Why dont they turn up later since they were not undressed anywhere else but in my apartment and watched in the basement?
Odder- when i was studying biology at college 7 years ago it was used by the academic author in our text book as an example to teach deductive reasoning and a few other types of reasoning used in science to deduce scientific fact.This guy was for real trying to validate why his socks went missing. The odd thing is it's always one of a pair. Well he deduced they had to worm their way into the innards of the drier as the only explanation but he wasn't going to pull the innards inside out as it was cheaper to buy new socks.
Once in a while I find a formerly missing sock stuck to the inside of a sheet in my linen closet, presumably from static. Once in a while one turns up inside of a nightgown too.