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’.
The photograph at left was taken by Geneseo college student J. Jeff Ungar on Valentine's Day, 1985. It shows Chris, with arms outstretched, as the unnatural breezes in the closed room pushed back his sweatshirt sleeves, and bent the cardboard behind him.
Di Cesare has been featured on SyFy "School Spirits:Dorm Room Nightmare" (2012); the award-winning independent docu-horror "Please Talk with Me" (2012); Coast to Coast AM with George Noory (2015); and most recently on the Travel Channel's "My Horror Story: Run Ghost Boy Run!" (2019).
An accomplished author and lecturer, Di Cesare released his memoir, Surviving Evidence, (Dark Moon Press, 2014) which became an Amazon best seller in it's genre the following spring. It offered a compelling first-hand
accounting of the infamous extreme haunting from the person who found himself
at its center, and who 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.