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 MiB1379
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB874
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB791
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5894
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4461
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB702
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB533
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB495
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB574
Gaslighting1.4 MiB615
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB541
How I Escaped5.1 MiB627
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB542
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB510
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB510
Lovebombing779.8 KiB559
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB481
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB512
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2230
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB521
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB540
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB604
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB515
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB492
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB469
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB498
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1117
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB216
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB852
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB350
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB1051
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1185
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB730
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1058
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1718
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB607
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB1016
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB5132
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB707


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