I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a cigarette and writing a letter, when I looked up and saw a bright red orb, crossing the sky from my lower left side (NW) to the north east and up. I first thought it was a plane, but realized to was much too big to be a light on a plane, then I saw the second orb. It seemed to come from the same place from the northwest and took the same path across the sky, disappearing above where I stood, a bit to the north. I saw five of the bright red orbs, each following the same trajectory and each fading out or maybe moving away from me at about 85 degrees from the horizon. It occured to me that they were probably just paper lanterns, but they were so bright and definitely red. I was surprisingly unexcited by their appearance. They really seemed to all travel the same slow pace, same path, size and brightness. Its not impossible that the orbs I saw were just elaborate lanterns, but I choose to think not.