It could have more than mold. It could have any number of insects, mice, fleas, etc. Run awaaayyy!
P.S. I'm from the Crohn's forum, but my daughter has severe asthma and allergies. My parents recently died and we weren't able to take even a wooden furniture piece because the humidity levels in their closed up house became so high this summer that it mildewed and became too musty for us to think about
. Other family members could use products to clean with that we can't, so they were able to save it. Thankfully most everything else was moved before the mildew issue happened but I've only been able to keep glassware that could be thoroughly washed.
If it's so good, why doesn't he keep it?