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 MiB1071
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB665
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB595
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5450
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4240
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB483
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB359
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB323
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB399
Gaslighting1.4 MiB425
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB352
How I Escaped5.1 MiB445
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB371
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB355
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB329
Lovebombing779.8 KiB381
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB323
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB341
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2022
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB341
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB368
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB416
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB340
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB320
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB313
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB337
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB990
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB156
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB636
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB237
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB897
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1030
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB638
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB920
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1355
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB473
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB764
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4604
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB539


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