Multiple bright lights in night sky. some came on bright, then faded out completely, only for a few more to come on brightly and repeat the fading to dark (disappear). most almost seemed to go up & around between the stars (but closer), almost like a ferris wheel, while coming on bright, then fade to dark. others went from slight west to slight east, and also went from bright to dark (disappear). this went on for about 5-6 minutes, then they headed in a short easterly direction towards canada, but disappeared before ever making it there. got my son out of bed in time to catch only the last few going dark (2nd witness). at 6:45am, just saw the fastest "shooting star" heading directly north of my location, that i've ever seen in my life! not sure if it had anything to do with what was in the sky earlier, but definately nowhere near as bright earlier lights.