This is my first time posting on the forums, so please be nice if I mess up :) My question is this: After matter falls past the event horizon it undergoes spaghettification. Now let's say a human falls into the black hole. His hand enters first and is being accelerated faster than the rest of his body. Therefore he is stretched out and eventually destroyed. Now to go smaller, even his cells would be separated from each other, then the cell itself is stretched and destroyed. Then even the molecules making up the cell would be stretched, breaking the chemical bonds as the atoms are pulled apart, and essentially. Then inevitably the nuclear forces of the atom of pulled apart and the protons and neutrons are separated, then they themselves are destroyed into what they are composed of, and etc. etc. What I'm getting at is once you get to the subatomic level, the matter starts losing properties of matter and gaining properties of energy, which does not include gravity. So if all the matter the black hole consumes is eventually destroyed, or converted, to energy, there should be nothing within the black hole to sustain it and continue to bend space. I have proposed a couple of possible explanations: 1. The black hole continues to absorb matter at equal or greater value than it is destroying 2. Some base particle is reached at which point nothing can be broken down further. This still doesn't seem logical cause at this still unobserved value it should be something along the lines of pure energy or strings. 3. The strength of the forces required to break up some stage of matter, like the atom, are so great that time will be dilated to such a corresponding degree that it will never be reached. The atom is essentially frozen in time. 4. And of course the Lupus of the physics world: dark matter some how coexists with matter and is separated and continues to survive inside of the black hole curving space.