I recently flew out of Jackson Hole airport and was shocked when the screener (TSA contractor) pulled me aside for additional screening. She pointed to the place on the scan that had lit up when I went through the scanner -- just where my colon should have been. She then conducted an incredibly aggressive and humiliating search of my abdominal area, the space in between my legs, and down the back of my pant.
I cannot imagine why this area lit up (20 years post j-pouch surgery) nor why anyone thought this was making it safer to fly. I don't know whether my lack of a colon had anything to do with it but can't think of any other reason.
Of course, the supervisor denied that anything was wrong with his machine, his screener, etc. They refused to let me walk through the scanner a second time (against TSA rules).
Wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience at Jackson Hole airport or elsewhere.