Multiple witnesses to multiple objectsI was standing outside on March 16, 2002 at approximately 10:00 P.M. eastern standard time, when I saw a dim orangish light moving parallel to the horizon. After watching it a few seconds, I noticed another similar object trailing it. The second object began behaving erratically, (closing in, moving next to, dropping back). I noticed a commercial airliner on it's normal flight path moving south. These two objects appeared as if they were moving towards the airliner. Then they suddenly banked hard to the northwest changed direction suddenly and where back in front of the plane at a higher elevation. Then I called to my girlfriend to come see, just as she was getting there, multiple objects started appearing. When we lost track of them we suddenly noticed more than 20. They seemed to form a vertical circle or ball, then moved into a formation and proceeded south along the coast. During the formation or ball we called our neighbors out to see. They witnessed this as well as the formation which moved to the south. The whole event lasted approximately 45 seconds to one minute.Approximately 45 minutes later I spotted about 15 of these objects in a semi-circlar formation moving north. This time I called my girlfriend and 13 year old daughter who did not witness the first event to come see. We watched them for approximately 15 seconds move to the northwest and disappear rapidly. This time they appeared to be lower and further inland, which put them almost directly over-head. This formation passed over without a sound.