If a black hole is a center of unbelievable gravitational force why is it always illustrated as a hurricane? These depictions remind me of a drain in one's bath where the water swirls in from the sides and drops in through the top of the drain. Wouldn't objects be drawn in centrally from all directions? You see I'm assumming that a black hole is actually a core or spherically shaped with equal gravitational forces being emitted throughout -its difficult for me to see it otherwise. If a black hole is actually a hole then the drain image makes sense-but a hole demands an actual rip or break in space---right???