Chris Di Cesare
"The Ghost Boy of Geneseo”
As a young college student, Chris Di Cesare's view of life was forever changed by a series of horrifying events in and around his dorm room: C2D1 at SUNY Geneseo. From early February through late April of 1985, he and his college friends endured what is now referred to as 'The C2D1 Haunting'. Apparitions sighted, disembodied voices heard, moving objects witnessed and frightening physical attacks all became part of the ordeal suffered by Chris - who quickly became the focal point of the haunting - and several of his college classmates. Long suppressed by the participants themselves, the extreme haunting eventually moved into the realm of ‘urban legend’.
After almost a quarter century of avoiding the spotlight, in 2009 Di Cesare -
convinced by the level of respect and authenticity provided by the Please Talk With Me film project -
finally agreed to share his experience. The film recreates the 1985 events
surrounding the photograph that has become known across the internet as the
Following a 2011 college speaking tour, Chris was featured on the SyFy
channel's show "School Spirits". The episode titled 'Dorm Room
Nightmare' first aired on June 27th, 2012 and gained national attention.
Please Talk With Me premiered at SCARE-A-CUSE
in September, 2012 along with a companion book by the Rev. Tim Shaw (foreword
by John Zaffis, the Haunted Collector).
The movie has since gone on to win multiple awards including Best
Feature (Spirit Quest Film Fest) and Best Director (Wilson Horror Film Fest).
An accomplished lecturer who recently appeared on Coast to
Coast AM, Di Cesare has released his memoir, Surviving Evidence, (Dark Moon Press) which became an Amazon best seller, and offers a compelling first-hand
accounting of the infamous extreme haunting from the person who found himself
at its center … and survived it.
(Page one is pictured above) were recorded by J. Jeff Ungar, a SUNY Geneseo student who lived in Erie Hall during the now famous 1985 extreme haunting.
Originally recorded in order to assist Chris Di Cesare and his friends in the attempt to assess and understand the events of the months-long ordeal. A quarter century later they would become a primary resource for many of the television and film projects, such as the SyFy network's "School Spirits: Dorm Room Nightmare" and EIA Studios' award winning film "Please Talk With Me".