I'm sorry to heat about how scary that encounter was Bee, that's never fun, especially when you're in the woods.
It's the feelings you get at the time that are the most telling, having that "dread sense" or having a feeling of utter calm and serenity come over you out of the blue, that's when you know something's up, and I've had both of those.
You mentioning you looking around a lot, I remember that happened to me when I was coming back from my friend's house at night. Neighbourhood isn't nice but it was that dread sense, and I had been on this site for a while so I was looking around, expecting anything to be there, but nothing. Ended up getting lost, walked into a dark park on a hunch and sure enough, bad feeling went away when I entered the dark woods. Came back when I got to the area again. I don't know what it was but it was definitely something and I have a feeling whatever or whoever it was knew I was there. As stupid and ridiculous as it sounds, it felt like a vampire was going to come out and chase me, like the classic, bald Nosferatu variety. I'm not even scared of that kind of thing lol
It's a shame your husband didn't believe you, but at least he found out in the end. I hope you stay safe and can find more on what it was.