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 MiB1550
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB1036
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB938
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB6078
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4615
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB830
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB645
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB610
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB710
Gaslighting1.4 MiB720
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB641
How I Escaped5.1 MiB743
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB797
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB619
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB619
Lovebombing779.8 KiB665
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB580
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB617
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2399
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB632
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB655
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB705
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB621
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB606
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB581
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB601
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1177
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB249
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB1011
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB372
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB1119
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1288
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB766
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1176
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1852
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB717
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB1153
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB5360
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB810


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