Have you ever heard of the Sock Monster? The Closet Monster? Or the Monster...

@sharone74 (4838)
United States
January 9, 2007 4:06pm CST
Everyone has things disappear from time to time. Most adults won't give it much credence but the household Monsters are real. Like the Closet Monster that lives in your childrens bed and likes to get up to no good along with the Beast under the bed taht is waiting to nibble little toes when they get out of bed at night for a glass of water or to go potty. The most infamous of the Monster family is the Gall Darned Sock Muncher Monster. He, contrary to popular belief does not eat your socks! He takes them when they're in the laundry usually in the washer or dryer, since Gall Darned is a clean and well kempt house monster unlike his other two cousins mentioned above. He just takes the socks and munches on them a little, munching toe holes and heel holes in them. Just when you have given up on finding the mate and you throw the other sock away or you wear them mismatched with another pair and throw the mate in the laundry where he can get that one. Your much munched and enjoyed "missing sock" will reappear. Now where in the heck is the other one you threw into the wash?
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@otshock (273)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I never had a problem with the sock monster until one house that I lived in a few years ago. One sock out of a lot of pairs that were mine, my daughter's, and my husband's were just gone. I checked all over the house. I even used a flashlight to look in the laundry chute, thinking that maybe they would be stuck along the wooden sides. Even when we moved they didn't show up. Thank goodness I don't have that problem in the house we live in now! I guess the sock monster prefers to stay in one house for all of it's life? If so, I'm very glad!
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Usually they move with you. You must be pretty slick to have shaken him
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@doncris (637)
• Romania
10 Jan 07
No! I tell you! They will overpopulate the world and eventually erupt from our houses into the streets! They will eat us alive! Bla bla...for how long can you keep this going, sharone?:))
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
10 Jan 07
LOL! I have not heard of Gall Darned before. At least not called by that name. That is so cute! I loved your post ^_^ I think that we have all been victims of some sort of Sock Monster in our lives. I don't know how it happens, but it seems to happen to everyone that I've ever heard of! *laugh* ^_^
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Well there isn't just one you know, each family has their very own personal sock and closet monsters, though it seems there aren't enough Beasts under the bed to go around so they moonlight under different beds on different nights. However Gall Darned has been with me a while and at the rate of socks disappearing around here I think he may have moved in a Missus Darned!
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@thekiwi (588)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I've always heard of the sock monster, how he eats only one of the pair of socks and leaves you with an unmatched lonely one, and then the monster under you bed who will snap at you if you get out of bed... I thought these were funny stories, and wouldnt dream of torturing my son like that lol...
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
You make them funny and then you come up with sure fire cures for your kids night time monster fears. Like you get together and watercolor paint a sign for monster no trespassing zones and then you tape it on the inside of the door to the closet for them. And for tile or hardwood floors you sprinkle a little talkum powder around the bed so you can see that there are no moster footprints. So on and so forth. Then every time you loose one of their socks to Gall Darned you can play with them about all the wakcky monster traps that you're going to put out to stop the sock thievery once and for all!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
10 Jan 07
How about a spray bottle of monster replent? (colord water)
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
12 Jan 07
long as you don't spray it on the clothes go for it!
@dogdancer (105)
10 Jan 07
q: what has a hundred teeth with a monster behind it? a: my zip!
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
A minor demon maybe a monster I doubt it!
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@otshock (273)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Ha Ha! Good one sharone! Guess you told him!
@aureliaz (1179)
• Singapore
10 Jan 07
I've only come across them in books. Due to the fact that I live in Asia, small aspects from the Western culture do not travel across. I wish this did though...it seems interesting to have scapegoats for all these unexplainable occurrences around the household.
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Jan 07
They are international travelers, expecially to places where people don't know about them yet! Ha Ha. Think of all the fun that they are having with you all over there while you are all unaware. The average household has 4-5 The closet monster who inhabits small childrens closets, which is why the make you shut the door on them and why they want a light so they can see him coming. He is the Closet Montset Or Clos for short. Then there is the beast under the bed monster who is said to nip little children's toes in the middle of the night when they get up for water or to potty. He doesn't eat then just bites them from under the bed! Then ther is the Sock Monster who takes one sock and leaves the other behind in the wash when you wash them. And then theres the miscellaneous misplacer monster or Mister. Nobody. MN for short. Sometimes one will get married and watch out then! It's a joke about the common fear of children at bed time. It is also something that older siblings scare younger siblings with stories about right before bed when they fill them up with soda, or tea, or water right before bed. That if they get up to go to the bathroom monsters wil bite their toes!
@tara99 (68)
• India
10 Jan 07
Is there a 'keys' monster too? I have some missing keys. I know I kept them safe somewhere about 2 years back. I am still looking for them.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Just the miscellaneous misplacer monster. He really has no use for keys, I believe that they shall turn up soon. And they will be somewhere around the same spot that they were the very last time that you saw them! LOL.
@cisco1 (539)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I heard of all the above but not the sock monster. do i believe its real, no, i dont,that just make beleive, but i do have problems losing socks. i go through a pack of sacks and lose them daily, and think to myself what the heck. lol, good funy post but i dont beleive in it.
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
You don't have to believe in it Gall Darned would prefer if you didn't. That just makes his sock munching easier to perpetrate!
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@pratu0708 (126)
• India
10 Jan 07
Thats a nice one. I dont really beleive in Sock Monster and the only Monster i know of in my house is me LOL. i just misplace things over and over again and most of the times am absent minded to the point of being needed to be reminded to wear my shoes if i am leaving the house. so here its just me and i am barely cope up with this monster
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Well now. We actually get one of the monsters to weigh in on the discussion! Thanks for yur response.
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@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 07
Cute pink baby socks - Cute pink baby booty socks lying on a wooden table
lol well I guess what you have written about the monsters can only be substantiated to myths alone with out any real proof. However I must agree with you that the socks thing is so true. Although I dont believe in any monsters living in our houses and nibbling onto socks but definitely socks have a habbit of disappearing and specially tiny socks of my daughter generally have a tendency to disappear more often as compared to mine or my wife's. Anyways really enjoyed the post and love the way you write. You should take it up seriously since you really have a kncak for keeping people interested even in a lengthy post. Best of luck
• Canada
10 Jan 07
LOL sharone! We don't have the monsters in our house but we DO have the ghost twins! Their names are "NotMe" and "Idunno." Strangely, they (rather than any of the mortals in the place) are responsible for anything that goes wrong... any time I question anything, sure enough, it's the ghosts.... Me: Who left an empty toilet roll again?! Them: "NotMe" Me: Who was supposed to take the trash bag outside?! Them: "Idunno" Me: Who left dishes in the sink instead of putting them in the dishwasher?! Them: "NotMe"... "Idunno" I really need cleaner ghosts!
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
See this mysterious pair may not be so ghostly as you think since ghosts don't usually have the ability to manifest and take things. You may be the victim of the miscellaneous misplacer monsters too! Will their reign of terror never end?!?!?!?!? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAArggggggggggg the inhumanity of it all. My mother used to call the all-purpose misplacer in our house Mr. Nobody and every time his name came up in conversation she would start talking to the ceiling or a corner of a room yelling AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH and then muttering dire imprecations for Mr. N the day that she finally caught up with his "heathen behind!"
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I know exactly what you are talking about because i have a sock monstor that steals my socks from the dryer and they never appear until i throw away the match which is months down the road.its quiet amasing how i put all pairs in the laudry but when i take them out to fold the matches are not there.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
the remedy is to buy boring socks that are all exactly the same. Then you won't notice the losses and casualties until they return with toe and heel holes. Or even the mysterious up by the top seam of the 3/4 socks munch marks! He's a rather stupid monster easy to fool with look-alike sock sets.
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@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Yep with seven kids we have the dreaded sok monster. We have two bags we keeping putting them into.
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Put them out in the garage our maybe pretend to throw them out and Gall Darned or his cousins may be fooled into returning the mates only moderately munched!
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@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
i have never heard of the sock monster. fortunately, it didn't attack me. i always have both pair of my socks. well, i am not really sure if the sock monster is living in our house or it's just my mom who's really good in finding the missing pair of my socks.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
She must have found a monster repellant that works. Either that or your family has boring old socks that are all the same so that stealing a pair doesn't matter or maybe she just doesn;t tell you about the collection of unmated socks she has hidden in the laundry room!LOL
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• China
10 Jan 07
i dont about sock monster,i know about monster
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
10 Jan 07
What monster are you talking about?
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@athul555 (91)
• India
10 Jan 07
socks monster and other monsters are just works of fictions and old storuies wwhich were made up, socks monster is one, sock monster, sock is a nice name that can be given to one monster, monsters are all there only in stories an d dreams
@dip_cool (411)
• India
10 Jan 07
well i have never had any problems with sock monsters.i guess there is no sock monsters in india..lol.we have our version of monster stories and myths and they dont eat socks.lol.anyways do you really believe in all this!
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@sunny916 (151)
• United Arab Emirates
10 Jan 07
Yeah i have heard a movie called Monster Inc ha ha ha ha ha
@inked4life (4226)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I think it's high time that the dairy producers in this country start putting pictures of the missing socks on the back of milk cartons..their disappearance is quickly becoming an epidemic...also, let's get Gall Darned on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I think the sock monster is the washing machine. I swear I buy more socks than anything else. You put two four or six in and only come out with thre or 1 unbelievable. I grandpa, however used to won a laundromat and my mom tells me that they get caught in the washing machine. So other than that that is the only explanation i can come up with. It sure is aggrivating though. A constant struggle.
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@harivinod (781)
• India
10 Jan 07
no i don't know
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