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 MiB797
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB457
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB376
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5203
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4041
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB269
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB199
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB171
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB210
Gaslighting1.4 MiB243
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB180
How I Escaped5.1 MiB230
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB214
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB201
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB166
Lovebombing779.8 KiB216
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB174
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB183
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1826
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB172
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB198
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB239
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB171
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB159
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB158
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB183
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB869
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB71
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB448
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB113
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB765
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB810
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB545
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB790
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB966
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB359
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB579
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB3887
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB418


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