I was watching the baseball game Friday Night Oct 11, 2013 & went out on the back porch for a cigarette. As soon as I sat at the table I saw 4 maybe 5 orange / red lights traveling in a line above the trees. I freaked! I ran over & banged on the window to get my wifes attention. She came out, I pointed to the lights as I ran & grabbed my video camera. She said " WOW, thats not a plane." I went out into the yard to avoid the screens on the pourch & the bright light on the barn next door. The lights were very far away & probably 4 or 5 times larger than a star.
They were traveling slowly. They came up above the trees out of the NW and were going at a slight angle to the north. As they ascended, the upper most light faded away as did the others as they got to the same spot in the sky. I thought that was it, but a few minutes later, it started again. First one light then another. Only 3 this time. They didn't fade as quickly this time & seemed to reach a certain altitude then started heading north. The spacing between them also grew as they started North.They may have changed to a bluish color as they faded away this time. (it was hard to tell as I was focused on the screen of the video camera). I have worked on military aircraft in the past, worked on the flight line at night & was at sea. NO WAY were these lights from any type of plane or helicopter. I wish I had a tripod!