At 5:45 pm christmas night i went outside to warm up the car to get my wife to work. i looked up at the dark evening sky and a star sized object was almost directly above me heading east. as my eyes fixed on the object i saw one, then two, then three ahead of it. then i looked in reverse direction to see four more behind the first one i saw. i counted seven in straight line and an eighth out of line of the others but at a faster rate of speed appearing to attempt to catch up with the rest. i told my wife about what i saw in detail then she said she had read earlier in the day about the east coast having many reports of the same but with more objects in number. there could have been more but by the time i saw them they were disappearing over the mountain line.