If something falls into a black hole, but has not yet hit the singularity in the center, can we (outside of the black hole) feel its gravity? On the one hand, I've learned that there's no distance limit to gravity and that everything in the universe feels the gravity of everything else. On the other hand, we would be able to measure the gravitational field of the thing and thus figure out where in the black hole it is, which contradicts the idea that no information can escape a black hole.
Gravity, according to the majority of published and non-published scientists, is able to propagate information from one point to another at the speed of light. This means that as soon as any massive body "physically" interacts with a black hole (enters the Schwartzchild radius) there is no longer a way for anything outside of the black hole to know anything else regarding the status of the body. Therefore the new addition to the black hole simply becomes part of the system and can no longer be considered a separate entity. The body's gravity becomes that of the black hole's.