The YouTube video posted by Section 51 has not been authenticated, but was supposedly filmed by U.S. Marines. The clip shows a triangular object approach a purported Taliban camp and open fire, decimating the area.
A YouTube video currently making the rounds across the internet showing a "UFO" destroying a Taliban camp is an obvious hoax.
While debunking videos isn't exactly my forte, it's worth it this time since The Daily Mail, The New York Daily News, International Business Times, and others have reported on the poorly-edited minute-and-a-half clip uploaded by "Section 51."
Little green men may certainly exist, but it can't be confirmed that they've fired on the Taliban. A quick perusal of the "Section 51" channel — with dozens of videos of soldiers and Marines encountering supposed "UFO's" uploaded — should convince most this is a hoax, but let's look at the video:
That very fake-looking UFO hovering above the explosion said to be in "Afghanistan — March 2014" is, well, obviously fake. This little computer-generated addition was thrown over a real video of a car bomb factory being blown to bits in Iraq that the Section 51 uploaders flipped.
ORIGINAL VIDEO OF DESTROYING BOMB FACTORY IN IRAQ THERE IS NO UFO
"The authenticity of the video cannot be confirmed. The U.S. military has not announced any UFO sightings in Afghanistan," wrote Joel Landau at the New York Daily News.
The video from the group Section 51 - titled "UFO ATTACKS TALIBAN CAMP!!! March 2014" - allegedly shows a UFO firing multiple times at a compound that then goes up in smoke. The organization, which seeks to show the reality of UFOs, claims the footage was shot by the U.S. Marines.
The location is then filled with a large pile of smoke, and the film cuts to a triangle-shaped object flying in the sky.
The authenticity of the video cannot be confirmed. The U.S. military has not announced any UFO sightings in Afghanistan.
The website Pixable shows the supposed UFO video is incredibly similar to a 2009 military video shot in Iraq.