Haunts & Legends LIVE at the Hotel Utica
- Hotel Utica
- 102 Lafayette St, Utica, NY 13502 United States
The 6th Annual Haunted History Investigations with Townsquare Media brings Haunts & Legends to the iconic Hotel Utica with special guests Kris Williams from Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters & Ghost Hunters International along with Chris DiCesare of Syfy's School Spirits.
Steeped in history and legends, New York is filled with stories of the forgotten, eerie and the weird that influence us everyday. Lite 98.7′s Eric Meier has teamed up with Folklorist P.W. Creighton to explore the haunts and legends of New York. Now Haunts & Legends LIVE invites you to become part of the legend and help explore history in a unique experience this October 31st.
Attendees can visit with the Syfy hosts during a psychic fair at the Hotel Utica from 12-6 PM that is also open to the public while the Landmark's Society Of Greater Utica hosts a series of historic tours of Rutger Mansions. For attendees that have not purchased a room or tour, admission to the psychic fair is $5.
Haunts & Legends participants will have the first ever opportunity to stay and investigate at the Hotel Utica with Kris Williams, Chris DiCesare and the Shadow Chasers to investigate the haunted hotel including the forbidden and legendary 13th floor. Attendees can explore the hotel and stay the night.
A select number of attendees will also have the chance to enjoy a VIP dinner with the hosts early in the evening with SyFy channel hosts.
***Hotel Rooms include tour of Forbidden floors with SyFy stars and ghost hunters, admission to Psychic fair, the ability to meet the talent, in addition to the ability to investigate other floors of the hotel independently or with talent as time permits.
Kris Williams was raised in southern New Hampshire where she studied art, film, radio, history and genealogy. She grew up in a house that was very open-minded about the paranormal. Her mother grew up in an active house, her father’s side always spoke of experiences and she grew up with a few of her own.
In 2006 she had 5 people close to her pass away, which lead her to question her beliefs. Her 8-year friendship with Jay and Grant, her love of history, her interest in the paranormal and her own need for answers made her want to get involved with TAPS. She has appeared on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International with appearances on SyFy’s Destination Truth.
Chris DiCesare – “The Ghost Boy of Geneseo”
As a young college student, Chris DiCesare'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'.
After almost a quarter century of avoiding the spotlight, in 2009 DiCesare - convinced by the level of respect and authenticity provided by the "Please, talk with me..." film project - finally agreed to share his experience.
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.
Eric & Phil - The Haunts & Legends Explorers
Lite 98.7's Eric Meier has teamed up with Folklorist P.W. Creighton to explore the haunts and legends of New York. Through their travels into the dark and often overlooked spaces they bring historic sites back to life and have made some unexpected discoveries along the way.
The New York Shadow Chasers were the PBS TV Ghost Hunters for 3 years before partnering with Townsquare Media. After hundreds of paranormal cases throughout New York, the Shadow Chasers have been featured in countless media including features on Fox TV, the Folklore & Frost Documentaries on PBS TV, radio broadcasts, and the Haunted New York books. The Shadow Chasers have released multiple books including Chasing Shadows: New York Ghosts and currently teach a course on ghost hunting at Herkimer County Community College.
Watch the Complete Haunts and Legends Season 1 via this Youtube Playlist
Watch the complete first season of the Haunts and Legends of New York including our explorations of the Happy Valley ghost town near Syracuse, the Lost Village of Delta near Rome, Utica's Secret Underground Waterways and the Hidden Vault at Bagg Commemorative Park in Utica.