Maybe your washing machine really HAS been stealing your socks!

Check this out:

This what happened when a landlord removed the bottom panel from one of the washing machines in her building.  There’s a compartment down there . . . and it’s PACKED with socks.

Mystery SOLVED!

(Also, it happens in older machines because they are a little less sealed. So if your Maytag is VERY MATURE, remove that panel!)