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 MiB1143
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB701
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB634
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5688
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4299
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB526
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB391
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB353
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB430
Gaslighting1.4 MiB466
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB378
How I Escaped5.1 MiB475
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB403
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB384
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB363
Lovebombing779.8 KiB416
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB356
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB375
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2060
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB377
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB397
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB454
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB368
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB354
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB342
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB363
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1025
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB166
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB675
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB264
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB918
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1060
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB675
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB939
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1426
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB498
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB803
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4731
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB566


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