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB931
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB731
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB681
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB796
Gaslighting1.4 MiB800
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB716
How I Escaped5.1 MiB841
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB882
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB706
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB698
Lovebombing779.8 KiB748
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB655
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB689
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2572
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB719
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB722
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB780
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB712
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB671
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB651
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB668
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1241
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB298
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB1113
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB434
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB1170
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1363
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB799
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1241
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1927
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB800
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB1256
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB5587
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB892


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