Fools Nook gained its name from the fact that this was one of the last places in this area that Druids were known to have existed, that were refered to by the locals as the fools in the nook. However there is more to this place than meets the eye, when you are travelling on the Leek to Macclesfield road, you only have to blink and you have passed through it, but there has been reports over the years of ufo activity, fairies and black energy.
Firstly one sighting of ufos in this area took place in the 1960s around the time of the construction of the GPO tower on Croker hill, four motorists were travelling on the Macclesfield to Leek road which passes through Fools Nook, when they saw flying saucers shoot out of the hill behind Fools Nook, they then flew to Croker hill and hovered over the building site before flying off at high speed. Two weeks later a car was waiting for the traffic lights to change at Bosley croosroads, when one of the passengers in the rear saw a silver glowing craft approach the car and hover over it. The car drove on towards Macclesfield and the object stayed over it. As the car approached Fools Nook the vehicle’s lights went out. The driver brought the car to a standstill, then the object took off at high speed, the lights came back on and the occupants of the car were able to carry on with their journey, in a state of shock but unharmed.
In the 1970s a man who lived on nearby Hurdsfield estate witnessed very small lights shooting out of a hill just south of Fools Nook, these lights were only a few inches in diameter, and according to the witness were darting about, he likened them to Tinkerbell out of Peter Pan, and the place that they originated was non other than the Fairyhough, the ridge that lies behind Fools Nook.
In 1991 a man was waiting for the swing bridge to close across the Macclesfield canal opposite the Fools Nook pub when he spotted a silvery object travelling through the sky faster than a conventional aircraft is capable of.
A stong Ley line has been tracked through this area, and it is thought that the building of the canal and the main road that runs through the Nook, and also the quarrying which takes place on the hillside may have twisted or broken the earth energy lines, this may have caused the powerful energy that once permeated this area to have changed to a black energy. This may help explain why this area has become an accident black spot in recent times, hence the recent addition of the dreaded speed cameras in an attempt to bring the number of accidents down. It would be worth checking to see if the number of cancer sufferers in this area was higher than the national average, as this is often the case if someone lives on or near a black energy line. In the 1980s a group of twelve scouts were walking along the Old Leek road when they spotted a silver and blue cigar shaped object hovering in the sky before it simply vanished from view. This took place near a man made mound which locals claim has a connection to the Fairy Folk, and which also has a very strong Ley line running through it.