Stopping big ben at 12:11.
5th May 1997
Time stood still for hostages
THE Hostages in Kashmir Campaign has claimed Big Ben stopped at the exact time Uri Geller asked the world to concentrate on the hostages plight.
Mr Geller put appeals in Indian and Pakistani newspapers asking people; to channel their thoughts at a set time and pray for the freedom of four hostages, including the boyfriend of Essex University student Catherine Mosely.
A campaign spokesman said: “Uri Geller held an interview with a London reporter and stated that the mind is a very powerful energy, and with his own mind he could even stop Big Ben.”
The clock stopped at 12.11 pm on April 30 11.11 am GMT.
“This is quite extraordinary given that 11.11 was the set time Uri has asked the world to concentrate and pray daily for the hostages.”
Student Catherine Mosely, 27, is currently in Pakistan meeting police arid officials in the second leg of her journey to discover whether her boyfriend Paul Wells is still alive after 21 months in captivity.
Mr Geller has also offered a reward of £50,000 for the safe release of the men.
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