Proof your washing machine really could be eating your socks

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

If you’ve ever thought your washing machine was ‘eating’ your socks it turns out you might actually be right.

Shocking and bizarre images have been shared online sending the Twitter-verse into a spin.

“So, I no longer feel like a crazy person for losing random socks,” Sarah Rose shared on Twitter, alongside an image of what appeared to be hundreds of socks found in the bottom panel of a washing machine.

She did go on to clarify that this was not her machine, but was glad to have found proof that a sock thief does exist.

“I did finally find the original poster and apparently they even found a credit card in there. Time to take the washer apart,” she wrote.

Her tweet has caused quite a stir among other users with almost 74k likes and it has been shared over 25k times.

The original images were shared by Cathy Hinz on Bored Panda last year, who explained that her and her husband manage a manufactured home park and her husband made the discovery when he decided to fix a washing machine that wasn’t working.

“To his shock, this is what he found. Socks, underwear, a credit card… and that is just what was in the bottom of the machine,” she wrote.

Cathy Hines made the discovery last year. Photo: Cathy Hines/Bored Panda
There was even a credit card and lose change. Photo: Cathy Hines/Bored Panda

“When he removed the water pump that removes the water from the machine, he found about $7.00 in change.

“Now, for those of you that swear, your machine eats your small things, and have been told by ‘professionals’ and others that this fable just is not true. Here is the proof.”

A white goods purveyor tells Be that it could be possible to lose socks through the filtrations system, but only if you had a really cheap, poorly made front loader.

The filtration system is what normally catches any loose change that falls through the wash and can be cleaned out via a filter box.

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