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Most of these definitions are from the Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1981); the rest are mine.

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      perception by hearing of what is not perceptible by hearing at the time.

      experiencing clairaudience, or a person who experiences clairaudience.

      perception of what is not normally perceptible.

      experiencing clairsentience, or a person who experiences clairsentience.

      visual perception of what is not visually perceptible at the time.

      experiencing clairvoyance, or a person who experiences clairvoyance.

      An animal that is believed by most scientists to be legendary, mythological, or extinct. The hunt for evidence of the actual existence of these animals is called Cryptozoology. SEE ALSO: Anomalies Article: Cryptozoology

      Literally "the study of hidden/unknown animals," Cryptozoology is primarily concerned with the discovery and confirmation of the existence of large animals considered by most scientists to be legendary, mythological, or extinct; such animals are refered to as cryptids. According to Ben S. Roesch's web site, the word "Cryptozoology" was originally coined by Bernard Huevelmans in personal correspondences with collegues after the publication of his epic work on the subject of undiscovered creatures, On the Track of Unknown Animals... the word was first used in a published text by Lucien Blancou, who dedicated a book to "Bernard Huevelmans, master of Cryptozoology." SEE ALSO: Anomalies Article: Cryptozoology

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