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 MiB1340
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB843
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB767
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5858
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4437
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB674
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB507
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB470
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB550
Gaslighting1.4 MiB586
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB514
How I Escaped5.1 MiB596
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB517
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB481
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB487
Lovebombing779.8 KiB530
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB457
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB487
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2201
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB492
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB511
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB575
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB491
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB462
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB445
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB472
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1100
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB208
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB819
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB340
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB1023
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1160
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB717
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1036
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1664
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB594
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB977
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB5043
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB686


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