Too Many Flying Objects

I'm not sure what is going on, but over the past few months, when I look up at the night sky, I see unusual large numbers of lighted flying objects, often with flashing strobe-type lights.  Just now, I saw four to five such things high in the sky.  Most weird were two very fast moving flights with flashing lights, flying high up, that passed each other quite close.  But there are also very bright lights that start out near the horizon that I can't even tell are moving at first, but then move so are not stars or planets.

So I live in the US midwest, near a medium sized city, probably 6-8 miles from the local airport.  There are no military bases nearby.  The thing is that most of these flights are not near the airport, but are flying high and far from the airport.

So I am just not sure what is going on, but this doesn't seem like normal air traffic!  I really wonder if something strange is going on, and how many of these flights are either "UFOs" or an abnormal number of military planes...