When used on a townsperson they will get the purple smoke and floating mushrooms like the wastrels have in the Mystery House. They will then wander aimlessly in one direction with one or two pauses, rambling on about dogs and rats before going back to normal.
The player is able to use it against Bobbies and Joy Doctors, but they will only stand in place and do nothing until the effects wear off. The old ladies, however, will behave like other townsfolk, with the only difference being that they won't say anything.
Despite the description, violence will not ensue.