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 MiB1283
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB804
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB727
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5791
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4402
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB631
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB475
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB438
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB520
Gaslighting1.4 MiB547
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB475
How I Escaped5.1 MiB555
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB481
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB447
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB447
Lovebombing779.8 KiB489
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB421
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB456
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2162
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB458
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB476
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB538
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB454
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB424
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB413
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB441
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB1079
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB194
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB775
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB315
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB993
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1134
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB705
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB1003
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1612
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB553
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB934
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4967
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB648


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