C2D1 Haunting 30th Anniversary Paranormal Symposium
Saturday Evening Events
October 17th, 2015

Musician - Mr. Paul Davie
Paul Davie


This once in a lifetime event just got even better: We are proud to announce that acclaimed 1987 SUNY Geneseo Grad/Alumnus Paul Davie will be performing live in concert for the 30th Anniversary Haunting Symposium, Saturday evening October 17th, 2015. Mr. Davie - who has performed internationally with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band members from The Hollies; The Rascals and Faces/Small Faces, as well as Badfinger; The Rembrandts; The Grass Roots; 10,000 Maniacs; Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Wings); Aerosmith/Ringo Starr producer Mark Hudson, and original Beatles drummer, Pete Best - will be sharing his rendition of 'old school' acoustic hits, popular back in the Geneseo college days of The Idle Hour, GJ's and The Inn Between. Come join us for a day of ghost hunts, lectures, interviews, authors, vendors and music, now featuring the amazing and talented Mr. Paul Davie!

 The C2D1 Extreme Haunting Survivor
‘Round Table’ Discussion

Erie Hall

In the cold winter of 1985 approximately a dozen New York college students experienced one of the most extreme hauntings ever to be documented: C2D1. Named for the room in Erie Hall on the SUNY Geneseo campus where the terror was said to have focused (disembodied voices, full-bodied apparitions and physical attacks were all reported by the frightened witnesses) the haunting eventually grew into a Western New York urban legend.

Now, thirty years later, CITA Productions - in conjunction with the Geneseo Alumni Association - has brought together for the very first time, a C2D1 Haunting Survivors ‘Round Table’ Discussion! Join award-winning film producer Mara Katria (Please Talk With Me) as she moderates this live, once-in-a-lifetime, discussion about the 1980’s, college life, personal experience and the infamous C2D1 Haunting!

Set to join Ms. Katria as panel members are:

Chris Di Cesare
J. Jeff Ungar
Charlie Manning
Paul Davie

Geneseo Alumni

Craig Norris
Eileen Colling
Linda Kalasinki
Mara Katria
Panel Modeator

The C2D1 Extreme Haunting Survivor ‘Round Table’ Discussion
Sponsored by

Ghost Detectives


Mr. Christopher Di Cesare, "The Ghost Boy of Geneseo"

Chris Di Cesare

The Keynote Speech is Sponsored by

Rolling Hills Asylum

Keynote Speaker -
Chris Di Cesare – “The Ghost Boy of Geneseo”

Ghost Shirt

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 'C2D1 ghost'.

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 offers a compelling first-hand accounting of the infamous extreme haunting from the person who found himself at its center … and survived it.

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