The video, originally sourced from al-Qaeda Iraq 2010, attempts to capture the destruction of an M1 Abrams tank. While the tank took a direct hit they didn’t achieve their goal, but they did capture something even more spectacular, and very strange.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Invisible Soldier. Multiple videos have been provided each using different filters and techniques to highlight the seemingly invisible soldier.
The scene: a dusty road in Iraq, rubble and dry weeds cover the roadside. Along the road an M1 Abrams tank makes its way carefully along the road. Always mindful that anything can happen, which it does. The explosion from the IED (Improvised Exploding Device) lifts the front of the tank into the air; it rolls to a stop just out of the cameras view. A second M1 charges down the dirt road, stopping mid frame to secure the scene and check on the damaged tanks crew.