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 MiB1031
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB634
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB560
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5411
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4210
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB441
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB331
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB295
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB374
Gaslighting1.4 MiB398
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB322
How I Escaped5.1 MiB416
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB344
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB327
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB300
Lovebombing779.8 KiB348
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB297
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB309
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1988
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB314
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB342
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB386
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB311
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB290
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB283
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB313
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB966
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB144
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB603
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB213
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB883
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1002
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB624
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB908
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1304
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB451
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB723
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4508
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB510


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