A large ball of fire spotted in the sky at 7:52 p.m. Sunday was a meteor, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff 's Department.

An individual in the area of State Highway 44, south of Oshkosh, spotted a fireball the "size of an airplane" in the sky, Sgt. Gordon Ledioyt said. Other calls followed.

Reports of the fireball also came from Oshkosh, Ripon, Appleton, Neenah, Pulaski, Milwaukee and the state of Iowa, Ledioyt said.

Winnebago County Sheriff 's Department dispatchers contacted Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center, Ledioyt said. The Control Center confirmed that a meteor was passing through the area. Control Center officials said they did not have any emergency beacons going off to indicate that the fireball was an airplane.

It is unsure if the meteor has touched down or landed, Ledioyt said.