Looked like a satellite flying across. then about 10-15 seconds another appeared traveling same trail. then another and another. i grabbed my spot light and began signaling the objects. as if responding to my signal, the "satellite-like" object shined bigger and brighter. they traveled in a trail except for one or two traveled in a different direction than the others. those went south while the rest traveled from west to east or northeast. i checked satellite tracker and there were no trail of 23 satellites traveling above or anywhere else in california. these objects flashed back at me and were not airplanes.