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## Main Question or Discussion Point

As I understand it, as a particle is observed approaching an event horizon, will would never be observed to cross the horizon, and it's red shift would tend towards infinity.

I've read conflicting things about this, A, that that red shift WOULD NOT reach infinity in a finite time, and B, that red shift WOULD read infinity in a finite time. I'm assuming the WOULD NOT case here, but could somebody set this straight?

Enter Hawking Radiation and black hole evaporation. When considering that it isn't possible to observe a particle crossing an event horizon, I would imagine that the process which creates Hawking radiation to prevent any particle from crossing the event horizon, and that the black hole would eventually be observed evaporating, before any particle could be observed crossing the horizon. This leads me to imagine if you where to fall into a black hole, at some point, your matter would be destroyed by virtual anti particles.

Now, I can't see a way around this, however, considering that I haven't heard this put forward many times, but people often talk about space-like or time-like singularities, and even talk about being able to cross the location of where an out side observer sees the event horizon, with out noticing anything special, I am wondering where I am going wrong here?

How can a space like singularity form inside a black hole if an outside observer sees no particle crossing the horizon?

I've read conflicting things about this, A, that that red shift WOULD NOT reach infinity in a finite time, and B, that red shift WOULD read infinity in a finite time. I'm assuming the WOULD NOT case here, but could somebody set this straight?

Enter Hawking Radiation and black hole evaporation. When considering that it isn't possible to observe a particle crossing an event horizon, I would imagine that the process which creates Hawking radiation to prevent any particle from crossing the event horizon, and that the black hole would eventually be observed evaporating, before any particle could be observed crossing the horizon. This leads me to imagine if you where to fall into a black hole, at some point, your matter would be destroyed by virtual anti particles.

Now, I can't see a way around this, however, considering that I haven't heard this put forward many times, but people often talk about space-like or time-like singularities, and even talk about being able to cross the location of where an out side observer sees the event horizon, with out noticing anything special, I am wondering where I am going wrong here?

How can a space like singularity form inside a black hole if an outside observer sees no particle crossing the horizon?