So, as one does, I have been pondering the nature of the universe and specifically black holes. I apologize for the rambling nature of this post...I haven't really put it into a coherent format because time is a bit limited. Also, English is not my first language and I apologize for any mistakes. Also, I am not a physicist and my understanding of physics I know is pretty limited, hence why I am asking these questions. Anyhow, here goes. As most people who find astrophysics interesting knows, black holes are bloody weird. It is the only place that we know of that matter moves faster than the speed of light. According to general relativity, as I understand it, you need more than an infinite amount of energy in order to accelerate matter past the speed of light, hence why achieving this is a physical impossibility, except in black holes. This would then mean, according to my logic (which may be faulty) that a black hole must consist of a mass beyond an infinite amount in order to generate the energy required to accelerate a particle to beyond the speed of light. However, we know this is not the case for two reasons. We can relatively accurately measure the mass of a black hole and secondly, the universe still exists with black holes in it. If there was a black hole with more than an infinite amount of mass, it would have more than an infinite amount of gravity and thus suck in the entire universe (once again, this is as I understand it and I may be wrong here). So, how can matter be accelerated to past the speed of light without a larger than infinite amount of energy? So this leads me to the only conclusion...the theory of general relativity is either wrong or incomplete. I prefer to think of it more as incomplete than wrong. Now, let's move that aside. Another thought that has intrigued me is that general relativity does not say that matter be accelerated to a speed faster than light. It does allow for a particle to be created already moving at this speed, however this has never been detected and we just don't know if it happens. However, a particle moving at beyond the speed of light would according to general relativity be moving backwards in time. So, my question is, if a particle inside a black hole gets accelerated beyond the speed of light, would it then be hurled out of the black hole via time travel? Would it then slow down or keep going backwards in time until the universe was only a singularity? Would it be moving backwards as a "seperate" particle than the one in the past, or would it be like rewinding an old vcr from the perspective of the particle? Another thing about black holes is that as I understand it, is if matter approaches a black hole and comes upon the event horizon, it would appear to stay there as time due to the massive gravity would for all intents and purposes stop (from the perspective of an outside observer). This would mean that there should be a massive amount of matter appearing on the event horizon of every black hole made from all the matter it has ever "swallowed". I do not think that we are observing this. I admit that my understanding may be incorrect here and if it is I would appreciate it if someone corrects me. If I am correct though, why are we not observing this? If anyone can answer any or if possible all of my questions I would greatly appreciate it.