# What happens to you if you get pulled into a black hole?

Drakkith
Staff Emeritus
Are there tidal effects on your body when you stand or turn or lie down? NO! why? Because the time/space you are living in seems perfectly normal to that frame of reference. The differences are only apparent to someone in a distant fixed point of reference.
There isn't an external gravitational field, so there would be no tidal effects.

Now, back to the black hole:
When sliding into the black hole you are travelling in a changing space/time frame and would be unaware of the changes that a distant fixed position observer would see.
Tidal forces were brought up but there is only one gravitational field, the one you are sliding into. Tidal effect only occur when two massive objects are close enough that their time/space deflections interact. As we slide into the black hole we are only effected by the one massive object which negates tidal forces. We remain in the same space time framework the whole way.
This is entirely wrong. First, you do have 2 gravitational fields, yourself and the black hole. (Not that it really even matters) Second, tidal effects occur because of the gradient in the field, aka the difference in strength between one area and another. As has been explained already, falling feet first into a black hole would result in your feet getting pulled much harder than your head is, due to the gravitational gradient. This MUST happen, as the gravitational strength falls off with distance, so parts of you that are further away are being pulled less strongly. It is only the electromagnetic force holding your molecules together that keeps you whole. Until gravity overcomes it at least.

I leave you with that and the example of the space ship and the compressed crew to consider both as the same concept.
Have fun with it and try to find any differences between the two examples.

Paul
Sorry, you are incorrect. They are two different effects with very little in common. One is a result of viewing an object traveling at very high speeds relative to your frame, the other is the result of a gradient in the gravitational field.

I think, when pulled into the black hole, because of the gravitational intensity , you may be torn into strips like spaghetti and be torn, then converted into energy of black hole.Finally, return to the universe as a form of radiation, this may be regarded as a kind of rebirth, but it is undeniable that your time is completely over and you cease to exist.