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 MiB972
An Evil 3 Year Old754.3 KiB592
Arranged Marriages933.5 KiB507
Beating And Bruising An 8 Month Old Baby1.5 MiB5353
Children Are Evil If They Are Not Silent1.8 MiB4167
Cory And Ashley McLaughlin Wanted My Child1.0 MiB393
Debilitating Effects Of Cult Indoctrination296.0 KiB300
Effects Of Coercive Persuasion732.1 KiB266
Familial Idolatry1.0 MiB332
Gaslighting1.4 MiB359
God Did Not Kill Me Like They Said He Would354.1 KiB296
How I Escaped5.1 MiB382
I Was In A Fetal Position687.1 KiB311
It's A Classic Cult208.3 KiB296
Kelly Lynch Was So Distraught726.5 KiB263
Lovebombing779.8 KiB315
Methods Of Coercive Persuasion299.4 KiB270
Ryan Prayed That God Would Kill A Man507.5 KiB279
Serial Killer Israel Keyes2.2 MiB1944
Similarity To 2 Other Cults1.8 MiB278
Sleep Deprivation352.3 KiB302
Spanking Other Members Children169.6 KiB345
Their Abusive Pursuit After the Escape1.0 MiB278
They Told Me That God Was Going To Kill Me150.1 KiB256
Using Fear To Keep You There320.4 KiB250
You Have To Escape677.8 KiB280
The Kelly Files
"I was Emotionally and Mentally Scarred for Months" 725.9 KiB941
God desires to boil your bones in water and smell you burn252.8 KiB117
In this phone call, church elder admits Kelly Lynch stayed in a shed17.6 MiB561
Kelly Lynch Call Slip Cherokee County Sheriff's Department394.2 KiB192
Stalking and Recruitment Attempts:
"They are Manipulative to Ensnare and Lure you in" - Kaycee L.35.5 KiB852
"This Group are Persistent Predators, Wicked Shepherds." - Melissa L.686.4 KiB929
"Two Unnamed Church of Wells men were sent 1000 miles to Intimidate my Family" - Keith U.21.8 KiB605
Former Members:
"I was Emotionally, Mentally, and Verbally Tortured"877.3 KiB874
"Speaking out! Interview With Ex Cow Members"54.2 KiB1217
"Tried to Override one's Conscience, and Dictate their Mindset"- Christine M.11.7 MiB432
Escape Attempts:
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt 911 Call454.1 KiB676
2016-01-04 Catherine Grove Escape Attempt Video Footage31.7 MiB4366
2016-01-04 Man Searching For Catherine Grove, 911 Call218.6 KiB482


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