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Chris Di Cesare

"The Ghost Boy of Geneseo"

 Public figure, Author, Lecturer and Extreme

Haunting survivor. As Seen on SyFy,

Travel Channel, and Coast to Coast AM,

and the film "Please Talk with Me". 

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan.

EVENT HIGHLIGHT - October 28th, 2019

The Travel (TRVL) Channel debuts Season 1, Episode 1 of My Horror Story, entitled: Run, Ghost Boy, Run! The 42-minute episode features Chris Di Cesare as he re-tells his experience during the C2D1 Haunting that took place in Geneseo, NY in the winter of 1985. It marked the second time Di Cesare was featured on a network television show, the first being the SyFy School Spirits series in 2012. Also featured in the episode is New Mexico native John Bucklin who recounts his run-in with a 'skinwalker'.   

EVENT HIGHLIGHT - October 17th, 2015

Thirty years after the resolution of the infamous C2D1 Haunting, five former Erie Hall Students came together to recall the events of 1985. This unprecedented gathering - perhaps the largest of it's kind for an extreme haunting - also included Charlie Manning, the priest who blessed the C2D1 dorm room back in March of 1985. The panel was hosted by award-winning director Mara Katria, and featured (left to right): Paul Davie, Chris Di Cesare, Linda Kalasinki, Craig Norris and J. Jeff Ungar.

EVENT HIGHLIGHT - June 3rd, 2015

Chris DiCesare was a normal college student in the 1980s until a series of events began to unfold in his dorm room, C2D1 Erie Hall at SUNY Geneseo in New York state, which came to be known as the C2D1 Haunting. In the show's latter half, he related the strange events that he and his college mates experienced as they interacted with a spirit they identified as "Tommy" beginning in February 1985. Initially, he heard whispering voices, even as he listened to music over headphones. Then, he actually saw a specter, a young man around 15 or 20, who would have passed for a normal human, if he hadn't seen his legs going through the stereo.

While showering one day, he saw a silhouette on the bathroom wall, and was then attacked, with three visible scratches appearing from his neck to waist. Chris and his roommate decided to call in local clergy and wanted to present evidence of the ghost-- what came out was an odd skeletal image.  


The world premiere of "Please Talk with Me" (produced by William J Edwards and directed by Mara Katria) takes place at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY as part of the SCARE-A-CUSE film and horror convention. The feature-length independent film, featuring Kyle Shea as a young Di Cesare, and Aaron Katter as a young J Jeff Ungar, would eventually win awards for Best Feature Film and Best Director, with a runner-up nod in the category of Best Actor. The film is an accurate and captivating look at the C2D1 Haunting as it addresses the issues of trauma and trust. Di Cesare was credited as a Historic Consultant and appears several times in the film.   


Marking his first time being featured on a network television show, Di Cesare, along with his father, Vito; the chronicler of the C2D1 Journal notes J. Jeff Ungar; and college witness Beth Kinsman, appear on the SyFy network's School Spirits series. The episode, titled "Dorm Room Nightmare", provided a graphic and detailed look at the extreme haunting in grand style. The episode received wide-ranging acclaim (even besting popular series Haunted Collector in the ratings that night) and helped to propel the events into the national conscience and re-ignite the urban legend of 'The Ghost Boy of Geneseo'. 

2022 - Event Schedule


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2021 - Event Schedule

September 25th  - 7th Annual New Jersey Paraunity Fxpo. Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge Township, NG, 07095.Event Director: John Ruggiero

August 20th-22nd - Gettysburg Battlefield Bash, Gettysburg, PA

August 13th  - Awaken the Spirits presents: Chris Di Cesare, Historic Heritage Village of the Finger Lakes, 59 W. Pulteney St. Corning NY, Host: Bill Vockroth 

July 24th - Shanley Hotel, Exclusive 2 Day Guest Appreciation Event, Naponoch, NY.  Host: Kelly Sawyer Hammerling. SOLD OUT!    

May 19th - C.A.S.P.E.R. Meetup, 6:30-8:30, Clemson Brewery, Middletown, NY.  Host Bill Helms.

April 26th - HAPS Paranormal, 7 pm 

April 8th - Strange Oddities Podcast with Matt Haas, episode 46: The Ghost Boy of Geneseo. 8 pm. 

March 5th - Epicedium Paranormal Q&A with Chris DiCesare, 7 pm, Facebook Live. Click here to view.


February 21st - Legit Fantasy Paranormal with Guest Chris Di Cesare (livestreamed); with Buddy Thayer, Mike King and Genius Kev.  Click on blue event title to view. 


2020 - Event Schedule

January 11th - The Paranormal View, Hosts Henry, Geoff, Kat and Barbara. Appearing with Mara Katria. Para-X Radio Network. 8-10 PM


February 29th-March 1st - Rochester Winter Parafest, Hosted by Ted Van Son and Valley Oak Center, 4242 Lakeville Rd, Geneseo, NY

March 23rd - Paranormal Enthusiasts of Duchess County, Hosted by Ghost Magnets with a Twist. 84 Diner, Rt. 52. Beacon, NY

May 16th - 7th Annual New Jersey ParaUnity Expo, Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Event Director: John Ruggiero

July 10th - Paranormal Supper Series with Chris DiCesare, 7-9 PM, Foundry 42, 42 Front Street, Pt. Jervis NY 12771.

July 18th - 19th - Ocean State Paracon, Presented by RISEUP Paranormal. Plainville Racing Casino, Plainview, MA. Host: Ken DeCosta

December 14th - Paranormal Enthusiasts Christmas Celebration. 

2019 - Event Schedule

February 23rd-24th - Rochester Winter Parafest, Host Ted Van Son and Valley Oak Center, 4242 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, NY 14454

February 28th - The Haunted Chronicles, Episode 228 "Chris Di Cesare"; hosted by Jimmy Petonito.

April 13th-14th - The C2D1 Experience Bed & Breakfast. State College, PA. Hosted by J. Jeff Ungar and Mara Katria.

May 18th - The Pine Bush UFO Fair, Pine Bush, NY 10 AM - 4 PM.

June 1st - Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo, 6400 Hogg Island Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19153. Hosted by Haunted Exploration Events.

July 8th - Kindness Beyond the Veil, 7-9 PM, Host Chip Reichenthal. and WCET FM.

July 18th - Horsefly Chronicles Radio, 11 PM. Hosts Julia and Philip Syracusa. Paranormal King Radio Network.

NO PUBLIC APPEARANCES IN JULY OR AUGUST (Celebrating the birth of my granddaughter)

September 14th - Other Worldly Paracon, 11 AM. Hosted by On Angels Wings, MM.LLC; White Hill Mansion, Fieldsboro, NJ.

September 20th - Paranormal Supper Series with Chris Di Cesare, 7-9 PM. Foundry42, 42 Front Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Hosts: Michael Worden and Dani Masterson.

October 12th - Special Night at the Strand Theater with Guest Chris Di Cesare, 7 PM. 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Hosts Barry Ruggiero and New Jersey Paranormal Investigations.

October 16th - Paranormal Experienced with Host Kat Hobson, 8 PM. WBHM digital broadcasting.

October 18th-20th - 3rd Annual Ventral PA-ranormal Convention, Host: John Covey. Pajama Factory 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701

October 25th - The Ghost Boy Returns to Geneseo, 5-7 pm. Erie Hall, SUNY Geneseo.

OCTOBER 28th - TRAVEL CHANNEL SERIES, MY HORROR STORY, Season 1, Episode 4: RUN, GHOST BOY, RUN premieres at 10 PM (EST).



November 18th - Chris Di Cesare Lecture on the C2D1 Haunting, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden, NY 12586. Reservations required, call: (845) 778-7621.

December 11th - One on One with Vin Dacquino, COMCAST Studios, Carmel, NY

December 15th - RIFT Radio Network, 9-11 PM.


2018 - Event Schedule  

January 30th - Haunted Voices Radio, Host: Todd Bates. 9-11 PM, Lets Talk Radio,, Clearwater, Florida.

February 2nd - An Evening with Chris Di Cesare: The Ghost Boy of Geneseo, 8:00-10:00PM. Barnes-Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203. Event Director: Kevin Cook.

February 13th - The 518 Paranormal Project, Radio show. Host Josh Lajeunesse.

April 14th - Spiritual Awakening Expo, On Angels Wings, 203 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, New Jersey, 08505

April 28th - Meet the Author Weekend, Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

May 19th - 5th Annual New Jersey ParaUnity Expo, Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, NJ

June 9th - Not Your Average Paracon with Batty About Ghosts, Haldeman Mansion, 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502

June 10th - Paranormal Expo at Selma, Norristown Preservation Society/Selma Mansion, 1301 W Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401

June 23rd - Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153. Event Director: Haunted Exploration Events

July 28th - Sunset BBQ Dinner and Movie with Chris Di Cesare, Hyde Park Train Station Museum, 34 River Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Event Director: Joan Costello.

August 4th-5th - Central Pa-ranormal Convention 2, Pajama Factory 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. Hosted by the Junior Investigating Paranormal Society

August 18th-19th - The Gettysburg Battlefield Bash, Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325

September 8th - Haunt-Faire 2018, Best Western Inn at Hunt's Landing, 120 Rt. 6, Matamoras, PA 18366

September 22nd - 2nd Annual Syracon, 10-5, Barnes-Hiscock Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13205. Syracuse Area Paranormal.

October 6th - East Coast Paracon, Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Scranton, PA. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Paranormal Association

2017 - Event Schedule

January 8th, - 3rd Annual WinterParafest, 10AM - 7PM, Nashvilles 4853 W. Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY. 14467. Ted Van Son and GVPS.

January 14th - Onondaga County Historical Association, 321 Montgomery St. Syracuse, NY. 13202. Hosted by Kevin Cook and Syracuse Area Paranormal

January 23rd - Paranormal Talk Radio with Ted VanSon, 8-9PM.

January 23rd - SOPAH Paranormal Radio Show, with John Tobin. 10-11PM.

January 28th - The Southern Mansion Ghost Hunt, with Ghost Hunters, 6:30PM-1AM, Cape May, New Jersey.

March 4th-March 5th - Bizarre Haunted Flea Market, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage (Long Island) NY 11804. Hosted by TwitchTwitch Productions.

March 25th - ParaParty3: The 80's. 7PM - 12AM, Hilton Double Tree Inn, Windsor Locks, CT, Cee and Gee Productions

March 27th - Beyond the Silence radio program, 7PM Eastern time.

March 29th - Beyond the Realm interview, Part I (7PM-9PM) with Mark Stinziano and Jacqui Geary.

April 1st - Spiritual Awakening Expo. 11AM-6PM. Sponsored by Angels on Wings, The Lyceum Hall, 432 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016

April 5th - Monthly Meetup with the Justin Bamforth Group (via Skype) - 8:30PM

April 12th - Beyond the Realm interview, Part II, (7PM-9PM) with Mark Stinziano and Jacqui Geaty.

April 20th - Historic Palmyra Presents Chris Di Cesare, The "Ghost Boy of Geneseo". 7PM, Alling Coverlet Musuem, 122 William Street, Palmyra, NY 14522

April 29th/30th - Special Night at the Strand Theater with special guest Chris DiCesare. 7PM-9PM, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Event Director: Barry Ruggiero and New Jersey Paranormal Investigations.

May 1st - Surviving a True Haunting with Christopher DiCesare; Paranormal Collaboration with Bill and Kris Reap. 8PM-10PM,

May 6th/7th - Hudson Valley ComicCon; 10AM-7PM Sat.; 10AM-5PM Sun.; Gold's Gym & Exhibition Center, 258 Titusville Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

May 13th - 4th Annual New Jersey Para-Unity Expo. Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095. Event Director: John Ruggiero

June 2nd - Art Walk and Noah Webster Weekend, 6-9PM, Village of Goshen. - with Walter Pahucki.

June 3rd/4th - SelmaCon, Selma Mansion, Norristown, PA 19401. Hosted by The Norristown Preservation Society, The Dominion Ministry, Batty About Ghosts.

June 21st - SOS Teen Paranormal Camp, Shanley Hotel. 3:30PM. 56 Main Street, Napanoch, NY. Jodi Nettles.

July 8th - Rolling Hills Asylum Summer Bash, Rolling Hills Asylum, 10AM-6PM, East Bethany, NY 14054.

July 15th-16th - Ocean State Paracon, Presented by RISEUP Paranormal. Harrisville, Rhode Island. Event Director: Ken DeCosta

July 22nd - Historic Salem Court house Fundraising Event for Heavenly, 5Pm-7PM New Salem, NY; Event Director: Stacey Horton.

August 5th - Ghost Stories at Burn Brae Mansion, 4:30-7:30. 573 High Rd., Glen Spey, NY 12737; Event Director: Susan Fraysse Russ.

August 12th - Syracon Paranormal Convention, 10AM, Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St., Syracuse, NY 13205. Hosted by Syracuse Area Paranormal

August 19th/20th - The C2D1 Experience, State College PA, Hosted by the C2D1 Experience Bed & Breakfast; Mara Katria and J. Jeff Ungar

September 9th/10th - The Pointed Hat, Port Jervis, NY

September 16th - Haldeman Mansion Paranormal Expo, 10AM-8PM, Lora Cole Shirey

September 22 - The Ghost Boy of Geneseo, 1-2:30PM. Desmond Campus, Mt. St. Mary College. 6 Alnany Post Rd. Newburgh, NY 12550.

September 22 - ParaPalooza II, The ScaryToga Project. Director: Craig Wander

September 30th - Behind the Veil II, East Brunswick Elk Lodge, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816. New Jersey Ghost Organization, (Karen Kimmel Timper).

October 7th - EastCoast Paracon. Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Scranton, PA. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Paranormal Association.

October 10th - Sloatsburg Library, 7PM. 1 liberty Rock, Rd. Sloatsburg, NY. Contact: Sue Lord Melnyk

October 21st - AuthorCon and MovieFest, Holiday Inn: Oneonta/Cooperstown, Oneonta, NY 13820. Sponsored by DTM Wicked Radio.

November 4th - Old Mill Parafest IV, The Old Mill Museum, Dundee, Michigan 48131. Tim Rehahn and Spirit World Paranormal Investigations

December 9th/10th - Bizarre Haunted Holidays Flea Market, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Bethpage, NY (LI). Elsie Ginsberg

2016 - Event Schedule

February 28th - “Meet the Author’s” event. AMAZING PARANORMAL ENCOUNTERS 2, published by Stellium Press. Skype 8-9PM. Host: Annette Munich.

February 29th - Paranormal Enthusiasts of Duchess County Meeting – featuring Brian J. Cano. 7PM, I-84 Diner 853 Route 52 Fishkill, NY 12524

March 12th - 7PM. Club Para the Para Lounge radio show, with Ryleigh Black.

March 20th - 9PM-11PM. Living Paranormal, iTV and radio show with Rob Henry, Jason Olivo and Rev. Robyne Marie.

March 23rd - 9:30-11:30PM. Late Night in the Midlands, with host Michael T. Vara.

April 8th-April 9th - SalemCon2. VIP Party April 8th, Lecture Series and Vendors, April 9th. 18 Washington Sq. W.,Salem, Massachusetts 01970. Host: MGHP (Event Directors: Marc Arvilla and Lauren Sheriden)

April 30th - 4th Annual Paranormal for Paws Expo, 1:30-6:30PM. MasterPeace Dog Training, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038. Event Director: Taunya Damon.

May 7th – Hudson Valley Comic Con 11AM. Gold’sGym, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603.

May 14th - New Jersey Para-Unity Expo, 11:00AM-6PM. Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095. Event Director: John Ruggiero.

May 21st-May 22nd – Waterloo Psychic Fair. Waterloo, NY 13166. 10AM-7PM. Event Director: Kathy Brown.

May 28th - Seaside Shadows Haunted Tours, Vines on Church, Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut 06457. Director: Courtney McInvale Reardon.

June 4th-June 5th – 2nd Annual Pennhurst Paracon. Spring City, PA. 19475. Event host: Bob Christopher.

June 11th - The Dandy/Hinsdale House, 6:30PM. Hinsdale, NY 14743. Event Director: Daniel Klaes.

June 18th - The Pointed Hat, 2PM, 13 W. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Hosted by Charles Darkholme.

July 9th – Rolling Hills Asylum Paracon, 10AM. Rolling Hills Asylum, Bethany Center Road & Raymond Rd, East Bethany, New York 14054.

July16th-17th - Ocean State ParaCon, noon-7PM, Harrisville, RI, RISEUP Paranormal to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Event Director: Ken DeCosta.

July 19th - Phenomena Encountered, Crossroads Radio Network, 7PM. Hosted by Denise Garcia.

July 23+24 - Gathering of the Paranormal, 10AM. VFW Post 6123, Windsor Locks, CT. Hosted by Chris Baricko.

July 26th - Phenomena Encountered Radio with Denise Garcia, 8PM. Crossroads Radio Network.

July 27th - Paranormal Encountered with Kat Hobson. 8PM. WWW.WCJVRADIO.COM

August 2nd - Shadow Travels with Kevin Cook on Blogtalk Radio, 8PM. Syracuse Area Paranormal.

August 6th - Ghosts at the Post? 9PM. The American Legion Post 1231, Rensselaer, NY. Sponsored by the Glory Haunt Hounds

August 7th - Haunt Faire 2016 - A Convention For All Things, Presentation at 1:30PM. Clarion Hotel 3845 Vets Memorial Parkway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.

August 27th - 2nd Annual ParaParty, Hilton Doubletree, Windsor Locks, CT. 06096. Hosted by Gina Bengsten, CEE & GEE Productions.

September 6th - Phenomena Encountered Radio with Denise Garcia, 8PM. Crossroads Radio Network.

September 17th - ScaryToga, The Saratoga Winery 6PM-Midnight, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

September 24th - East Coast Paracon, Steamtown Mall, Scranton, PA, Paranormal Science, WILK-FM,

October 1st - The C2D1 Experience, State College, PA . Hosted by the C2D1 Experience Bed and Breakfast. State College, PA .

October 8th - Tails from Beyond, Round Pond, Milton, NY. Hosted by Take Me home Pet Rescue. Event Directors: Phillip Casey and Sherry Casey.

October 8th - An Evening with Chris DiCesare, Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203. Hosted by Syracuse Area Paranormal

October 15th - Surviving Evidence Book Signing at the Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

October 22nd - 1st Annual Halloween Event, On Angels Wings, MM.LLC. 229 High Street, Burlington, New Jersey 08016. Hosted by: Marcia Balint Moore.

October 29th-October 30th - Paranormal Super Con. The Ambassador Center, Erie PA. Event Director: Rob Szarek.

November 5th - St. Bernard's Seminary (National Register of Historic Places) event with (Fr.) Charlie Manning, 2260 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY

November 29th - The Paranormal Pop radio show, 8-9pm. Hosted by Brian Danhausen

December 6th - The Paranormal Herald with Evan Jensen, 6 PM (EST),

December 12th - Paranormal Enthusiasts Monthly Meetup, 7-9 PM, 84 Diner, Fishkill, NY 12524. Hosted by Ghost Magnets with a Twist

December 15th - YCParanormal Radio, 9-11 PM, WVYC 88.1, hosted by Jim Colonna and Channing Raver