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 MiB613
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB306
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB248
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5051
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB3925
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB155
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB102
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB78
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB100
Gaslighting1.4 MiB136
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB87
How I Escaped5.1 MiB139
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB111
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB109
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB82
Lovebombing779.8 KiB119
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB85
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB89
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1726
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB88
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB108
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB141
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB86
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB71
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB79
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB96
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB799
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB35
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB293
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB49
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB675
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB709
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB493
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB713
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB708
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB287
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB474
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB3432
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB351


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