Naturally, Burch and her husband were skeptical; a creature as big as their daughter described certainly wouldn't escape their notice. Right?
"Her story was as plausible to us as her complaining about monsters under her bed," Burch said.
The incident had all but left Burch's mind — until three nights later. That's when, at around 3 a.m., her eldest daughter woke her up in a panic to say she'd just seen the creature, too.
"My husband walked over to their room to check it out," Burch said. "When he came back, he very casually got dressed and said, 'She's right.'"
The creature was real, after all.