Stepped outside during a phone call and immediately spotted a strange light moving in an unusual direction for area aircraft. Steady orange glow, moving horizontaly in the northern sky right to left. Within about 20 seconds a group of three more, and another group of five came into view all traveling the same speed, altitude and path. They all made a gentle turn toward the north and each dimmed as it made the turn, as if the lights were coming from their fronts. More kept appearing to the east and traveled the same path. This went on for several minutes, and I filmed the last three. The most I could see at once were 8- all spread out across the sky, and traveling the same path. They varied from about 10 degrees above the horizon to 20 degrees. Some a appeared a bit closer than other. I would have thought them to be helicopters, but there were no navigation lights and I could not hear any noise whatsoever. They appeared identical. At one point, I observed an orange/yellow line of light descend vertically from one, as if a firey object was dropped. During the display a jet aircraft passed overhead on its usual descent towards Bergstrom International Airport To my south. It appearred to be at a higher altitude than the objects.