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 Kirtland Temple Visitation… 

“The great heavenly visitation, which was alleged to have taken place in the [Kirtland] temple … was a grand fizzle. The elders were assembled on the appointed day, which was promised would be a veritable day of Pentecost, but there was no visitation. No Peter, James and John; no Moses and Elias, put in an appearance. ‘I was in my seat on that occasion,’ says Mr. Whitmer, ‘and I know that the story sensationally circulated, and which is now on the records of the Utah Mormons as an actual happening, was nothing but a trumped up yarn.’”

David Whitmer, Des Moines Daily News (Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Daily News, 16 October 1886).