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 MiB801
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB461
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB378
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5205
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4043
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB272
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB203
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB175
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB213
Gaslighting1.4 MiB245
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB182
How I Escaped5.1 MiB233
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB216
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB205
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB170
Lovebombing779.8 KiB218
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB176
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB186
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1827
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB174
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB201
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB241
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB175
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB160
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB160
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB187
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB872
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB72
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB449
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB114
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB769
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB817
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB551
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB792
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB972
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB362
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB582
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB3893
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB420


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