Can we add 'wealthy entrepreneur interested in revitalizing the property' to the list of possible characters, as well as 'well informed, yet deceptive real estate agent'? I'd be willing to play both roles.
Either of those ideas would be fine.
I'll play a service member, Army or Marines.
What brought the service member there? Is he retired and working with the TV crew?
Just a bit more information on what I am thinking
The Rocky Hill Hotel was a three story structure designed in the shape of a Y. There was a parking lot and fountain in front of the building, with the lobby located at the center of the Y. Between the two arms closest to the ocean was a large swimming pool. While between the remaining arms, facing the forest, was a garden. The parking lot was set off across the entrance road, which ran through the woods to hook up with a local highway. Of course, the hotel itself was now gutted by fire. The parking lot, garden, and swimming pool had been largely reclaimed by the forest, and the road was now a rough dirt track.
The nearest town was Blueport, located fifteen minutes by foot through the forest, or roughly half an hour by road due to the need to take a road out to the highway, drive along the highway, then down another road to the town. The hotel was known among the locals, but generally avoided. Those that believed such things tended to think it was haunted, while those that didnít were well aware of a spate of animal attacks and accidents that had claimed dozens of lives over the decades.