ONTARIO - When Sharon Coyle, a paranormal investigator, learned about the financial situation filmmaker Bill Murphy and his fiancee Anita McMillan were in, she wanted to do something to help out.

Murphy, who has done several documentaries about paranormal activity, was recently laid off. The news comes just after his fiancee was also laid off and then seriously injured when she fell down a flight of stairs, Coyle said.

Now the couple, who live in Los Angeles, are at risk of losing their home.

Coyle said she approached director Heather Woodward, who was going to screen her latest movie, "Dead House," in which Murphy is featured, for help.

The two decided that a fundraiser along with the screening of the movie would be the best way to help the couple, Woodward said.

"I've known him for years and as nice as he is, he's also very giving," Woodward said. "We need to do this because he's an asset to this community."

For years Murphy has done research and worked on documentaries involving paranormal activity, Coyle said.

Besides the screening, there will also be a question and answer session with Woodward and some of the investigators.

There will also be an auction of many donated paranormal-related items. Winning bidders will receive either a 15- to 30-minute reading by Tuesday Miles of P.O.R.T.A.L. Paranormal Talk Radio, or a two-minute commercial on the P.O.R.T.A.L Paranormal Show that reaches more than 100,000 listeners each week.

"I don't have much money to help him out but hopefully this will relieve some pressure," Coyle said.

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IF YOU GO

WHEN: 7 p.m. tonight

WHERE:Granada Theater, 303 Euclid Ave., Ontario,

COST: $15 per person

For more details on Anita McMillian's condition or to donate to directly to a fund to help the couple, go to: http://www.constantimage.com/billandanita