Bright orange lights appeared above the horizon, only to disappear, then reappear in formation. Lasted about 30 seconds.A bright orange light appeared just above the horizon (12 o'clock position), facing east, towards the ocean from Highway 17 Business in Restaurant Row. It disappeared. No sooner than it disappeared, another bright orange light appeared (2 o'clock position). If this was a plane, there was no way it could have traveled across the sky to reach this new location in that short of a time span. The 2nd orange light disappeared. Within a few seconds another bright orange light appeared above the last position. I had to look up to see this third bright orange light. No way for a helicopter or a plane to make such a vertical ascent in only a few short seconds. This third light also vanished. At this time all 3 witnesses (myself and 2 co-workers) are watching this unfold. After the third light vanished, in roughly the same position, 4 bright orange lights appeared in a perfectly straight horizontal line, side by side. This lasted only a couple of seconds unti! l they slowly faded out, one at a time, from left to right. We cannot explain this. As far as all 3 witnesses are concerned, this was not any type of plane, helicopter, hot air balloon, or aerial vessel that we have ever seen. There was no sound, nor did they move in any direction once the lights appeared. They simply appeared and then vanished, only to reappear in different spots, and then as a whole formation at the end. This entire process lasted about 30 seconds.