I asked a question similar to this a while ago but I couldn't get a straight answer; I think because of the way I worded the question so I am going to try again because I am really curious about the answer. I have read that a distant observer will see an object slow down as it approaches a black hole event horizon and take an infinite time to reach it. So does that mean that because the distant observer sees the objects clock ticking more slowly the object appears to physically slow down? Then isn't the same true for an object accelerating (not necessarily near a black hole)? As an object accelerates to near the speed of light velocities will a distant observer see the object physically slow down and eventually almost be not moving? It seems to me that either answer to the last question will create a contradiction.