I was taking my dog out about ten minutes before 9 pm, and i was looking at the big dipper to the northeast and venus to the west, when i saw what i first thought was a communication satellite moving to the east northeast. then i noticed a fair distance behind it another identical light, closely followed by another similar light. i immediately called my wife to come to observe them. there was a slight lull and then there were 3 more objects equally spaced, on that same path. as i watched those three go. out of sight... i noticed two final lights appear, with the same spacing as the three, on that same thread-like path.