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 MiB927
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB566
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB482
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5319
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4142
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB370
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB278
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB245
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB309
Gaslighting1.4 MiB334
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB273
How I Escaped5.1 MiB354
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB290
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB277
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB244
Lovebombing779.8 KiB298
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB252
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB261
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1923
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB256
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB280
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB326
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB255
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB237
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB230
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB259
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB930
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB103
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB538
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB178
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB836
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB904
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB596
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB857
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1162
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB422
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB657
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4279
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB469


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