Im sure there must be something I'm missing here. Can someone please explain to me? You're outside a black hole event horizon and you have two identical objects. If one object were released from only 1 meter above the event horizon, and another were released from a million km away, shouldn't the further object hit the horizon going faster than the one that was only released from a meter? Both objects should cross the event horizon at very different velocities. But then, when either of those two objects cross the horizon, time comes to a standstill for the object. Any motion therefore occurs in an infinitely small amount of time. So I then conclude that they must be travelling at C. When they hit the event horizon But if they both cross at C, then the object that was only 1 meter above the event horizon must have been accelerated faster than the one that was a million km away as they both crossed the horizon at the same velocity. How could one object have a faster rate of acceleration than another when they were both in the same gravitational field?