Nine white lights cross the sky in succession

Occurred : 3/26/2020 21:00 (Entered as : 03/26/20 21:00)
Reported: 3/26/2020 10:04:11 PM 22:04
Posted: 5/7/2020
Location: Orland, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object

I was outside looking at the clear winter night sky, all the stars. Suddenly, I noticed a bright pinpoint of light moving across the sky, like a star that decided to move, only brighter.

They had no flashing lights like our aircraft. Their flight path was unusual because air traffic in this area is always north-south, and these were moving southwest to northeast and quickly. They appeared in the sky near Orion (from my point of view) and vanished once they were across the sky between the handle of the Big Dipper and the horizon.

As soon as the first one made it to that point, the next one came into view by Orion. They flew in succession like this, one after the other, until nine had passed by. This is the most I have seen during a sighting. Pretty amazing!