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0005328Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Immigrationpublic2012-02-19 23:402012-02-24 03:50
Toady One 
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0005328: Ghosts can immigrate from past fortresses
Not sure if this ghost came from A) my slaughtered settlements in a haunted region, or B) from my abandoned fortress that was half-dead of dehydration... but a ghost just showed up in my first immigrant wave.

It was definitely one of mine; it still had a nickname I'd given it.
No idea.
He did the whole "flashing X immigrant" thing, then sat at the edge of the map. He shows up as "Other", not as one of my dwarves, AND also shows up as "Dead/Missing". I can't give him labors or anything out of the ordinary. He is wearing immigrant equipment, if that's weird.

Building a coffin (not a slab) caused him to claim it.

He was the ONLY immigrant in his wave, and after a full season, still hasn't gone away. The next immigrant wave entered through a different border and proceeded as normal.
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Issue History
2012-02-19 23:40SoweluNew Issue
2012-02-19 23:53KogutNote Added: 0020233
2012-02-23 11:28VeylonNote Added: 0020558
2012-02-23 13:24FootkerchiefSummaryGhosts can immigrate => Ghosts can immigrate from past fortresses
2012-02-24 03:50Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-24 03:50Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-24 03:50Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-02-24 03:50Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

2012-02-19 23:53   
I think that problem is "immigrant ghosts are broken" rather than "Ghosts can immigrate" (awesome!).
2012-02-23 11:28   
I can confirm this bug. I also have a ghostly immigrant who migrated alone. I don't think that this is supposed to be immigration, as this is a ghost I have already lain to rest once in this fortress.

She used to be a forlorn haunt, I gave her a coffin, she vanished, a Minotaur destroyed the coffin, I didn't get around to replacing it, and now she's immigrating as a murderous ghost. Also, I never managed to retrieve her body from the underground lake she fell in during some construction work, so that may have something to do with it.