Given a black hole with mass of the Milky Way (1.6x10^42 kg), I built a frame that 1 m above the event horizon. I am jumping from this frame my legs down (since I am afraid to dive into a dangerous object my head down). As I understand, the tidal forces at this place are not yet dangerously pulling me apart.
As similar question about a rigid rod supposes that the end of the rod that approaches the horizon can "stuck" at this position and prevent the rod from moving in any direction. Here I have my legs instead of the rod and I don't quite understand how can I pass the even horizon if I jumped.
- Some other answers say that passing the event horizon would not be a big deal for me (yet), but how to connect this situation with the rod question? Would my legs get stuck near event horizon because they will stop in time?
- I have a flashlight with me. If I passed the event horizon, can I use it? If I turn it on and direct to my legs, will I see the light reflecting from them?
- Nearby the event horizon (where I was initially standing), is the gravitational formula still applicable? According to my calculations, gravitational pull will be GM/(R^2) = ~ 18.5 m/s^2 (numbers here), which is slightly less than double of that on Earth, and makes me think that I can bear that for some time.
- Will I be able to think and understand what is going on (supposing I am still sane and healthy)? Assuming thinking process as a combination of some chemical and physical processes happening in time, is there an obstacle for them to happen beyond the event horizon?
- Will I be able to move my body parts?
I have only one observer here (myself) and the reference frame is bound to my eyes (looking toward the BH along my body).