Spooky "phantom buildings" that don't exist have been discovered hovering over Manchester on Google maps.

Twitter user Kimberley reported the mystery phenomena which appears to intersect with Manchester Magistrates' Court at odd angles.

She tweeted: "What the f*** are these weird phantom buildings on Google Maps. They're just clipping into other buildings. They're not real. WTF."

The building appears superimposed on others in Manchester's Bridge Street, next to the swanky Lowry Hotel.

Other Twitter users were quick to offer up their own theories - which went from the plausible to the downright bizarre.

One suggested it was a glitch in Google's app, while others speculated it may be evidence of Russian hacking or even a portal into a higher realm, reports Daily Star.

One prankster even insisted the building was real, saying: "Speak for yourself I live there".

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And this isn't the first case of a possible paranormal occurrence in Greater Manchester. Last month possible UFOs were spotted above Rochdale Infirmary.

In the clip, the bright sphere appears to hang in the air reflecting the bright light of the sun.

The object doesn't appear to move much but it looks as if it is shimmering because sometimes it is brighter and sometimes barely visible.

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Dave Watkins, from Tameside, recorded the footage whilst he was waiting outside Rochdale Infirmary.

Dave said he had a previous paranormal experience after he spotted a mysterious object in the sky returning to his childhood home in Hadfield in the early 70s.

"It looked almost like a candle flame in the sky, or, imagine the burner on a hot air balloon - but there was no balloon," he said.