I'm not sure why the other thread was locked, unless you're banning questions? I'll ask it in as clear a way as possible. When an observer approaches an event horizon to one plank length away one of two things must happen: 1). Any observers previously falling towards the black hole would be right along side you. 2). There is distance between you and the light from previous in-falling observers when you're right on the horizon. That would mean you would have to be seeing light from inside the horizon, although it's light that hasn't reached the horizon yet, which is paradoxical because you can't tell if they crossed. How can you be hovering the same distance away from the horizon as a previous observer and have space between you? Please define the parameters of the universe in which that's supposed to make sense. I was told that if you decide at the last minute to brake and hover at a small fixed distance outside the event horizon, you see your partner's image slow down, red-shift and darken and never actually cross the horizon. But if you're right next to the horizon and you never see them cross the horizon then how can there be space between you? Please don't lock or delete this thread. These are legit questions. I honestly don't think anyone's explained how an image can be coming from inside the horizon of an object that might not have crossed the horizon yet? This isn't "word soup", it's a fair question.