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paranormal

[-nôr′məl]
Etymology: Gk, para + L, normalis, rule
pertaining to phenomena that cannot be explained by normal scientific investigation.

paranormal

adjective Pertaining or relating to phenomena (e.g., clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, telepathy) which are not explained by natural laws and principles of the physical universe.

paranormal

(pa-ra-nor-mal)
1. Pert. to experiences that are not explainable scientifically. See: extrasensory perception;
2. Moderately abnormal.

paranormal,

adj 1. outside the realm of normal experience or scientific explanation.
n 2. collective term for anomalous phenomena.
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TARGET: In a test of ESP, the object or event that the percipient attempts to identify through information paranormally acquired; in a test of PK, the physical system, or a prescribed outcome thereof, that the subject attempts to influence or bring about.
The all-out horror of telepathy and telekinesis is the stuff of power fantasies like Jerome Bixby's 'It's a Good Life' (1952), where a paranormally endowed child rules over a world literally of his own making, tyrannizing adults by reading their thoughts, and 'teleporting' them to their doom when those thoughts do not please its naive whims.
The hangman's cell was paranormally 'very active,' particularly below the hatch through which those hanged dropped.
Yet there they were Wednesday afternoon, discussing how happy they were about ``The X-Files'' embarking on its eighth season and even looking forward to a probable ninth year of the paranormally popular series.
If any reader's friends or dear ones are acting paranormally, write to Sic right now.
Netherworld, located in Norcross, Georgia, was recently investigated by Ghost Hunters International, which determined that there is enough evidence for them to state that the site is paranormally active.