This is an interesting question. It might be good to look at the etymology of the word first. Telepathy comes from two Greek words, "tele," which means distant, and "pathe," which means experience or suffering.
These Greek words were put together by Fredric W. H. Myers, in the late 1800's to speak of the ability to pass along information from one person to another person without the normal means of communication. In other words, no sensory channels are used to convey this information.
Most people do not believe in telepathy. Part of the reason for this is that it have never been proved to exists in a controlled laboratory setting. In light of this, we can say that this is the stuff of good fiction.