Crossing the Horizon

Pete Brown disagrees with the statement in an earlier chapter, "No special event occurs as we fall through the Schwarzschild horizon" (page 3-19). He says, "Suppose you go feet first through the horizon. Since your feet hit the horizon before your eyes, then your feet should disappear for a short time. When your eyes pass across the horizon, you can then see what is inside, including your feet. So tie your sneakers tightly or you will lose them in the dark!" Is Pete right? Suppose another spaceship free floats ahead of you across the horizon. Will you lose sight of the leading spaceship after it crosses the horizon but before you do?

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