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 MiB1068
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB663
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB592
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5449
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4234
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB479
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB358
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB321
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB397
Gaslighting1.4 MiB423
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB350
How I Escaped5.1 MiB442
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB368
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB353
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB327
Lovebombing779.8 KiB377
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB321
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB337
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB2019
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB340
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB366
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB415
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB338
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB318
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB312
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB335
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB988
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 MiB633
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB234
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB895
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB1025
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB637
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB919
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1354
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB471
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB761
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4594
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB538


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