There were many people who shared sacred encounters with God and angels with Joseph Smith. We have their written testimonies. If you open one of the common blue copies of the Book of Mormon you can read 3 witness who were shown the plates by an angel and 11 witnesses who were shown the plates by Joseph Smith. You may choose not to believe there testimony. But they are indeed witnesses and they gave a signed declaration.
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