The residents of tiny Chadwicks, New York, were enjoying a few pleasantly warm days just before Halloween in 2015. Lots of decorations were on display around the small town, but not at the red brick building that housed the Word of Life Christian Church. But that wasn't unusual since Halloween isn't really a Christian holiday. What was unusual was how unfriendly the church could be. It didn't welcome outsiders at all. Some neighbors whispered that it was a cult, citing the locked gates, the guard dogs, and the strange chanting they often heard as proof of their suspicions. They didn't really know what went on inside. If they had, maybe Lucas Leonard would still be alive.
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