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 MiB1624
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB1091
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB1003
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB6173
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4663
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB886
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB701
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB651
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB764
Gaslighting1.4 MiB766
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB688
How I Escaped5.1 MiB800
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB852
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB671
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB661
Lovebombing779.8 KiB714
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB625
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB662
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2494
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB683
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB697
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB755
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB674
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB643
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB620
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB641
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1210
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB279
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB1069
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB410
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB1146
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1338
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB780
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1218
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1889
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB769
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB1212
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB5488
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB857


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