And here I was just thinking I was losing my mind..
Maybe your washing machine really HAS been stealing your socks! There's a photo going viral on Twitter that supposedly shows what happened when a landlord removed the bottom panel from one of the washing machines in her building.
So is it possible that all of your missing socks are trapped in a hidden compartment in the bottom of your machine? Well . . . maybe. If you have an older washing machine and dryer, it could be worth opening it up to take a look. However, if they were in the bottom of the washing machine... wouldn't they start to smell from the moisture? EWWWWW (Gagging now bye)