Black Hole again

I understand that because of time dilation that we could never see something actually entering a black hole.  That is to say, from our earth view, time would appear to stop at or near the event horizon and observed objects would appear to move slower and slower until they seemed to be standing still (to be clear, I certainly understand that the object does not actually halt its motion, and will continue to accelerate and fall into the hole).  I understand (laymans level) the basic concept of time dilation, and that it is how the speed of light remains constant for all observers, but the idea of something appearing to halt its motion is pretty mind-blowing...I picture (when it becomes technically possible to actually see one) an event horizon cluttered with incoming matter but that matter never desending (according to our observation) into the black hole.   That seems far fetched to me, so I am sure I'm missing something.

By the way, I am in my sixties, and this question has vexed me to decades, so any light (time-dilated or not) that you can shed would be really appreciated!!


Alan Negin

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